I act, write, improvise, and eat a lot of foods that are bad for me in Chicago. I'm originally from Crown Point, Indiana. I graduated from Ball State University and have been performing in plays, sketch shows, improv shows, and films for over a decade. I'm also self-conscious about how many times I've written "I". Anyway, I was an ensemble member at Under The Gun Theater for 3 years, and I'm currently a resident ensemble member at Theatre Above the Law. I've written loads of short plays and sketches, as well as the full-length plays Amicable--which premiered in the summer of 2019--and Henchpeople--the summer of 2021. I am currently producing my first screenplay--Fortified--with the company I co-founded--Fortified Productions LLC. The film is slated to shoot this summer!
Ross Compton’s new play Amicable, now getting its world premiere at the tiny Theatre Above the Law in a cute little enclave in Rogers Park, is remarkable. It is an astonishing cautionary tale, a zen meditation and a profound experience about human existence. In this Twilight Zone/Black Mirror era it’s also an excellent piece of science fiction.
-Chicago Stage Standard
-Chicagoland Musical Theatre
I think this was my favorite one!
-On my play