I have returned from my weekend travels to be met with the sad news that actor and friend Will Schutz has passed away. Though Will has been in poor health for some time, I am still shocked by his passing. He will be remembered by many in Chicago not just because of his remarkable talent but because of his kindness and friendship.
I had the pleasure to work with will in Strawdog's remounting of Detective Story at Theatre-on-the-Lake and knew him from his several roles at City Lit Theatre. What stands out most in my mind, is a conversation I had with him at Konak this past winter. I had been laid off from my job and he gave me just the words I needed to hear to keep my chin up and keep at the job search. I thanked him at the time, but I would have liked to say thank you over and over again for his support.
Will, you will be missed by many - myself included.
Chicago Stage Review