Tim Ryder wrote and performed two revues on the Second City e.t.c. stage – Apes of Wrath and Soul Brother, Where Art Thou? He was also recently seen as “Fred Wagner” in Lyric Opera and Second City’s production of Louder! Longer! Wagner! Previously, he performed in The Second City’s Guide to the Opera, The Second City Improv All-Stars, Baby Wants Candy, The Beatbox, and in shows at iO Chicago (The Improvised Shakespeare Company, Musical Armando) and ComedySportz. You might have seen him in videos for The Onion, the webseries Game Bros or on Chicago Fire and Sirens. He also voices the elven archer DQ on the podcast Hello From the Magic Tavern and both wrote and performed in the new season of Mystery Science Theater 3000, currently on Netflix. He is represented by Gray Talent Group and Principato-Young Entertainment. Find him online at thisistimryder.com and @timryder.
Meghan Reardon is a Chicago-based actor and native Kansan. She is Associate Artistic Director of Red Tape Theatre, where she has performed in the Chicago premieres of Young Jean Lee’s LEAR and PULLMAN, WA, as well as THE ELEPHANT’S GRAVEYARD, THE GINGERBREAD HOUSE, OBSCURA and THE LOVE OF THE NIGHTINGALE. Regionally, she performed in the world premiere of Seth Bockley’s ASK AUNT SUSAN at The Goodman Theatre and Laura Jacqmin’s DO-GOODER at 16th Street Theatre. Additionally, she has worked with Vitalist Theatre, The Building Stage, and Signal Ensemble, among others. She is a graduate of Knox College and studied at The Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland.
Brian Rooney’s first steps onto the stage were at 11 years old – in an opera. Since then he has appeared in over 125 plays doing everything from Shakespeare to Children’s Shows from California to South Carolina.
A multi-talented actress born and raised in Chicago, Illinois who began her career as an actress/model at the age of eight, Colleen is a graduate of the Second City Conservatory. In addition to writing and producing shows for the Second City LA stage, she is also one of the founding members of the sketch comedy group The McGillicuddys and producer & founder of the all-female sketch show “Slippery Handles.”
Olivia Jaras is a local Chicago film/theatre actress and current business student at UIC. She has worked with almost every film school in the city to build her reel, resume, and connect with the future filmmakers of Chicago and beyond! Olivia most recently performed in 20% Theatre Company’s Anton in Show Business. Olivia’s work on El Oso Diablo’s A Child Lies Here attracted attention and multiple best actress nominations from international film festivals. Olivia lives in Logan Square and her body of work can be seen by visiting her IMDb page.