Hello! My name is Aaron Lockman. Who am I and what do I do? Well, I’m a complex human being, dammit, who can’t be easily quantified in a short blurb! As to what I do:
1) I’m an actor!
I graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2017 with a BA in Theatre. I’ve performed with The Side Project, Eclectic Full Contact Theatre, The Living Room, Metropolis Performing Arts Center, and many others.
2) I’m a writer!
Primarily, I’m a playwright and a critic. My plays have been performed at Jackalope Theatre, The Point Theatre Project, the Theater at Monmouth, Mary’s Attic, the Prop Theatre, and Columbia College. In 2019 I studied with Calamity West in Jackalope Theatre’s Playwrights’ Lab. I also write reviews of Chicago theatre, both for PerformInk and Rescripted (I’m also an editorial assistant at Rescripted). I also dabble in solo performance, poetry, memoir, or whatever fancies me! If you want to read my writing, there’s plenty over on the blog.
3) I do voiceover!
Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of performing in several audio projects, both with AudioComics and Audible. I narrated the audiobooks Hot Dog! by Anh Do, and Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps by Andrea Warren. I’ve also played roles in the Audible dramas Locke and Key and The X-Files: Cold Cases. I also wrote and produced my own spooky fictional podcast, The Audio Diary of Aaron Lockman, and I also co-host the Astronomy Brothers podcast with my brother Seth.
4) I’m a general theatre-y, internet-y, person!
I have a YouTube channel, where I post vlogs, poems, song covers, podcasts, or other various art/musings. Of special note on there, you can see my 90-minute solo show, The Gallery of Obsessive Crushes, performed at the Playground Theatre in February 2019.