Mena Rodriguez-Williams

Latest Show Bio

Mena Williams (Hodel) was born and raised in Illinois, studied acting at Madison College and Illinois State University, and is a Theatre Operations Specialist at Illinois Wesleyan School of Theatre Arts. Previous roles include Olive Rivers in Puffs (CPT, 2023), Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar (CPT, 2022), Annelle in Steel Magnolias (CPT, 2022), Tanya in Mamma Mia! the Musical, (CPT, 2022). Additionally, Mena played the role of Jo March in Little Women the Musical (2019), and Daisy in Student Body at Madison College (2018). Both roles were recognized at the American College Theater Festival. Mena dedicates performances to her family and everyone who came before them.

Roles

Young Frankenstein

2023-2024
Inga

Puffs

2022-2023
Olive Rivers

Cinderella

2022-2023
Ensemble (Understudy for Ella/Marie)
Set Build Crew

Sweat

2022-2023
Set Crew

Jesus Christ Superstar (2022)

2022-2023
Mary Magdalene

Steel Magnolias (2022)

2022-2023
Annelle Dupuy-Desoto

Matilda the Musical

2021-2022
Dance Ensemble

Mamma Mia!

2021-2022
Tanya