#SafeSpace for Trans Lifeline
w/ host Brittany Meyer
Colleen DeRosa (vocalist) credits with Random Acts include Strangest Things! The Musical (Dustin) and Awkward Family Gatherings. Other Chicago credits include: Other Letters and Barney the Elf (U/S) with Other Theatre, Daphne’s Sunset at The Chicago Musical Theatre Festival, Tutus at Haven Theatre, and understudying in The Humans and It’s a Wonderful Life at American Theatre Company. Colleen is a proud graduate of North Central College. She thinks Chicago is the best city for theatre and in her free time, enjoys riding her bike and eating copious amounts of ice cream (not at the same time, because that's dangerous). Love and thanks to her parents, friends, and the Random Acts team.
McKenzie Graham-Howard (spoken word, "Worms and Other Romantic Topics") is a nonbinary actor based in Chicago. They're about to graduate with their BFA from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, which is the single most terrifying sentence they've ever typed, including "Sorry for missing your call, Mom!" and "No, I will NOT be forwarding your six thousand chain emails, Aunt Susan, no matter HOW MANY curses me and my spawn will be placed under". They would like to dedicate this performance to their two cats, Frederick and Goob, who are excellent boys and hopefully not eating the furniture as we speak.
Sarah Mowrey (stand-up) is a comedian living in Chicago. She combines an abundance of energy and crankiness to tell stories about being a queer feminist who is better at organizing her denim vests than her Tinder Sarah has been featured at Dinah Shore and The Drop Comedy Club.She is the host ofStupid’s Arrow podcast where she and her cohost talk to guests about the hellish nightmares of online dating.
Zoe Schwartz (stand-up) is a comedian, writer and occasional odd-jobist. Her specific brand of character based comedy has been called "smart" and "secretly feminist". She plays a french spy in the Amazon Prime show "Patriot". Zoe is currently developing a web-series called "Period Hut" (which is exactly what you think it is) and a feature film based off a few summers she worked at a feminist, all girl summer camp.
Sunday, April 22 2018
Mrs. Murphy & Son's Irish Bistro
Colleen DeRosa, Angelica Grace, McKenzie Graham Howard, Kelsey Jaffer, Justin LaForte, Sarah Mowrey, Yasir Muhammad, Savanna Rae, Zoe Schwartz and the Greenhouse Theater Center's production of Birds of a Feather
Photography by Kelsey Jaffer
Brittany Meyer (host, they/them) is a FORCE. With just three years on the scene in the Chicago comedy scene, they've become a powerful voice for the LGBTQAI+ community. Their work features biting wit and a true underlying sweetness that pulls you in and draws the laughter out. It's truly a case study in how to perfectly punch up. If you don't relate to them, you're dead inside.
They produce Strip Joker, a wildly successful body-positive showcase featuring diverse bodies, voices, and states of undress. When not producing Strip Joker or Chicago mainstay Tuxedo Cat Comedy, Brittany tells jokes all over the city. They've traveled the country performing comedy and featured in festivals including Cream City Comedy, Memphis Comedy Fest, and Lady Laughs. They also make mincemeat of opponents regularly as Stone Cold Jane Austen in the Chicago League of Lady Wrestlers. For more about Brittany, visit www.brittanymeyerdoesthat.com.
Angelica Grace (performer) is the drag persona of Jimbo Pestano. Jimbo identifies as genderqueer and uses they/them/their pronouns. They have been doing drag for 5 years, having performed at The Den Theatre and The Empty Bottle through Salonathon. Jimbo currently serves on the Youth Task Force at About Face Theatre and has been a part of About Face Youth Theatre for 5 years. AFYT credits include CHECKING BOXES, 15 BREATHS, AD HOC [HOME], and BRAVE LIKE THEM. They have also worked with Route 66 Theatre Company and their Test Drive series, being a part of CURRENT. In December of 2016, Jimbo was a part of the National New Play Network’s National Showcase of New Plays in Austin, TX. Other credits include RENT (Angel), Songs for a New World, Shrek: The Musical (Donkey), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck).
Yasir Muhammad (vocalist) is a Chicagoland actor and singer, and is currently in a theatre production of Rabbit Hole as Jason (Moraine Valley). Previous roles include Claude in Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical (Moraine Valley), Jake in Love/Sick (Munroe Park Theatre Guild), Prince of Morocco in The Merchant of Venice (Moraine Valley), Otto Lämmermeier in Spring Awakening (Moraine Valley), and The Ghost of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol (Moraine Valley). He's excited to be performing and living his passion, once again!