Nicole Hastings is a veteran performer, teacher and director in Chicago comedy. Performing credits include: Blank! The Musical (Off-Broadway), Thrones! The Musical (Edinburgh Fringe festival), Baby Wants Candy, The Deltones (iO), The Second City Touring Company and Fast, Loud & Funny (The Second City) and The Improvised Sondheim Project.
Jeff Bouthiette is a Chicago-based improviser, playwright, songwriter, actor, and director; and is the Head of the Music Program at the Second City Training Center. As a comedy musical director, he has performed with the Second City National Tour and with Second City at sea aboard the Norwegian Gem and the Norwegian Spirit. Recent theatrical musical direction includes The View Upstairs (Circle Theatre), Bite (Pride Films and Plays), Goblin Market (Black Button Eyes), and his original song cycle Planted (Chicago Musical Theatre Festival). As an actor, favorite roles include Buddy in The View Upstairs (Circle), Scab/Posh Dad in Billy Elliot (Porchlight), Whiskey in Bite, Mr. Bobo in Coraline (Black Button Eyes), and Montel/Jesus in Jerry Springer: The Opera (Bailiwick Rep). He is a founding member of The Improvised Sondheim Project, and recently wrote and performed his first solo show, Good Fatty Goes BAD.
Matt Geiler is an artist and performer whose work ranges across the worlds of music and improv comedy, illustration and design, and writing and animation. When he’s not gigging and free styling with the likes of Wayne Brady or hosting tv shows, Matt writes and records original music for his lo-fi indie pop band Frederick Julius. He’s also written and illustrated two children’s picture books to date, and is a legit legend in the meme culture of the Internet as the Dancing Pumpkin Man.
Stacey Smith is a loud Long Islander who just relocated back to Chicago by way of Boston where she was the Comedy School Manager at ImprovBoston, in addition to a cast member in both their Music Improv Cast and Mainstage cast. Stacey currently teaches at Second City and iO, and performs weekly at iO in The Musical Armando and The Deltones. Stacey performed in many theatricals at The Second City, including Life Hacks, #DateMeand two cruise contracts on The Norwegian Breakaway. Stacey recently toured her solo musical improv show STACEJAM and taught musical improv in Bulgaria, Germany, Amsterdam, Greece, Belgium, France, Norway, Italy and Denmark. She’s been lucky enough to headline comedy festivals all over the globe, playing alongside many famous comedians and actors like Amber Ruffin, Mary Holland, Seth Morris, Kevin McDonald, Chris Redd, Terry O’Quinn and Dickie Smothers. She is also the creator of The Chicago Musical Improv Festival. To find out more, check her out at www.staceysmithcomedy.com