ANNELYSE AHMAD is thrilled to be performing with StirFriday Night! Recent performances include playing Sue in Phoenix with Nomades Theatre, understudying at Victory Gardens, staged readings with Silk Road Rising, and Bollywood dancing with Collaboraction. She is a graduate of The Second City Conservatory, and has a B.A. in Psychology and Global Health from Northwestern University. She sends endless thanks to her fam and her husband.
BROOKE MONTOYA is celebrating 8 years of performing comedy in Chicago during the run of 8 Angry Asians! She studies nonprofit management and leadership at DePaul University, and is a graduate of The Second City Conservatory. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram
DACEY ARASHIBA writes and performs sketch comedy with Stir Friday Night and Awful People, and sings in a punk rock choir called The Blue Ribbon Glee Club. A family of peregrine falcons took over his apartment balcony. And BBC Nature camped out in his living room all spring, turning it into a documentary for 2018. Also, he has a metal song 17 minutes into D2: The Mighty Ducks 2. None of this is made up.
NIC PARK is an actor, improviser, and filmmaker originally from Pittsburgh, PA. He’s OK at kickboxing. If you’re a middle or high school teacher or counselor, check out his work with the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health in sexed, at icah.org/fyi. Also follow him on Twitter and Instagram (@whydub) for mad decent Etch A Sketch drawings.
RAY HUI is a human from NYC. He’s never been to a Knicks game, but in the late 90’s he ate thin crust pizza next to Rebecca Lobo of the New York Liberty. He recently performed at the Second City / NBC Universal Breakout Comedy Fest, the Detroit Improv Fest, and Abbie Fest XXVIII. Visit RayHui.com to see his written and video work. And please like all the photos of his friends and cats on Instagram (@raymondstagram).
JONALD REYES is a writer, performer, and director from Chicago. After graduating from Rutgers University (NJ), he went on to study at The Second City, iO, Annoyance, and The Chicago Dramatists. He’s performed with various comedy troupes, including Stir Friday Night, and Dustin With A J. Jonald has performed at the Chicago Improv Festival, the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, the Detroit Improv Festival, and the TBS Just for Laughs Festival.
SCOTT HANADA has been a member of Stir Friday Night for over a year, and is honored to be in his first SFN sketch show. He’s a graduate of the Second City Conservatory and iO improv programs. And he’s still hunting for a Pikachu. When he’s not in 8 Angry Asians, you can see him inspire audiences in RejecTED Talks at Under The Gun Theater.
LOREEN TARGOS is an improviser and comedian. She’s studied improvisation in Chicago at the Second City and Annoyance, and in New York at UCB. She is best known for her work with Stir Friday Night, mothering a German Shorthaired Pointer, and being a scientist from 9-5. She tweets at @lotargos.
JAY STEIGMANN – DIRECTOR
Jay Steigmann is a performer, writer, and director in Chicago. Her work has been seen at Stage Left, Strawdog, Lakeshore Theater, The Public House, Victory Gardens, The Chicago Dramatists, and Stage 773. Jay is a Faculty Member at The Second City Training Center.
KATIE FOSTER – MUSIC DIRECTOR / CHOREOGRAPHER
Katie Foster is excited to be back with SFN for a third year. She’s an MD & composer from Chicago, and studied Music Education at DePaul, with a focus in voice. Katie has taught in Chicago schools for 7 years, & performed with Huggable Riot, Clown Car To Sicily, First Time Or Fan, & Office Party. She’s also performed in Sketchfest, CIF, the CWF Fest, Nerdfest, & the Chicago MI Fest. She just finished a sold-out run of her first musical, Blackfish The Musical, as composer & MD.
DUJUAN PRITCHETT – STAGE MANAGER
Dujuan Pritchett has been with The Second City for 10 years. He is the Senior Stage Manager of The Second City Training Center. Some of Dujuan’s favorite things are the band 311, Tabasco sauce, and the Chicago White Sox. Love to his wife Jennifer, and his dog Deacon.