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The Team


So…what’s our story?


Well, I’m

Lara Filip, Executive Director/Chief Instigator


I love stories, history, performing arts, visual arts and the outdoors. I also really love horses. I’ve finally been able to combine my love of all these things into Inkwell Arts & Learning (except for horses…but one of these days!) I’ve been a professional writer, director and producer for many, many (many, many, many – I’m older than I look) years.


I’m also a professional singer and actor. You’ll often see me galavanting around the country, singing tribute shows with Artist’s Lounge Live. I also have an album out there called Stop Time, if you want to check out my original music. As an actor, I’ve had the opportunity to perform in National touring productions and on just about every stage in the Chicago land area. I’m a proud member of the Actor’s Equity Association and a graduate of The Chicago Academy for the Arts.

As far as Inkwell goes? It’s kind of a one-woman operation…supported by LOTS of people behind the scenes. To meet the incredible artists and artisans making the shows happen, check out the Program eBook for our current production, in the Walking Plays section.


But there are a couple of folks, responsible for this beautiful website and some of our other artistic output that I’d like you to meet!


Let’s start with the man behind the media, our

Media Master, Dominic Rescigno.

He’s responsible for this awesome website and all of our video pieces and graphic design. He is also an indie filmmaker AND our resident Hans Christian Andersen!


Dominic, what’s the scoop? Tell us your story.

Greetings, web browser. I'm Dominic - an actor, writer, and designer living in Chicago! Aside from starring as Hans Christian Andersen with Inkwell, I've been lucky enough to perform with Lyric Opera of Chicago, The Second City, The Onion, ClickHole, and Walt Disney World. I've been seen in Chicago's long-running comedies "Queer Eye: The Musical Parody" at The Second City and "Tony N' Tina's Wedding", and have created multiple web-series. Check out my website for more!

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I also want to introduce you to our incredible

Illustrator Extraordinaire, Avery Multer.

Avery created our logo and all of the beautiful art you see on our page. Avery, you brilliant thing you…What’s your story?

Hi there! I’m Avery Multer, 14-years-old and a lover of all things fantasy. I’m into anything that involves mythical creatures and dragons, supernatural elements, and special effects make-up. I’m into Manga and animé and especially like creating my own original characters. In fact, someday, I’d like to work in animation and write, illustrate, and animate my own stories. I also like cosplay, making my own costumes and props with whatever I have laying around the house. I also really love animals of all kinds and being outside in nature. Many of my illustrations feature natural elements combined with fantasy characters. 


I’ve drawn for as long as I can remember. When people ask me, “When did you start drawing?” I say, “Every little kid loves to draw. I just never stopped.” I like working with traditional mediums like ink, pencils, watercolor, and markers. But I also work a lot in digital mediums, specifically ProCreate. I’ve been lucky enough to have my work published several times in magazines and even a couple books. I’m excited to be working with Inkwell and can’t wait for everyone to meet Blot! Follow my Instagram!

Hey! What about me?!

Oh…Sorry! I almost forgot.

This is Blot.


Blot is our mascot and you’ll see them pop up from time to time. What is Blot? We see Blot as what happens when ink on a page comes to life…but Blot can really be whatever you imagine.

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