Earnest. Witty. Driven.
From lip-syncing Grease back in middle school to performing the three-hour epic Angels in America, Kidany’s determined spirit continues to push them to greater heights. Kidany Camilo [pronounced /’kidani’kamilɔ/] (pronouns he/she/they) is an actor, director and educator. Originally from Bayamón, Puerto Rico, they were raised by their loving grandparents that played boleros on blast on Radio Oro 92.5. They found their passion while being a part of the theatre club in middle school, since then it’s all been uphill. They took voice lessons and acting lessons outside of school to improve their craft, but they wanted more. It was only a matter of time before the islander left paradise in order to pursue their passions.
Through hard work and unconditional support from their family, Kidany is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a BA in Theatre Arts and Purdue University with an MFA in Acting. When they are not in the theater, you can find them playing video games [most likely Smite, Final Fantasy or Pokémon], learning the dance routine to a new video, or researching how to get Acerola [pronounced /asɛˈɾola/] ice cream delivered to them stateside.
Kidany is local to Chicago. Some notable roles include: Josefina/Armida in Mojada (Indianapolis Shakespeare Company), Espuma in Measure for Measure (Chicago Shakespeare Theater), and Fefu in Fefu and Her Friends (Purdue Theatre). Some of their dream roles are: Sally in Follies, Fabrizio in The Light in the Piazza, and The Bride in Blood Wedding.
“Callar y quemarse es el castigo más grande que nos podemos echar encima” -Federico García Lorca, Bodas de Sangre (II.1).
“To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves”
-Federico García Lorca, Blood Wedding (II.1).