Cast-and-Crew-Mainstage-112

 

Written and Performed by:
Andy Bolduc,
Adonis Holmes,
Hannah Ingle,
Laurel Krabacher,
Jordan Stafford
& Adisa Williams

 

Director & Associate Artistic Director:
Rob Wilson
Associate Director: Tyler Davis
Musical Director, Original Music
& Sound Design: Ryan Miera
Stage Manager: Sara Stock

 

Lighting Designer: John Kelly
Associate Lighting Designer:
Brenden Marble
Technical Director: John Kelly

 

Lead Carpenter: Stan Hicks
Scenic Painter: Erin Hurley
Wardrobe Stylist: kClare McKellaston
Wardrobe Assistant: Janelle Smith

 

Artist Director: Jen Ellison
Managing Producer: Jeremy Smith



Producer, Resident Stages:
Thomas J. Troup II (Tom2)

 

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.


The Ensemble

ANDY BOLDUC

ANDY BOLDUC
(he/him/his) is a comedian, writer, and performer currently based in Chicago. Originally from Maine, Andy entered the Chicago comedy scene in 2012, training and performing at the Annoyance Theater, iO, and ImprovAcadia. He has produced videos, a 30-minute sketch comedy pilot, and podcasts with his sketch group, Cigarette Sandwich, which was voted Chicago Reader’s Best Digital Sketch Show in 2020. Andy was a member of The Second City National Touring Company from 2018 to 2021. He co-wrote and performed in The Second City’s 110th and 111th Mainstage revues, and is excited to continue his Second City Mainstage residence in the 112th. Andy is represented by Grossman & Jack Talent. Find him at @andy_bolduc on social media or send him a message at andybolducbiz@gmail.com.

ADONIS HOLMES

ADONIS HOLMES
(he/him/his) is a writer, performer, and comedian out of Chicago. Adonis graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelors in Psychology and Anthropology. Having produced, directed, and written several shows in the Champaign-Urbana community, he started taking improv classes and regularly performing at the iO Theater. Adonis has been featured in several sketch shows throughout the city, including Chicago Sketch Fest and the Best of Annoyance sketch show, along with being a principal writer and performer for Second City’s Dance Like There are Black People Watching, and Black by Popular Demand. Currently Adonis is a member of Devil’s Daughter Improv, the independent improv team The Mermaids, a 2022 Bob Curry Fellow, and serves as Director and Co-creator of the all-Black improv show, Satirical Race Theory. Adonis also served as the Co-Artistic Director of the iO Theater, and is a National Leaders of Color Fellow curated by the Western States Arts Federation(WESTAF). Adonis is repped by Stewart Talent.

Instagram: donniejuan711 Venmo: @Adonis-Holmes PlayStation Online ID: adonky64

HANNAH INGLE 

HANNAH INGLE
(she/her/hers) O
riginally from Missouri, Hannah has been living and performing in Chicago since 2014. Hannah is an alum of the Second City Touring company (RedCo!!!) and has graced stages all around the city with her musical comedy duo Ruth & Elaine. Hannah is beyond grateful for the ongoing love and support from her family, amazing friends who keep life exciting, and David for always reminding her to dream big. Hannah hopes she can bring a smile, giggle, or some well deserved joy into your day. Because, in her opinion, that’s what it’s all about! You can follow Hannah on instagram @itshannahingle to keep up with her latest adventures, projects, and most importantly her gorgeous cat Izzy.

LAUREL KRABACHER

LAUREL KRABACHER
(she/her/hers) is a comedian, actor, writer, dancer, director, and dog mom. She studied theater at the University of Northern Colorado and spent a year doing improv at The Bovine Metropolis Theater in Denver before moving to Chicago. She got her first job writing and performing at The Mission Theater directed by TJ and Dave. At Second City she was a member of the national touring company for three years before writing and performing in four sketch revues on the ETC stage. She loves performing longform improv with her friends in Real Angels and with her husband in Cherry Street at Logan Square Improv.

JORDAN STAFFORD

JORDAN STAFFORD
(he/him/his) is an actor, writer and illustrator born and raised in the dope dope city of Detroit, (Pronounced Dae*Twah if you’re fancy) Michigan. Stafford is an alum of the Viacom CBS Showcase 2022 and The Second City’s National Touring Company. He was also a 2022 New Faces Character in the Just For Laughs Festival held in Montreal. This will be his second revue on the Mainstage. Stafford is represented by Paonessa Talent and Brillstein Entertainment. Connect with him on instagram @dudewiththeabolitionistpart or @staffordianworks

ADISA “DI” WILLIAMS

ADISA “DI” WILLIAMS
(she/her/hers)
 hails from the sunny island of Kingston, Jamaica! (Bap bap). She is elated to join the 112nd cast of Mainstage! She has been performing comedy on stages from LA, to Seattle to Chicago for the past decade! She’s a proud eldest daughter & a child of immigrants. She enjoys: bar soap, Beluga whales, House dance, economics vids on YouTube & all afrobeats music. Thank you. Previous credits include: Manic Unhinged, GreenCo Touring Company, CBS Showcase ‘23, NBC Bob Curry Fellowship ‘21, Jet City Improv & CSz Seattle. Huge thank you supportive family, her very best friends (EDS, HL, JA, BN), her therapist & her inner child. Follow @runoftheschmill on Instagram! Or, conversely, stalk her overpriced personal website & IMDB pages.

Production &
Creative Teams

ROB WILSON
Director, Associate Artistic Director (he/him/his) is excited to direct the 112th Main Stage Revue. He made his Second City Directorial debut with SuperAfroWavyDrippy-ExtraBrillantDope Show and has since directed Dance Like There are Black People Watching , Second City’s National Touring Company and Black By Popular Demand. He has also created the film projects Lil Monsters , The Basement , Midnight Showing  , and many more shorts with his super talented buds . Rob is repped by Stewart Talent and you can see all that and what else he’s working on at his IG  @Rob_Willsun

 

TYLER DAVIS
Associate Director
(he/him/his) [@TylerADav] is a director, musician and actor in LA by way of Chicago, IL. He co-wrote and performed on Second City’s Mainstage in the 106th and 107th sketch comedy revues Algorithm Nation & Dream Freaks Fall From Space. He was a production consultant and co-star on the Showtime series Work In Progress.

He now directs and executive produces the Paramount Showcase, an online comedy revue that spotlights underrepresented talent. His shorts have been screened in film festivals across the globe, including Michaeux Film Fest, Fantasia International FIlm Fest, & London International FIlm Festival. He’s a graduate of the Paramount Viewfinder Emerging Directors Program, shadowing Comedy Central. His work can be seen on CBS, Nickelodeon, Disney+, TOPIC, The Roku Channel & Comedy Central Digital.

 

SARA STOCK
Stage Manager
(she/her/hers) Sara Stock is just jazzed to return for her third mainstage revue. She’s done a lot of cool shows in the building, including Don’t Quit Your Daydream, Do the Right Thing, No Worries if Not, Julia Sweeney: Older & Wider & Legendary Laughs. She was also lucky enough to tour with her
beloved RedCo on The Second City National Touring Company. @stormbrewer

 

RYAN MIERA
Music Director, Original Music & Sound Design (he/him/his) has been music directing since 2005. He’s very excited to be working on his second mainstage revue. He has music directed with iO, The Annoyance, MCL, Baby Wants Candy, The Revival, ComedySportz, pH and is the head music director for Malarkey. He spent four months with The Second City aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines as well as four years with The Second City National Touring Company. He’s played drums and/or keyboards in over 13 different bands. His current band, Yellow Pills, can be streamed/purchased on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, & Apple Music. They’re currently on Mint 400 Records and release albums very often. Follow them here: https://www.instagram.com/yellowpillsmusic/ to stay up to date!

 

JOHN KELLY
Technical Director
 (he/him/his) is a Chicago base theatre technician and designer who has been the Technical Director for Second City since 2022 and is very excited to be a collaborator on Don’t Quit Your Daydream as his first MainStage Revue. Other Second City credits include lighting design for The Realish Housewives of… (Nat. Tour 2016) and Skyline’s the Limit (SC Toronto). John has also been an ensemble member with Strawdog Theatre Company since 2013 where he received Jeff nominations for the lighting designs of Great Expectations (2013/2014) and D.O.A. (2016). His design and technical portfolio can be found at www.johnkellydesigns.com

 

THOMAS J. TROUP II (Tom2)
Producer, Resident Stages
 (he/him/his) is overjoyed to be producing The Second City’s 111th Mainstage Revue: Don’t Quit Your Daydream. He’s a graduate of Point Park University’s Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Pittsburgh, PA and former Managing Producer of the legendary Annoyance Theatre. Other Second City producing credits include: The Second City’s 109th Mainstage Revue: Happy To Be Here, The e.t.c.’s 46th Revue: Eat, Pray, Bigfoot in Love, Queer Eye: The Musical Parody, Sing Out (The Best Friggin’ Songs of the Second City) and Late Night Date Night. Tom 2 would like to thank his incredible husband, Adam, for his love & support. “Dream Big. Only you can limit your dreams.”


Understudies 

TERRENCE CAREY

TERRENCE CAREY
Roles of Adonis Holmes
& Jordan Stafford

(he/him/his) is a tenured chicago based actor, comedian and writer, originally from Madison WI. He’s grateful to be back at Second City wonderstudying for his great friend Jordan. You might’ve seen him on ComedyCentral, HBOMax, Showtime, or that one Snickers commercial, with Deebo Samuels, where his nose whistled. Follow his journey on IG – @t_papa_the_shamann and YouTube @ tpapatheshamann

WANJIKU KAIRU

WANJIKU KAIRU
Roles of Adisa Williams
(she/her/hers) 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.

CAT MCDONNELL

CAT MCDONNELL
Roles of Hannah Ingle
& Laurel Krabacher
(she/her/hers) was born in Boston, raised in London, and now resides in Chicago, IL. She has performed with The Second City aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines and on land in She The People, The Best Friggin’ Songs of The Second City: Sing Out!Late Night Date Night, and as an understudy for The Second City’s 110th Mainstage Revue and National Touring Company. Offstage, Cat has had the pleasure of directing The Second City’s Out of The House Party (e.t.c), Improv After Hours (UP Comedy Club), Legendary Laughs (UP Comedy Club) and National Touring Company (BlueCo)She is thrilled to be understudying this beautiful show and thinks playing the roles of Claire McFadden is “a DREAM!”

BRUCE PHILLIPS

BRUCE PHILLIPS
Roles of Andy Bolduc
(he/him/his) is an actor and improviser in Chicago where he can be seen in Hitch*Cocktails and Trigger Happy (The Annoyance Theatre), Clued-In (Second City Cabaret Stages) and ComedySportz Chicago. Bruce originated the role of Wilbur in the Tony-Award Winning musical Hairspray for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines aboard the largest cruise ship in the world, The Oasis of the Seas, and currently directs for Royal Caribbean on ships around the world. He has toured with Second City Theatricals aboard The Norwegian Dawn, and occasionally performs with Mission Improvable’s RedCo and LOL Theater in Schaumburg, IL. Bruce is a Jeff Award winner for Artistic Specialization for his work designing the robots in Heddatron at the Steppenwolf Garage Rep for Sideshow Theatre Company, where he is also a former artistic associate. He was most recently seen as Agent Smith in The One – The Matrix Parody Musical and has understudied in Lifeline Theatre’s production of Anna Karenina, The Plagiarists’ production of Münsterspiel, and Sideshow Theatre’s productions of HeLa and X.  Learn more at brucetheactor.com.

DEVONTE E. WASHINGTON
Stage Manager
 is excited to join The Second City for this production. He has worked at many theater companies over the years across Chicago and beyond, most recently as part of the stage management team at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He Is also an ensemble member at Shattered Globe Theater Company.  

 

HEIDI JOOSTEN
Music Director 
(she/her/hers) is a two-time Jeff-nominated music director, composer, lyricist, pianist, harpist, orchestrator, sound designer, vocal coach, and conductor, and she is absolutely thrilled and grateful to be joining this brilliant group of hilarious creatives at The Second City. Since 2014, Heidi has collaborated on over 100 new theatrical, comedic, and concert productions in the Chicagoland area, including serving as the music director and conductor of CHILDREN OF EDEN – starring Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams, gospel singer David Phelps, and singer/songwriter Sam Tsui – performed live at the Cadillac Palace Theatre in October 2022 and available soon to stream. Notable theatrical writing collaborations include: QUEER EYE: THE MUSICAL PARODY (with Evan Mills), THE BONE HARP, SAINT HILDEGARD, and MICRO. In 2023, she orchestrated for Drury Lane Theater (GREASE) as well as the Chicago Shakespeare Theater (BEAUTY AND THE BEAST) and Theo Ubique Cabaret (add’l arrangements for ASSASSINS), and she also served as the associate/sub conductor on the national tour of SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE with The Sinfonietta. After last fall’s sold out run of AMERICAN PSYCHO, she greatly looks forward to collaborating again with Kokandy Productions this coming summer on the Chicago premiere of Duncan Sheik’s ALICE BY HEART. Heidi’s award-winning original music has been performed across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. She is an adjunct professor at North Park University and also works as an MD in the Second City Training Center. Heidi is a proud member of ASCAP and the Dramatists Guild. www.heidijoosten.com | @heidijoosten

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