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Mierka Girten

Mierka has been an Ensemble Member at A Red Orchid Theatre since 2004 and currently serves as the Casting Director. She has appeared in over fourteen productions including Victims of Duty, The Room, The Mutiliated, Simpatico, Red Handed Otter, Mud Blue Sky, and Abigail's Party among others.

Elsewhere in Chicago, Mierka has also worked with The Hypocrites, Rivendell Theatre, Porchlight Music Theatre, Cobalt Ensemble, Apple Tree, Provision, Strawdog, Circle Theatre, American Blues, Mary-Arrchie, Live Bait, Roadworks, Steppenwolf, and, most recently Mierka Understudied the roles of Tracey and Jessie in Sweat at The Goodman Theatre and performed as Jessie. Her one-woman show, With or Without Wings chronicling her diagnosis of Multiple-Sclerosis has been performed many times over the year and most recently enjoyed a sold-out performance at Steppenwolf Theatre in 2018.

Regionally, she played Maria Callas in Master Class  at The Human Race Theatre Company in Dayton, Ohio. Mierka also performed in the A Red Orchid Production of Craig Wright’s Mistakes Were Made with friend Michael Shannon both in Chicago and Off-Broadway at Barrow Street Theatre. TV: the late Anthony Bourdain’s Places Unknown; Film: vocals for music in Pottersville, as well as The Manson Family, and The Lake at Evening.

Mierka’s voice can also be heard in various national and web commercials and is also the voice of Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Mierka is a proud 3Arts Award Recipient.

Mierka can currently be seen in Gloria: A Life at the McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, NJ.