North Rory Homeward
North Rory Homeward is an actor and singer who has lived in the greater Chicago area for a majority of his life. North, who was the first out trans student in his high school, is passionate about marginalized storytelling, advocating giving more voice to marginalized communities. Though he tends to lean more toward playing cisgender characters, he enjoys playing trans roles when they come his way.
Since moving into the city from suburban roots, North has been seen all over Chicago storefront and independent theatre, including appearing in Shakespeare’s Motley Crew’s Shakespeare-in-the-park production of Midsummer Mayhem (Romeo/Edmund/Orlando), as angry lead Michael in Campsongs’ rock musical Zombie Bathhouse, and as a guest artist in Dominican University’s Songs for a New World (Man 2) and The Addams Family (Ensemble). He also played many roles in shows from Shakespeare and Molière to Durang and children’s theatre in his time studying theatre and music at College of Lake County, before moving on to complete the studio program at Chicago’s Black Box Studio, under Ashley Neal and Conor Woods.
Outside of his direct career path, North has taught himself to play the ukulele and enjoys writing as a hobby, from music he sometimes shares on YouTube to monologues he hopes to someday publish in a book for actors seeking audition material. North, who dedicates his career to his late spouse Echo, looks forward to someday being an adoptive parent and to waving around a wand or a lightsaber professionally.