Quick Chat with American Players Theatre

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APT's Quick Chat Series is a chance to get to know the folks around APT. This week we talk to Phoebe González, whose sophomore APT season features her in a trio of comedies.

APT: How long have you been at APT and what are your roles this summer?
Phoebe: This is my second season, but my first full season at APT. I play Fabian in Twelfth Night, Constance in She Stoops to Conquer, and the Compositor (whom we have named Polly) in The Book of Will

APT: Tell us about yourself: Where are you based, and what path led you to acting?
Phoebe: I live and work in Chicago, but I’m from New York originally (specifically Washington Heights) and probably a little too proud of it. I, like every other 8-year-old I knew at the time, was convinced I was going to be a veterinarian until I saw an audition flyer for a local community theater. My dad’s an artist and my mom was an actor for many years, and both have since confessed to me how hard they were working to not let their love of the arts influence me one way or the other…But I found that audition flyer all on my own. From that first production of Free to Be You and Me I was hooked. I kept doing community theater, I was lucky enough to attend a high school with incredible arts programming, and I studied acting and musical theater in college. I’ve been very fortunate to make a life of this. 

Read the full interview here.


Heartbreak House, American Players Theatre

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“Phoebe González is spending her first summer with American Players Theatre and she may well have the makings of a future star… She stands her ground in a cast of some of the best actors in the world.”
- Channel3000.com

“Ellie, played with a thousand expressions of dismay, exasperation and determination by the marvelous Chicago actor Phoebe González…”
- The Cap Times

“And, as the ‘straight man’, Phoebe González is logical and earnest in extreme, until she realizes she’s more comfortable in the bohemian hideaway than the ‘real’ world.”
- On Milwaukee


The Burn, Steppenwolf

“‘I feel it,’ she says, with the fine actress González expressing an underacknowledged truth.”
- The Chicago Tribune

“Phoebe González makes Mercedes all her own. As the sweet, soft-spoken new student at this school, who harbors her own tragic secrets, religion is this teenager’s refuge.”
- Chicago Theatre Review

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La Havana Madrid, Teatro Vista

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“Teatro Vista has lined up some terrific young actor-singers including Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel, Phoebe González and Tommy Rivera-Vega.”
- The Chicago Tribune

“Phoebe González is utterly endearing as Maruja, with a beautiful voice to match.”
- Chicagoland Musical Theatre

“… talented newcomer, Phoebe González…”
- Chicago Theatre Review