OWAIS AHMED made his Chicago debut at TimeLine Theatre in Blood and Gifts. He was also an understudy for Disconnect at Victory Gardens Theater. He graduated with a BA degree in Acting from Illinois State University, where he was seen as Anon in Anon(ymous), Shylock in The Merchant of Venice and Visiting Friar/Englishman in The Passion Play. Owais is also a national Irene Ryan scholarship recipient through the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival.