Up With (Some) People - Genny Bonavia & Raymond Fanara

Genny Bonavia (Kris)

Genny received her BA in Theater arts, her MAT in elementary education, and MAT in Special education from Rockford College. By day she is a Special Education Teacher in the Harlem School District and by night she freelances as a costume designer for Artists’ Ensemble.

She was last seen in Christmas Carol at New American Theater where she played the Ghost of Christmas Past. She has also been in The Vagina Monologues, as well as numerous productions at Rock Valley College's Studio Theater.

Genny says "Thank you to all the cast members. You have been my oasis."

Raymond Fanara (Chris)

Raymond is elated to be making his debut in Up With (Some) People at the West Side Show Room, and to be working with such amazing and talented people. Raymond was recently featured at Rock Valley College's Studio Theater as Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, Tin Man in Wizard of Oz, and Fyedka in Fiddler on the Roof.

In his spare time, Raymond has been studying the force as well as the art of lightsaber combat, and is hoping to reach his goal of Jedi Master. He also likes to collect Daniel Day-Lewis movies and vinyl records.

Much love and gratitude goes out to his wonderful family, his handsome good-looking friends, Colton Crain for the awesome lighting, and to The West Side Show Room for involving him in this great experience.

Come see Genny and Raymond in Up With (Some) People - reserve tickets for MilkMilkLemonade today!  (or come see a free performance Friday, March 14th at 10:15pm after MilkMilkLemonade)


Ray Fanara as Chris and Genny Bonavia as Kris in Up With (Some) People