My name is Whitney Minarik. Originally from Detroit, I'm a Chicago-based actor, director, and teaching artist. I have a passion for performance, but also love working in theatre education, with young people in particular.

I have trained at Wayne State University, the Moscow Art Theatre School, and The Artistic Home Studio. Additionally, I have a Master's degree in Theatre Education from The Catholic University of America.

To view my complete resume, click below.


While complying with Covid-19 guidelines, I had a role in the feature length film Second Date, written and directed by Rodrigo Fernandes for the Harold Ramis Film School.

adapting for covid

My usual K-8 drama curriculum had to be adjusted this year to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines - but the show must go on! My students and school have been flexible and allowed for many performances to be recorded with a green screen and shared virtually.

Read more about it here

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