Miriam Petzke A founding member of
"The Free Readers Ensemble",
Miriam has been involved in theater since the 6th grade. She was a member of the Oak Park Village Players for over 30 years, where she could be seen on stage in roles including: Mama Morton in "Chicago", Reno Sweeney in "Anything Goes", Queen Aggravin in "Once Upon a Mattress", Maggie in "Shadow Box", Thor in "ER", and "Godspell". Miriam served on the Board of Directors  at the Village Players for 5 years. She also worked behind the scenes  directing, stage managing, set decorating, designing properties, and  running lights and sound.
Other stage credits include Vera in "Mame" with Oak Park Musical   Theatre, Stella in "Follies", and "Jerry's Girls" with Wheaton Drama  Inc., Rose in "Steppin' Out" and Bubbie in "Crossing Delancy" with  Village Theatre Guild, and in "Vendetta" at Circle Theatre.
Miriam has also performed for 10 years in a 1940's USO revue called  "Any Bonds Today" with Bugle Boy Productions.

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