KENAN AUDITORIUM JANUARY 28, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Director: Ali Barthwell Producer: Joe Ruffner Company Manager: Joshua Kaiser Casting Director: Claudia Wallace VP of Production: Jen Hoyt CEO & Executive Producer: Andrew Alexander
Appearing in Today’s Performance:
MEGHAN BABBE is originally from Rapid City, South Dakota and is thrilled to be representing The Second City! She lives in Chicago where she regularly performs sketch and improv at CiC Theater and iO. She an alumni of the Comedy Studies program. Her writing has appeared in Reductress and Paper Machete. She loves Chandler Goodman and her family and would like to thank witchcraft for blessing her with such a great #Redco crew. Meghan is represented by Paonessa Talent. Follow her on Twitter @m_babbe. KILEY FITZGERALD is not only from Boston but started her career there in the early 2000’s at Improv Asylum. She came to Chicago by way of New York and is thankful for that move every day. She loves her Redco fam and is honored to be working for The Second City, it’s a dang dream! She can also be seen performing with Chicago’s Improvised Shakespeare Company. This show is dedicated to her mom, brother and her favorite show “Daddy and the Chief.”
EVAN MILLS attended Columbia College where he studied Film. He has trained at The Second City and is a recipient and alumnus of the 2017 Bob Curry Fellowship Program. He recently performed with The Second City in Generation Gap at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., and also just finished writing and performing their salute to Pride, Not Ready for WERK. He is part of a comedy music duo called Evan & Mary-Jane. They have been featured in the Break Out Comedy Festival, LA Laughter Comedy Fest, and the 2018 Comedy Central Showcase. He is also the creator and writer of Queer Eye: The Musical Parody. Instagram @awkvanmills. GEORGE C. OWENS was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and moved to Chicago to attend @awkvanmills Loyola University. When George isn’t touring with The Second City he performs all around the city of Chicago with Artemis at iO, Hitch*Cocktails at The Annoyance Theater, and with his independent sketch duo Henrik and George. George is proud to be represented by Paonessa Talent Agency. He wants to thank his parents, Carol and Greg, and his siblings, Will and Emma, for always being so supportive. You can follow George on Instagram and Twitter @george_c_owens. JACKIE SOUTHEE moved to Chicago in 2009 after graduating from James Madison University. She is an alumnus of The Second City’s Conservatory and Writing program. She also wrote and performed with Training Center’s HouseCo ensemble, Tubbs Avenue. Outside of The Second City, Jackie performs regularly at iO, The Annoyance, and was the Managing Producer of Flat Iron Comedy where she performed on the house team, Neat. Big thanks to her amazing family for their never ending support and inspiration. Follow Jackie on Twitter: @JackieSouthee. JORDAN STAFFORD comes to us from the dope city of Detroit, Michigan. He attended Saginaw Valley State University where he studied Theater and Art, while there he was also introduced to improv. After graduating in 2015, he moved to Chicago and loves it. Stafford has recently performed in both the Second City’s Black History Month and Pride Revues, He’s a part of the sketch duo TEEN CUDi and the iO Harold Team Lil Tooties. Stafford is represented by Paonessa Talent. Aside from acting, Stafford is also an illustrator. Check out his work on Instagram @staffordianworks.
ALI BARTHWELL (Director) is a writer, performer, and Wellesley woman. Ali is co-founder of Wakandacon, a three day celebration of AfroFuturism in pop culture, gaming, and tech. Ali’s writing has been featured in Vulture, Chicago Magazine, and The A.V. Club. She is a teacher with the Second City Training Center and Columbia College. She was a member of The Second City’s Touring Company and the Cards Against Humanity Writers Room. Her favorite celebrity Chris is Chris Evans. SARA STOCK (Stage Manager) is a writer, stage manager, and defiantly proud Floridian. She is ecstatic to be working with The Second City and this fantastic cast. Sara currently co-produces and performs at two storytelling shows in the city, We Have Questions and Appetite for Rock N’ Roll Storytelling. Follow her on Instagram @stormbrewer so she can eventually sell you leggings and body wraps. JEFF STRICKLAND (Music Director) is a musician and composer originally from NC. He studied Music Business at Belmont University in Nashville, TN before moving to Chicago. He was music director at Public House Theater for ten years where he starred in Bye, Bye Liver: The Chicago Drinking Play for eight years, wrote and directed West (and North) Side Story as well as other projects. He worked for Second City Theatricals aboard Norwegian Cruise lines and in #DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment and is now thrilled to be a part of The Second City Touring Company. All actors and stage managers are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers.
UNCW Office of the Arts Fidias Reyes Interim Director of Arts Engagement
Katie Crosby Artist Services & Residency Coordinator
Jeremy Summers Director of Artistic Operations
Kyle Kissinger Student Engagement & Internship Coordinator
Manny Fernandez Technical Director
Jim Heckethorn Ticket Office
Abigail Beck Patron Services Manager
Daniel Poissant Ticket Office
Emmanuel Mitcham Marketing & Communications Specialist Denise Melvin Business Associate
Susan Watson Ticket Office Cara Marsicano Graduate Assistant
Olivia Outlaw Social Media Intern
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