Actor, Fight Choreographer

Past Productions


“Akvavit does a terrific job of adding layers of depth to Fosse’s foundation and keeping audience attention rapt.” – Keith Glab, Chicago Theater Beat

“Each of the three plays is populated by haunted characters who can’t seem to shake the past or face the future. “ – Zac Thompson, Time Out Chicago

“Fosse’s bleak vision of love, loneliness and the inability of people to communicate, combined with his compulsive use of repetition, can be compelling…” – Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times

allotment-annieAllotment Annie

“Don’t Miss Pick”! – Chicago Magazine

“Allotment Annie is thought-provoking.” “Playwright Mark Mason pens a rare tale.” – Katy Walsh, Chicago Theater Beat

“Mason’s play is seductive, its lighthearted dialogue quickly giving way to dark psychological intrigue” – Rory Leahy, Centerstage Chicago

The Improv Play

“The Improv Play is a realistic portrayal to the plight of a Chicago actor. Sometimes, it can be funny. Sometimes, it can be dramatic. It’s rewarding. It’s demeaning. It pays nothing. It’s the price of happiness. For actors, The Improv Play is a virtual boot camp to toughen you up for the long haul. For the audience, it’s a reminder of what each of these sixteen people gave up to entertain you for a couple of hours. Bittersweet!” – Katy Walsh, Chicago Theatre Beat

“In creating a work that breaks down the barrier between comedy and ‘straight’ theater, Colburn has pinpointed a struggle that will connect with any young artist…Both improvised and scripted, Colburn’s exhilarating play doesn’t sacrifice emotion for energy.” – Oliver Sava, Time Out Chicago

Fucking Men

Beau recently performed the role of Brandon Connor in Bailiwick Chicago’s critically lauded production of Fucking Men. Under Tom Mullen’s direction and after working personally with playwright Joe DiPietro days after his Tony wins for Memphis, the show sold out and was talked about all over town. Here’s what the critics had to say:

“Beau Forbes as the movie star… [is] terrific” – Time Out Chicago, Kris Vire

“Ryan Lanning, as the playwright, Beau Forbes, the actor and Christian Kain Blackburn, the porn star were particular excellent performers in a cast of capable actors.” – ChicagoCritic, Tom Williams

“…with superb performances, expertly rendered mood shifts and a few brief bits of nudity…there is truth and understanding in “F—ing Men.” – Chicago Sun-Times, Hedy Weiss.

“…one of the stronger collections of actors currently on one stage in Chicago.” – Nina Metz, Chicago Tribune

A Love Lost Life

The Last Unicorn

“You’d be hard pressed to find a more innovative theatrical event from a storefront theatre troupe.” ChicagoCritic, Tom Williams

Bad Guys in Suits

“It is Beau Forbes’ Leo Fatz, who has major girlfriend problems, that makes this production shine. Forbes has instant likability and perfect comic reactions. His song ‘Taking It Day By Day’ is the strongest number in the show, in no small part due to Forbes impeccable timing. Each scene he is in he owns and is certainly someone to watch in the Chicago theatre scene.” – Steadystyle Chicago, Alan Bresloff

A Christmas Carol

Sleepy Hollow

Tales as Tall as the Sky



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