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Following in the footsteps of Sanford Meisner - I believe that acting is living truthfully under imaginary circumstances. I am a worker - in the truest sense of the word. I am relentless. But above all, I know that it's not about me. Meryl Streep once said that she doesn't know anything about her character until she looks into her partner's eyes. I love that...



  • I just opened "A Shayna Maidel" at TimeLine Theatre Company. We are running through November 4, 2018. It's a beautiful show... some check us out!
  • Recent credits include "Machinal" at the Greenhouse, "Visiting" at Artemisia, "I Do Today" at the Greenhouse, "Sons of the Prophet" at American Theatre Company, and "Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England" at Theater Wit. 

Film and TV:

  • I just finished shooting two SAG Short films that will premiere in the Summer/Fall 2018. The first is titled "Being Here" and was written and directed by Sydney O'Haire. The second is titled "Precious Things" and was written by Jacob Zorn and directed by Alexander Zorn. 
  • I shot the SAG Feature "Unexpected" with Cobie Smulders and Anders Holm. The trailer is available on and you can see the movie on Netflix. 
  • I shot episode 418 of Chicago Fire on NBC directed by Joe Chappelle. 


  • I just shot a commercial for IBC Bus - it should be released in September 2018!
  • My commercial for Instant Care is running now. Great shoot - awesome people! Check out the video on YouTube.
  • I recently shot back to back commercials for the Arkansas Lottery. Great director, cast and crew! The video is visible on YouTube.


  • My videos for Clickhole Productions (The Onion) is currently featured on the website. Check out the Worst Job's video's.

Please click on "Contact Carin" to receive an emailed copy of my headshot and resume, or contact Gray Talent Group in Chicago.

Carin Silkaitis - Chicago Theatre Artist