KATHLEEN PULS ANDRADE is a professional actor/voiceover/ improviser in Chicago. She appears regularly in habit at the Royal George Theatre in Chicago. She is a member of SAG, AFTRA, and has several on-camera credits, plus numerous voiceovers for radio and television. Her original solo comedy, Journey to the Center of the Uterus: Adventures Infertility, is a hilarious and poignant look at the conception industry. She has performed with Apple Tree Theatre, Strawdog, Lifeline, Chicago and Minneapolis Improv Festivals, Chicago Comedy Company, Playground Improv Theatre, Hiatus in New York City, and with the Lyric Opera of Chicago. She also created and produced the nationally reknowned Funny Women Fest 2000. In addition to teaching at Second City in Chicago, she has taught improv workshops for many others.
MICHELLE RENEE THOMPSON
grew up in Columbus, Ohio in a very Catholic community where two things were important: Mass and Ohio State Football. She has lived and performed in Chicago for many years, working with a variety of companies, including Chicago Actors Ensemble, Touchstone Theatre and Bailiwick Repertory. She is a founding member of Corn Productions, where she has performed in, directed, choreographed and written several plays. She also performs stand up comedy and has appeared in the independent film, “Never”. Michelle has a BFA in Theatre with a Dance Minor, from Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio. She has also studied at The Second City Conservatory, in Chicago. She would like to thank her family for their constant love and support!
is happy to be traveling all over the USA, performing in the Chicago phenomenon, Late Nite Catechism. Mary first appeared as Sister at the Ivanhoe Theatre in Chicago and made her Off-Broadway debut at the Theatre at St. Luke’s in New York City. She then was on the national tour of Late Nite Catechism and has appeared in numerous productions throughout the country. Mary was born and raised (Catholic) on the Northwest Side of Chicago, and was taught by the School Sisters of St. Francis at Alvernia H.S. She also received her B.A. in Speech & Performing Arts from Northeastern IL University. Old habits are hard to break: Mary portrayed Sister Berthe in The Sound of Music and Sister Catherine in Do Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? (while it was in its formative Reader’s Theatre stage, still being written by John Powers at Northeastern). She has performed at such Chicago theatres as the Candlelight-Forum Dinner Playhouse, Pheasant Run Dinner Theatre, the Sabre Room, Victory Gardens Theatre, Bailiwick, The Theatre Building and the Chicago Dramatists Workshop. Some of her favorite roles include: Blanche, in A Streetcar Named Desire, Eleanor of Acquitane in A Lion in Winter; the Defenseless Creature in Neil Simon’s The Good Doctor, and Daisy Werthan in Driving Miss Daisy.
TRICIA BART is an award-winning actress recently transplanted to the Midwest from New Jersey. Tricia’s recent credits include: One Way Ticket to Hell (New York Musical Theatre Festival, Don’t Tell Mama, and 12 Miles West); The Guys, Bright Ideas, Four Dogs and a Bone, and Inside Out (12 Miles West); Immortal Interlude and The Giant Princess (NJRep); Melancholy Play (Dreamcatcher Rep); Kindertransport (Women’s Theater Company);Present Laughter (Surflight); On Golden Pond (The Bickford Theatre); ten seasons with the internationally-acclaimed Pushcart Players with whom she toured the country and Eastern Europe, and a very special performance for Western Catholic Union as Mrs. Mary Margaret O’Brien. Tricia is a graduate of the William Esper Studio in Manhattan and a classically trained singer with a Bachelor’s Degree in voice and Music Education from Temple University. She is also a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist offering services and classes and makes her home on the mighty Mississippi in Quincy, IL with her very talented husband Lenny, two cats, a dog, and her dear mom, Carol.