BIOS

Julie Dahlinger
Julie is thrilled to play with this crazy cast and creative team. Julie is thankful to have worked with the following companies in Chicago : Stage Left, Chicago Dramatists, Northlight, Redtwist, Abraham Werewolf, American Blues Theater, Bareboned Theatre and Easy Street. Julie holds a BFA in acting from Ohio University and continues her training here in First Folio work with Susan Hart and Jeffrey Carlson. Due to her strong personal convictions, she wishes to stress that she in no way endorses a belief in the MJ guilt.
Brianna Baker
After graduating from college, Brianna moved to Chicago for work, and later began to study improvisation at the Second City and iO theater. She graduated from both improv programs, and is a Second City Conservatory graduate as well. She has performed in two Second City Outreach & Diversity reviews, a Second CIty DeMaat review, and performed on the high seas for Second City’s Boat Co. Brianna is currently in the Second City Theatrical UP Comedy Club review called What the Tour Guide Didn't Tell You, and will be performing in the UP with REACH starting in February. She can be seen performing at iO theater with her Harold team Coup De Grace, her independent team Three-Peat, and on the Barack All Night talk show doing solo sketch and impersonations. She also performs solo material at various venues around the city, and with Crispin Gloves, her two-man team. Her solo show Bede is a Timeout Chicago Best of 2012 pick.
Micah Sterenberg
Micah Sterenberg is an actor and improvisor in Chicago. He has never been to fancy acting school but is a graduate of the iO Training Center and the Second City Conservatory. He can been seen performing regularly on house teams at CIC, iO, at the Upstairs Gallery with DMNK, and at Friday nights at 8 in the best improv show you've never seen: Out of Character (Playground Theater).
Brandon Ogborn, Writer
Brandon hails from Muskegon, Michigan. He studied improv at The Second City Training Center in Los Angeles, has performed regularly at i.O. with Sports Team and The Moon and at Annoyance Theater in The Holy Fuck Comedy Hour. His short films have screened at international festivals. Brandon would like to thank his brilliant wife, Dein, and his stepdaughter, Rayne, (who is much more talented than him), for their patience and support. Thanks to the incredible performers that sacrificed their valuable time, (and shows at CIC), for Elly’s grueling rehearsal schedule, to Elly Green and Matt Pierce for talking to the likely gay waiter about the show he wrote about Tom Cruise. He owes a debt to Walt, Caitlin and Alex at Upstairs Gallery and for letting him ride the wave of love and enthusiasm that is the Chicago comedy community, to Matt Barbara for his enthusiasm for a remount, and to Gary Richardson, Connor O’Malley and Jo Feldman for helping him muster the sack to do a two-act play
Elly Green, Director
Elly is a British theatre director recently relocated to Chicago. She trained on the MFA in Theatre Directing at Birkbeck College, University of London. In Spring 2013 she is directing Rabbit for Stage Left Theatre, and is currently assisting Charles Newell on Proof at the Court Theatre. Earlier this year she directed a staged reading of The Consequence of Impression for Remy Bumppo. Elly’s UK directing credits include: Our Country’s Good (Royal & Derngate), My Balloon Beats Your Astronaut (Tristan Bates), About Tommy (Southwark Playhouse), Copenhagen (Tabard), Skylight (Stephen Joseph Theatre), The Beach (Theatre 503) and The Zoo Story (Etcetera). For the Royal National Theatre she was staff director on Oedipus (starring Ralph Fiennes), Her Naked Skin and Mrs Affleck. Elly's drama school productions include Beyond Therapy, The Coast of Utopia, Pillars of the Community, Summerfolk and Three Sisters. Elly is currently a reader for Steppenwolf Theatre, literary associate for Red Theater and was formerly a senior reader at The Royal Court Theatre, London. Elly would like to thank her wonderful cast for their hard work, and Brandon for letting her play.

 

Walt Delaney
Walt Delaney is Tom Cruise... well let's rephrase that. Walt Delaney is Tom Cruise if he lost his gym pass, made it a point to avoid sunlight, and hit a growth spurt. A native of Evanston, IL, Walt can be seen improvising with Fiction for The Poor (iO Theatre), Squall (The Playground Theatre) and Pizza Party (all over son). Walt is also one of the co-proprietors of the Upstairs Gallery so if you finish your beer before you throw it away he'll love you forever. Walt would like to thank Brandon, Elly, Dien, Matt and the Amazing Tomcast for such a great experience, and he would like to mention how awkward it is to refer to oneself in the third person.
Allison Yolo
Allison Yolo is an actor, improviser, tree hugger, singer - and is excited to be playing 14 different characters tonight! Beyond this show, Allison performs with iO Harold Team ButchMax and at Chemically Imbalanced Comedy with her team Lancer. She wrote and performed Here Goes...An Original Comedy Sketch Revue with fellow improviser and dear friend Blythe Haaga last winter. She has trained at iO, Second City, Annoyance and Acting Studio Chicago. Allison holds degrees in Spanish and Theatre from Western Washington University where she first began improvising with the Dead Parrots Society in 2003. She would like to thank Patrick for his support (and for froyo), Brandon for creating this beast and being a forever gracious host, the delightfully British Elly Green, and this awesome cast.
Kevin Knickerbocker
Kevin Knickerbocker began his theater career at age five as Forgetty the Elephant in the Beaumont KIDmunity Players’ production of "The Friendship Club". Eighteen years later, after graduating from the University of Virginia, he moved to Chicago to study improvisation and writing. He is a graduate of both the Second City and the iO training programs. Kevin can be seen improvising around town with the iO house.
John Ahern - Composer
John’s earliest indications that he would become a musician reach back to when, as a tender eight-year-old, he spent his allowance on Guns ‘N’ Roses’ Appetite for Destruction. Later, his musical talents flourished in high school when his friends needed a bass player for their band; this turned into years playing in various bands. After performing, touring in and around the Los Angeles area, and recording several albums, John left the rock scene to pursue a formal training in music. He was top of his class in the Santa Barbara City College music program, and performed in both the college symphony orchestra and the concert choir. He then went on to pursue a degree in music composition at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he also performed in the symphony orchestra. On the side, he sings tenor in various choirs, including the elite a capella group Santa Barbara Adelfos along with his wife, Becky. Aside from his academic training, John has pursued his interest in film music by scoring the short film Unmarked White Van for Brandon Ogborn. Tomkat marks their second collaboration.

Jacob Sanders – Poster Art
Jacob is a freelance illustrator living in Chicago and always welcomes new projects and clients. His illustrations have shown in renowned magazines such as: The Utne Reader, Time Out New York, Natural Home & Garden, Portland Monthly, Next Magazine, and more.His work has also been recognized by the Society of Illustrators in their annual Student Competition. In addition, Jacob is the official artist for Tig Notaro’s acclaimed podcast, Professor Blastoff. Check out more of his very witty work - and consider hiring him because he’s about to blow up - at jacobsandersart.com