Cast-and-Crew-etc

Written and/or Performed by:
(*Original Ensemble Member and/or Writer)
Meghan Babbe *
Leila Gorstein *
Javid Iqbal
Claudia Martinez *
Tim Metzler *
Jordan Savusa *
Brittani Yawn *
Director:
Jeff Griggs
Associate Director:
Luis Cortes
Stage Manager & Lighting Designer:
Abby Beggs
Music Director, Original Music
& Sound Design:
John Love
Producer, Resident Stages:
Thomas J. Troup II (Tom2)
Lead Technical Director:
John Kelly
Associate Technical Director:
Abby Beggs
Associate Lighting Designer:
Brenden Marble
Set Designer:
Shayna Patel
Lead Carpenter:
Stan Hicks
Assistant Technical Director:
Daniel Parsons
Scenic Painter:
Erin Hurley
Wardrobe Stylist:
Clare McKellaston
Choreographer:
Carisa Barreca
 All actors and stage managers are members of Actors’ Equity Association,
the union for professional actors and stage managers.
All musicians are members of the Chicago Federation of Musicians, Local 10-208.

Ensemble

MEGHAN BABBE *

MEGHAN BABBE *
(She/Her) is beyond thrilled to be a part of ETC’s 47th revue Oh, The Places You’ll Glow. This is Meghan’s first revue. Born and raised in Rapid City, South Dakota, she is a proud alum of South Dakota State University. She was a member of Second City’s National Touring Company- Red or dead, baby! She is a contributor to The Onion and Reductress and you can catch her at Logan Square Improv doing improv with her comedy soulmates, The Late 90s. Her favorite role is being Oscar’s mom (I KNOW I KNOW). Big thanks to Chandler Goodman and her parents who always believed this is where she’d end up.

LEILA GORSTEIN *

LEILA GORSTEIN *
(She/Her) 
is unreal excited to be a part of ETC’s 47th revue Oh, The Places you’ll Glow! Leila is an actor, writer, and Scorpio based in Chicago. She grew up in Charleston, SC and got her BA in Theater at Indiana University. Leila toured with The Second City on Redco (#Bloodco) and performed with Second City aboard the Norwegian Breakaway. Leila wrote and performed on METV’s Toon in with Me. Leila co-wrote and co-starred in the indie romcom Love Dump with Jesse Kendall, which was a 2023 Slamdance Selection and winner of the Audience Award at Mammoth Lakes Film Festival. You might hear Leila’s voice hosting the Jackbox Games, Role Models and TimeJinx. When Leila isn’t onstage, you can find her biking around the city or buying plantain chips at Trader Joe’s. Big thank you to Jeff Griggs, and the rest of the amazing cast and crew. Thank you to Leila’s biggest comedic influences, her family: Mom, Dad, Arielle, Zack, and her loving partner Joey. Follow Leila @lolgorstein or at Leilagorstein.com.

JAVID IQBAL

JAVID IQBAL
(He/Him) is writing this about himself. Javid is an incredible talent, an angelic singer, a gifted actor, a flawless dancer, a brilliant mind, and a humble soul. He wishes to send endless love and thanks his family for the sacrifices they make in order for him to selfishly pursue his dreams and passions. Special shout out to Jamil and Jamilah! Javid is represented by the great folks at Paonessa Talent.

CLAUDIA MARTINEZ *

CLAUDIA MARTINEZ *
(She/Him/whichever you see) is a proud ensemble member of previous e.t.c revues Great Altercations and Eat, Pray Bigfoot in Love. And now blessed to be a part of the new 47th e.t.c. revue Oh the Places You’ll Glow, with this truly amazing cast. Special gratitude and thanks to Jeff Griggs, Claudia Wallace, Tom Troup, Cat McDonnell, Luis Cortes, Rob Wilson, Jen Ellison. If you fancy Claud’s entire vibe follow her on @Claudboom. And finally most importantly a huge thanks to the lovely human reading this. Thank YOU for keeping comedy theater alive! YOU are the reason I can be silly and do what I love with all the joy in my heart. Namaste

TIM METZLER * 

TIM METZLER *
(He/Him) couldn’t be happier to be part of Oh, The Places you’ll Glow! Tim was raised in Onalaska, Wisconsin and got his B.S. in English at Viterbo University. He has toured with The Second City as a member of BlueCo (and a short time with GreenCo) and performed with Second City aboard the Norwegian Gem. He’s represented by the incredible Paonessa Talent Agency. He spends his free time with his perfect wife Beth and his beautiful son Harlan. Thank you to Jeff, Jen, Liz and everyone who helped Tim to join the ETC 47 Revue ensemble. Follow Tim on social media @timmy_the_metz.

BRITTANI YAWN *

BRITTANI YAWN *
(She/Her) is a performer and writer originally from Cleveland, OH and has earned her BA in Theatre from Miami University. She has toured with The Second City’s National Touring Company (RedCo!) and is an alum of The Second City Bob Curry Fellowship (2021). Some of her credits include Poison (The Plagiarists), The Suffrage Plays (Artemisia Theatre), and The Ridiculous Darkness (Sideshow Theatre Company). Brittani is represented by Grossman & Jack Talent. Follow her on IG @no_l1mits


Production & Creative Teams

 

JEFF GRIGGS
Director
 (He/Him) is the author of the book Guru; My Days with Del Close.. He is a Director for the Second City National Touring Company and is a Professer of Theater, Filmmaking, and Screenwriting at DePaul University, Columbia College, and The Second City Film School. As a filmmaker, his recent films are XYZ, Frosting, Margarinally Detained, and the upcoming The Mobley Test.

 

LUIS DAVID CORTES
Associate Director
 (He/Him) is a Mexico City born, LA raised, Chicago director, performer and IDEA (Inclusion Diversity Equity Accessibility) consultant. Most recently he directed North and Chicano for the Second City Directing Program and Assistant Directed Eat, Pray, Bigfoot in Love in the ETC. He served as IDEA Director at ComedySportz Chicago, and as the Co-Chair for the iO DEIA Advisory Council. Luis also partnered with IDC (Intimacy Directors and Coordinators) to create and teach a series of Consent in Improv workshops. He is repped by Shirley Hamilton Talent, and is @CortesandCoyotl on IG

ABBY BEGGS
Stage Manager & Lighting Designer 
(She/Her) is happy to be back working with the Second City again! Originally hailing from Boston, she moved to Chicago in 2015 to pursue design, production management, and stage management. Her past credits include: Legendary LaughsShe the PeopleDeck the HallmarkGaslight District (The Second City); BagatelleCunning Little VixenL’Enfant et les SortilegesL’incoronazione di Poppea (Roosevelt University); Blue Window (Brown Box Theatre Project); Gallo (Guerilla Opera), Boeing BoeingBarefoot in the ParkGood People, The Scene (Dorset Theatre Festival), and Fen (Whistler in the Dark,) among others. abbybeggs.com @scworker

JOHN LOVE
Music Director,
Original Music & Sound Design 
(He/Him) is happy to be here. An alumnus of The Second City’s National Touring Company (Resilient RedCo!), he has played pianos (mostly good, some bad) all across the country and Chicago. He pursues original musical endeavors available on Spotify/social media- working as a studio musician for Ersatz Records and a bandmate for Kid Copter. Follow his amateur photography – @johnnylove34. All his love to his family and friends; especially to Mom, to Wendy, E & A, and dear friend KB.

 

THOMAS J. TROUP II (Tom2) Producer, Resident Stages – Chicago (He/Him) Tom 2 is the Producer for both Chicago Resident Stages; the Mainstage and the e.t.c. Theater. He joined the production team from his previous role as Managing Producer of the legendary Annoyance Theatre. Second City producing credits include: the Joseph Jefferson Award winning 111th Mainstage Revue: Don’t Quit Your Daydream, the Jeff Recommended 47th e.t.c. Revue: Oh, the Places You’ll GLOW!, the 109th Mainstage Revue: Happy To Be Here, the 46th e.t.c. Revue: Eat, Pray, Bigfoot in Love, Queer Eye: The Musical Parody, Sing Out (The Best Friggin’ Songs of the Second City), Late Night Date Night and She’s Giving: The Second City Supports Trans Rights. “Dream Big. Only you can limit your dreams ”

JOHN KELLY
Lead Technical Director 
(He/Him) is very excited to be overseeing the technical and design elements of his fourth revue with The Second City. Previous revues include Chicago MainStage 111: Don’t Quit Your Daydream, Chicago ETC: Eat, Pray, Bigfoot in Love; Toronto MainStage Revues: Skylines the Limit and Chaos Menu: Disorder Up. He wants to thank the amazing team of designers and technicians for their amazing work. Outside of his work as Technical Director, he has worked as a lighting designer and is an ensemble member with Strawdog Theatre Company. For his design protfolio, visit www.johnkellydesigns.com

 

DANIEL PARSONS
Associate Technical Director
 (He/Him) While new to the Second City, Daniel has been a theatre technician in Chicago for the past 8 years. As an Electrician, Run Crew Member, Production Manager and Stage Manager Daniel has supported a number of productions with various storefront theatres, Teatro ZinZanni, Blue Man Group and is a company member with Playmaker’s Laboratory Theatre. Daniel is originally from Ohio and has a Bachelors in Technical Theatre from Kent State University.

SHAYNA PATEL
Scenic Designer 
(She/Her) is grateful to design at The Second City. Her credits include A View From The Bridge (Shattered Globe), Junie B. Jones and Dory Fantasmagory (Young People’s Theatre Chicago), That Must Be The Entrance To Heaven and Sancocho (Vision Latino Theatre Company), and National Merit (Boho Theatre Company). Born in England, she later moved to Chicago for college and fell in love with the city. She holds a BA, Summa Cum Laude- Theatre Design. shaynadesigns.com

 

CARISA BARRECA
Choreographer
 (She/Her) is honored to have choreographed this E.T.C. Revue. She is an alum of The Second City’s resident stage, where she wrote and performed in three critically acclaimed revues. She is a co-founder and director of the award winning and Chicag-based dance company, Matter Dance Company. She has had the honor of performing at Lyric Opera of Chicago with Sir Patrick Stewart and Reneé Fleming in The Second City’s Guide to the Opera at Goodman Theatre; The Kennedy Center with Twist Your Dickens; and wrote and performed in Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Second City’s collaboration The Art of Falling. She most recently directed Second City’s Mainstage show, “Don’t Quit Your Daydream”. Follow her @Cinderisa.

 

kCLARE MCKELLASTON
Wardrobe Stylist (She/Her) is a Chicago-based costume artist. Recent credits: Season 1 of AppleTV’s The Shining Girls (Set Costumer); The Woman in Black (Associate Designer, US Tour); We’re All In This Room Together, Don’t Quit Your Daydream (The Second City); Laura and the Sea (Rivendell); Lieutenant of Inishmore, Wit, Equus (Aston Rep); Cripple of Inishmaan, The Laramie Project (Redtwist); Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Young Frankenstein (Metropolis PAC); Don’t Look Back/Must Look Back (Pivot Arts). kClare manages the Costume Shop at Columbia College Chicago and is a proud member of IATSE Local 769. www.kClare.com


Understudies

 

AMANDA LEO
Stage Manager (They/Them) Leo has been involved in theater since birth, and has been thrilled to spend the last few years acting, directing, and stage managing with various productions around the city. Most recently they have started their own production company, Destined for Chaos, and have been enjoying producing and directing those shows. Leo is so happy to be a part of this amazing production and hopes you enjoy the show!

 

GABBY OWENS
Stage Manager
 (She/They) has been bouncing around the Chicago theater world since she moved here in 2018. When she’s not in a theater, she can frequently be found working as a dog walker, trying to get all the fresh air and puppy therapy that stage managing rarely offers. Past credits include: Richard III (Babes with Blades), Krugozor (Theatre Evolve), Matter Dance’s 2023 Spring Concert, Labyrinth (Broken Nose Theatre), Language Rooms (Broken Nose Theatre), Queen of the Mist (Firebrand Theatre).

 

SEAN SYKES
Music Director
 (He/Him) is excited to be behind the keys playing live shows again! Sean has done musical direction for the Second City e.t.c. Mainstage, and touring company as well as the Bob Curry and NBC universal showcases. Sean earned a bachelors in music music education at the University of Mississippi, and is happily still using that amazing diploma to teach fourth grade music at the university of Chicago laboratory schools in Hyde Park. Sean gives a special thanks to producers role, the amazing cast, everyone behind the scenes, and you our audience members . Enjoy the show!

DANIELA AGUILAR 

DANIELA AGUILAR
Role
s of Claudia Martinez (She/Her) is a writer and performer originally from Denver, Colorado. She is a Colorado State University Creative Writing alum and a 2020 Second City/NBC Universal Bob Curry Fellow. You can catch her performing weekly in Logan Square Improv’s Thursday Show with her improv duo, Women of a Certain Age.  All her love to Andrew, Jelly, and her family for their support.

LEXI ALIOTO

LEXI ALIOTO
Roles of Meghan Babbe
(She/Her)  is thrilled to be back performing with The Second City in Oh, The Places You’ll Glow! Previously, she has been seen in SC’s She The People, where she performed at home and on tour in Boston and San DiegoShe is an alumni of Second City’s Severn Darden Graduate Programs TWISTY and Infinite Sundaes. She has improvised, written, and performed all over the Chicago stages, notably: The Annoyance (Bite Sized Broadway), Baby Wants Candy, and The Playground (Queer Eye: The Musical Parody).  She is proudly repped by Grossman & Jack Talent. Shout-out to her wonderful parents, Grandma Slots, Lance, sisters, and fantastic friends. Follow her @aalioto92.

BRI FITZPATRICK

BRI FITZPATRICK
Roles of Meghan Babbe (she/her) is originally from Seattle, WA, and holds a BA in Theatre from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. She graduated from Second City’s Conservatory and Musical Conservatory programs, and she performed in Second City theatricals Deck The Hallmark and Temple of Geekdom. Recent television credits include Chicago Fire (NBC), Sventoonie (MeTV), and Hot Date (Pop TV), and yes, you might just recognize her as “that mom” from “that commercial for a budget Midwestern brand”. Bri performs regularly as a member of High Stakes Productions with Clued In and Hitch*Cocktails, and sometimes she even belts out a jaunty, little tune with Baby Wants Candy:The Improvised Musical. Lucas (her child), Rodney Tuffo (her other chil- excuse me, pug), and Jack (the father of said children) are perfect, and she won’t hear otherwise. You can follow her on the handle @bri_fitz_p on most platforms where handles are a thing.

NICK JOE

NICK JOE
Roles of Jordan Savusa (He/Him) is an actor and comedian from Chicago. He feels honored to understudy for Oh, The Places You’ll Glow. Previously, he has performed at Second City (It’s A Bao Damn Time & Unmuted), Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre (Baked! The Musical), and The Annoyance Theater (Your Lil Friend & Yippee Ki-Yay Merry Christmas: A Die Hard Parody). He is a graduate of Second City’s Conservatory and recipient of the inaugural Victor Wong Fellowship. Nick thanks his friends and family, especially Sarah, Madison, and Noelle.

MOLLY JONES

MOLLY JONES
Roles of Leila Gorstein
 (She/Her) originally from Los Angeles, has been performing in Chicago for 13 years. She has studied comedy at Second City, iO and The Annoyance. She performs in Clued-in: An Improvised Murder Mystery at Second City and Hitch*Cocktails at the Annoyance as part of High Stakes Productions. She also performs in The Armando Diaz Experience at iO. She is a graduate of the University of Miami in FL, and loves her family, best pals, Laurel South and Sprout.

WANJIKU KAIRU

WANJIKU KAIRU
Roles of Brittani Yawn (She/Her) is a writer, producer and singer based in Chicago. Wanjiku has performed with Annoyance, CSz, Baby Wants Candy, and Second City Boat Co. Off stage she is a writer for the Chicago Reader, and produces her own musical comedy miniseries. She is repped by Big Mouth talent and currently models and acts in short films, national commercials and web-series. Follow her work at wanjikukairu.com and on instagram @wanjikal.

HANNAH MAGY

HANNAH MAGY
Roles of Leila Gorstein (She/They) is a Chicago based actor, writer, burlesque artist, and Comedy Studies alum with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Millikin University. You can see her performing on a resident company team at iO Theatre and on The Annoyance Mainstage. She ate a bagel and lox while writing this and she is likely eating one while you’re reading this. More can be found on her website: hannahmagy.com and Instagram: @hannah_magy.

ARAM RAYZIAN

ARAM RAYZIAN
Roles of Jordan Savusa 
(He/Him) is an actor, comedian and teacher based Chicago. He is honored to be understudying for Oh, The Places You’ll Glow. He previously was the understudy for the 109th Second City Mainstage revue ‘’Together at Last’’ and his thrilled to be working on another resident stage. He is one of the founders of the Improv Team FLEX who he performs with weekly and performed for years on the iO Theater Harold Team ‘’Mothership.’’ Aram is an Alumni of Second City Conservatory, Severn Darden Graduate Programs and The NBC Bob Curry Fellowship. Currently Aram performs and teaches comedy all over Chicago and Illinois. He would like to thank his friends, students and family, Archie, Alex, Anabelle, Anahied, Amany and Diana for their support.

DARYN ROBINSON

DARYN ROBINSON
Roles of Brittani Yawn
 (She/Her) is a writer/performer originally from Washington, D.C. She is thrilled to understudy for The Second City e.t.c., and previously understudied for The Second City Touring Company. You can see her perform with Baby Wants Candy and Shamilton! (Second City), Improvised Jane Austen (iO Theater), My Best Friend is Black (Lincoln Lodge) and more. Daryn holds an M.F.A. from Northwestern University and is represented by DDO Artists Agency. Follow her @daryn_2dream.

C.J. TUOR

C.J. TUOR
Roles of Tim Metzler 

(He/Him) has been an understudy for SC ETC for the last two shows. Writer for Jackbox Games. Founder of Hitch*Cocktails and Clued In. Lover of fine cheeses.

RILEY WOOLLEN

RILEY WOOLLEN
Roles of Tim Metzler
 (he/him) is an actor and writer from Brooklyn, New York. He received his degree in comparative religion at Reed College before moving to Chicago to study improvisation. Outside of Second City, you can see Riley perform with Swim Test (@swimtestcomedy), Best of Annoyance Sketch, and Pure Energy Does The Harold. He is also a resident company member at iO Theater. You can follow him at @riley_woollen.


Thank you

Abby Beggs, Absolute Best Friggin’ Time cast, Adam LeBlanc, Adam Stanley and Second City Maintenance Crew, Alex and Wendy Metzler, Alexis & Ashley LeBlanc, Allison Watts, Alofa, Amy, Anne Libera, Anneliese Toft, Annie Sertich, Anthony LeBlanc, Arielle Gorstein, Arthur DeBolt, Asia Martin, Beth Kliggerman, Beth Metzler, BlueCo Family, Brett & MJ, Bryon Henderson, Carisa Barreca, Cat McDonnell, Chandler Goodman, Charlie Hoax, Christina Casano, Christy and Steve, The Robertsons, Claudia Wallace, Clyde Hernandez Babbe, Cold Feet, Colleen Fahey, Craig Uhlir, D Ann & Jerry, Dale, Danny Bischoff, David Audino, David and Christine Metzler, David and Naomi Gorstein, David and Sharon Kuhn, Debby and Allen Shulman, Deep Schwa, Don Calypso, Ed Wells, Elizabeth Howard, Elliot Pence, Emily Herrell of Like-Minded Management, Everett DeBolt, Garrick Paikai and ON THE SPOT IMPROV HAWAII, Grossman and Jack Talent, HAWAI’I,HONOLULU THEATER FOR YOUTH, Harlan Metzler, Huggable Riot, Jake Babbe, Janie, Jasmine Yawn, Jeanette Hernandez, Jeannie & Bustery, Jeff Griggs, Jayne and Jeff Babbe, Jen Ellison, Jeni, Jeremy Smith, Jess Herera, Jesse Swanson, Jesse and Stephanie Case, Jet Eveleth, Jett Savusa, Joe, Joey Shulman, John Love, John Kelly, John and Lisa Reimler, Joni and Junior Savusa, Jordan Stafford, Joyce, Julie Babbe, Kate Eddy, Keith & Cheryll Boswell, Kelly Leonard, Ken Bradbury, Kevin Knickerbocker, Laurie Yawn,Lucile Ball, Luis Cortes, Lydia House, Maria Konopken, Marisa Paonessa, Martinez Fam, Mary Scruggs, Matt, Meghan Babbe, Melissa, Mick Napier & Jennifer Estlin, Mighty Mighty Blue Co, Mike & Melissa, Mike Devine, National Parks, Natty, Night Nurse, Oscar Goodman, Pam & Jacob, Paonessa Talent, Parisa Jalili, Paul Mitri, Professor Glenn Cannon, R Kevin Doyle, RedCo Family, Redco, Rob Kozlowski, Rob Wilson, SHARKEY’S COMEDY CLUB, Sally Stock, Sam Metzler, Sara Savusa, Sarah Ashley, Sean Sawyer, Second City Night Staff, Sham the Fifth, Shirley Temple, Sky’s the Limit cast, Solid GreenCo, South Dakota (but specifically the cool people), Spoiler Alert Everyone Dies cast, State Schramps, Sue Blomberg, Susan Ronnenburg, The 2016 Bob Curry Fellowship, The Bigfoot In Love Cast, The Garden Boys, The Late 90s, The Legends In The Game, The Madness Cast, The Reckoning, The Universe, Tom & Tammy Troup, Tom 2, Wendy Love DeBolt, Yazmin Ramos, Zack and Adi Gorstein, all the RedCo’s, doggos, every available babysitter, gay lil me in grade school, mi gente de Mexico, my chiro!, shrooms and expansion, silly freedom and joy, the audience, the magic of what we do, walks, yoga

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