Jennifer Hoyt

Executive Director, Hollywood Training Center

After 10 years with the Second City in Hollywood, Jen serves as Executive Director, responsible for operations of the training center and theater. In that time, she developed the Youth Program at Second City and co-produces shows on the Hollywood Studio Stage including ArmagayddonIn Trump We TrustPresident Hillary, and Afros and Ass Whoopins.  She has performed as well as taught classes and camps in theatre/improv to children throughout LA including being a long time member of the acclaimed Shakespearience troupe, a faculty member of The Theatrical Education Group, and developed the improv & creative exercises for Stand Tall, a national anti-bullying campaign in classrooms across the U.S.  Prior to her work at The Second City, Jen was a co-founder of The Other Side Theatre in Oregon, where she received the Portland Area Drama Critics Award for Best Actress. In addition to being a proud member of the producing team for the first Annual LA Diversity in Comedy Festival in 2016, she is a grad of the Second City Conservatory and performs regularly with the improv group Office Hours.