Sixteen year-old Kyra Mae Robinson makes an astonishing transformation to play the mother of 18 children in God’s Work. Kyra and APTP’s artistic director, David Feiner, recently appeared on Chicago Public Radio’s “Afternoon Shift” to talk with host Niala Boodhoo about God’s Work, running at Goodman Theatre from April 4 – 19, 2014. Listen to the story, and enjoy this photos of Kyra off stage and on.


A portrait of Kyra, a few weeks before she cut and dyed her hair to play the role of Joanna, mother of 18 children, in God’s Work.




Kyra in rehearsal a month before opening, when her hair was still long. And green. Also note the batman socks.



Kyra in performance as Joanna, the mother of 18 children, in God’s Work. The Chicago Sun-Times called her performance “quietly powerful,” while another reviewer gushed that: “Kyra Mae Robinson hits every note right as the meek Joanna.”

"God’s Work is the latest production of Albany Park Theater Project to be staged at the Goodman Theatre. The play is about a family of children and the abuse they suffer, physical and psychological, from a father who cloaks all of it in fundamentalistic Christian religion. It is an adult play for the ensemble teenage cast of 22 teenagers aged 14 to 18. Artistic Director David Feiner and student actor Kyra Mae Robinson are here to talk about their latest work."

Niala Boodhoo Chicago Public Radio