Co – Founder,

Colleen Renee Lis

Colleen Renee Lis was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. After receiving a BA in Theater from Rowan University in 2005, she moved to New York City and lived there for approximately 13 years while pursuing a career in the arts. During her time in New York, she found herself performing in a number of regional productions and national tours, traveling to 40 out of 50 states; most notably in the National Tour of Seussical as Mayzie La Bird directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge. In 2015 she decided to further her education by attending Circle in the Square Theatre School’s Summer Intensive Program. To this day, she credits Circle in the Square Theatre School with re-invigorating her passion for performing as well as redirecting and redefining her path as an artist. 

Theatre Credits: Favorite Credits include Matilda The Musical (Mrs. Wormwood), Elf The Musical (Emily Hobbs) with Broadway Theatre of Pitman, Annie (Lily St. Regis) with Trilogy Repertory, Elf The Musical (Deb) with Growing Stage Theatre, Ragtime (Evelyn Nesbit) with Light Opera of New Jersey, She Loves Me (Ilona Ritter) with Summit Playhouse, Chicago (Roxie Hart) with The Road Company, and Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party (Queenie) with CDC Theatre. 

National Tours: Seussical (Mayzie La Bird), Max and Ruby (Ruby), and Click, Clack, Moo (Jenny) with Theatreworks/USA. Pippi Longstocking (Annika) with ArtsPower. 

Education: BA Theatre, Rowan University, Circle in the Square Theatre School

Co – Founder, Artistic Director

Emily Miller

Emily Miller realized she wanted to act ever since she was three and realized people would applaud her for playing pretend. For high school, she attended the Academy for Visual and Performing Arts. She then attended Drew University where she graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in Theatre Arts and History. While there, she also studied abroad in London at the London Dramatic Academy with an emphasis in Shakespeare. Since graduating, Emily has had numerous jobs in theatre including Dramaturgy, House & Box Office Management, and General Managing some of Broadway’s biggest national tours. She’s also pursued acting, credits include:

Off Broadway: Chasing Jack (Rebecca)

Regional Theatre: Loretta The Yodeling Cowgirl (Young Loretta) Centenary Stage Company, Votes for Women (Lucy Burns) with Speranza Theatre Company and Flowers: A Thorny Romance (Diana) with the Paterson Performing Arts Council.

She has also appeared in the short films, Votes For Women, Waking Up & starred in the web series Sidetrack.  


Tait Rupertt

I am honored and happy to be in The Red Mic Repertory Company!  I am new to the Company but in the few projects I have worked on it has been so exciting to work with such wonderful artists. What this Company creates is brilliant. I am thrilled and inspired to be a part of it.

Broadway:  Candida (Circle in the Square), 

Off-Broadway: Album (Cherry Lane), Lone Star (National Improv Theatre)Regional Theatre: Another Country (Long Wharf Theatre), Anna Christie (Odyssey Theatre L.A.), Lily (World Premiere, New Jersey Rep), The Matchmaker (Shakespeare and Co. Washington, D.C.), C.C. Pyle and the Bunion Derby, Midsummer Night’s Dream (Bolton Theatre, Kenyon College), That Perfect Moment (No-Ho Theatre L.A.), The Bridges of Madison County (SOPAC)

Film and TV Credits include: Diner, Swordfish, Clean, Veronica’s Closet, Mad TV, Everything’s Fine, Getting On.

Directing Credits include: This Is Our Youth (Acting Center L.A.), West Side Story, The Matchmaker, Almost Maine (Harvard-Westlake School L.A.), The Odd Couple (The Windward School L.A.), Police Activities LeagueP.A.L. Annual Christmas Show (L.A.), Time Stands Still (Chatham Community Playhouse)

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Caroline Ritacco

Caroline has been performing in the New Jersey area for the past seven years. Currently she is a member of the Papermill Playhouse Children’s Theater On Tour company and is a musical theater intern there. She appeared in the Red Mic Rep productions of August Osage County and Merry Wives of Windsor. Other favorite roles include Logainne in Spelling Bee, Anita Bath in Rock of Ages HS edition, as well as roles in Brighton Beach Memoirs, Jakes Women (Perry Award Nomination), and The Gingerbread Lady. She also appeared in Oliver, Mary Poppins, A Year with Frog and Toad, and Honk!.