Kennedy Baldwin, Debra Duncan, Maya Haughton,
Cat McDonnell, George Elrod, Dave Lyzenga, Annie Sullivan
Directed by: Cat McDonnell
Musical Director: John Love | Ryan Miera
Stage Manager: Izzy Patt | Kat Sparger
Lighting Design: Kathrin Sparger
Production Manager: Jesse Swanson
About the Artists
Kennedy Baldwin is a performer born and raised in Chicago. She attended Western Illinois University where she studied music business. She started taking improv classes at The Second City at the beginning of 2016 and has been in love with it ever since! She’s also taken classes at iO, CIC, and The Chicago Improv Den. She now performs regularly at Second City, CIC and Logan Square Improv. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @kendybaldy
Debra Duncan is so excited to be performing with The Second City! She’s a comedian, actress and musician proudly hailing from Akron, OH. She co-produces and hosts the podcast, Queer Movie Night and can be seen performing around town with Virgin Daiquiri and Randy. She also has a band with her wife, The Q’s and they just released their first album, Us Who Know, which is available on all streaming platforms! Follow her on Instagram @debradbag and @debraduncan on Twitter. Thank you to her best friend and love of her life, Kayla and their pup, Bea.
George Elrod – Originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, George is a current understudy for the Second City resident stages and National Touring Companies. George performed in Second City’s first original LGBTQ+ pride sketch show, Salute to Pride: Not Safe For Werk, directed by Mick Napier. He is a 2018 NBC Universal/Second City Bob Curry Fellow, and performed on the iO Harold Team, Comet. George is a DePaul University alumni, and a graduate from the Black Box Acting ACADEMY. TV credit includes HBO’s Somebody Somewhere. He’s represented by Grossman & Jack Talent. Love to his parents, Comet, & Justin! Follow him on instagram, twitter, TikTok – @XoGossipGeorge
Maya Haughton is an instructor, actor and producer based out of Chicago, IL. She has performed at The Second City in a variety of shows such as The Second City After Hours: A Late Night Improv Show, Legendary Laughs, Let’s Make It Perfectly Queer: A Salute to Pride, Dysfunctional Family Affair, The Second City’s Black History Month Show, Do You Believe in Madness? (Understudy) and was also in the National Touring Company. Additional casts include Baby Wants Candy, Matt Damon Improv (The Annoyance), The Musical Armando (iO), and Improv Asylum (Boston). Guest performances include PIMPROV (CIC) and Baby Wine (The Annoyance).
Dave Lyzenga is an actor, improviser, and software engineer. He originally hails from Grand Rapids, Michigan, and returns often to perform with his independent team Pop Scholars. You can also find him all over Chicago in shows like Baby Wants Candy, iO’s The Teenagers, The Revival’s The Breakdown, and his storytelling show A Good Guy. He has previously worked in Bar Harbor for ImprovAcadia, aboard a cruise ship for The Second City Theatricals, and in a Class 10 clean room for Purdue University.
Cat McDonnell (ensemble/director) is thrilled to be hanging out late nights with this super hot cast! Previously, she sailed with The Second City aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines, was an ensemble member for The Best Friggin’ Songs Of The Second City (Sing Out!), and directed The Second City’s BlueCo. Cat is grateful to Blue for their inspiration and joy, to SC for putting up this show, and to you for supporting live theater.
Annie Sullivan is a writer, performer, and all-around sweetheart originally from Kansas City and an alum of Columbia College Chicago. She is currently an understudy for The Second City National Touring Company. Additionally, she is a performer on the improv team Devil’s Daughter (https://www.devilsdaughtercomedy.com/
RYAN MIERA (Music Director) has been music directing for almost a decade. He’s played at and for iO, The Annoyance, MCL, Baby Wants Candy, and is the head music director at ComedySportz. His band, Yellow Pills, plays frequently around Chicago & can be heard on Spotify, iTunes & Apple Music. They’re currently signed with Mint 400 Records.
JOHN LOVE (He/Him, Music Director) is a Chicago musician from small town, central Illinois. A Conservatory graduate, he also music directs for several projects around the city, including The Severn Darden Graduate Program at Second City and Huggable Riot. Listen for his band, The Lovebirds. His mom thinks he is just great! Love to KB.
Kathrin Sparger (she/her, Stage Manger) is a classic millennial multi-hyphenate as a Production Coordinator-Touring Company Stage Manager-Virtual Stage Manager-Studio Stage Manager at The Second City. She started as a Touring Company Intern in 2019 after moving to Chicago just a few months before from Oklahoma, where she’s from and also attended Oklahoma State University and received a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with dual degrees in Marketing and Management. She can be found running between stages assisting in any capacity and very much enjoys being the “utility player” of the comedic theatre world.
Izzy Patt is so excited to be Stage Managing for The Second City! Most of the work Izzy has done pre-pandemic took place in the Twin Cities, including theatres such as the Children’s Theatre Company, Penumbra Theatre, Mixed Blood Theatre, and Walking Shadow Theatre Company. Now a Chicago resident, she is looking forward to engaging in the theatre community and developing new works with her cool new friends. In addition to stage managing, Izzy also freelances as a sound designer and is a dessert connoisseur. Izzy holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of Minnesota.