Meet the cast: Micah Figueroa of 'Lookingglass Alice'

Figueroa, MicahAt the Theatre Company: Debut. Micah is a proud member of the teaching artist staff at Lookingglass and Raven Theatre where he gets to create new and original works with children across Chicago. He was last seen this summer as Cabaco in Lookingglass’ Moby Dick and (once!) as White Rabbit/Mad Hatter/ Humpty Dumpty in an all-understudy performance of Lookingglass Alice. Micah would like to thank his family, both biological and acquired, for their love and support.

Micah Figueroa


Understudy White Knight, Mad Hatter and others, Lookingglass Alice

  • Hometown: Sachse, Texas  
  • Training: B.F.A. Theatre Studies: Directing and Playwriting, Southern Methodist University.
  • What was the role that changed your life? Playing Conrad Jarrett in Ordinary People while still in high school was the first non-comedic role I’d attempted, and it opened my eyes to the power of theatre in the community. Until that point, I hadn’t experienced first-hand how much people viscerally empathize with characters and began to understand the basic human need to witness live performance.
  • Why are you an actor? I’m a bit of a jack of all trades, and l love absorbing new knowledge, skills, and experiences. As an actor, you’re constantly asked to investigate further and further into the lives of your characters including whatever job, status or skills that character may have. I also believe practicing an art form of any kind is extremely beneficial to your community, and I absolutely love discovering the countless ways art positively affects life. 
  • What would you be doing for a career if you weren’t an actor? I wanted to be a wildlife biologist for my entire life before acting. I’m still amazed at the world around us, especially by billions of different plants and animals that share the world with us. I was a HUGE Crocodile Hunter fan as a kid (below).

Steve Irwin, Crocodile Hunter

  • Ideal scene partner: I’d love to work with Bill Irwin (right). I’ve been a big fan of his since seeing him as Mr. Noodle on Sesame Street and have always wanted to Bill Irwincreate the smart, specific and hilarious type of work he makes. He’s had quite the career. I would have given anything to have worked with Robin Williams as well. I believe he was one of the most talented entertainers of all time.  
  • Why does this play matter? In the show, Alice undergoes an enormous amount of change and, as we all do, experiences the confusion, stress, anxiety, and fear of growing older. Regardless of age, we’re always growing older and experience those same feelings. Despite everything, Alice learns to keep imagining, believing and climbing. The message I have taken to heart, as the caterpillar says, is, “Playing takes practice.” The world doesn’t like to provide the time or space to practice playing, using your imagination or even taking a long, deep breath for that matter – all practices essential to happiness. It sometimes takes extraordinary amounts of effort just to take a breath. But with practice, and definitely a lot of playfulness, the world becomes a much more beautiful place to live in. But you’ve got to practice. 
  • What do you hope the audience gets out of Lookingglass Alice? I hope they experience the joy and wonder of some amazing storytelling. 
  • Finish this sentence: “All I want is … ” to explore, play and love rather than destroy. …. And free daily baked goods!

More ‘Meet the Cast’ profiles:

Adeoye, the Cheshire Cat in Lookingglass Alice
Molly Brennan, the Red Queen in Lookingglass Alice
Kevin Douglas, the White Rabbit in Lookingglass Alice
Maurice Jones, Orlando in As You Like It
Geoffrey Kent, Actor, Assistant Director and Fight Director in As You Like It
Samuel Taylor, the White Knight in Lookingglass Alice
Matt Zambrano, Touchstone in As You Like It
Lindsey Noel Whiting, Alice in Lookingglass Alice

Ticket information: Lookingglass Alice
Performances through Oct. 11
Stage Theatre
ASL interpreted & Audio described performance: 1:30 p.m. Oct. 3
Call 303-893-4100 or
TTY: 303-893-9582
Groups of 15 or more: 303-446-4829
Also: Purchase in person at The Denver Center Ticket Office, located at the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex lobby. Buy and print online at

Please be advised that the Denver Center for the Performing Arts – – is the only authorized online ticket provider for the Denver engagement of ‘Lookingglass Alice.’

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Official show page

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