The Second City's She the People
December 3, 2018 - January 6, 2019
- Directed by Carly Heffernan
- Two hours, with one intermission
An all-female, all-star team of The Second City’s most fearless, tuned-in sketch comics roasts the patriarchy and reclaims at least two hours of absolutely hilarious time. The producers of Black Side of the Moon and Nothing to Lose (But Our Chains) bring you a mimosa-and-madness-fueled foray into “having it all,” having each other’s backs, and having that sick feeling your government’s trying to turn back the clock to the Middle Ages. She the People… in order to perform a more perfect union!
Celebrating the tenth anniversary of The Second City’s first visit to Woolly!
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"One of the funniest revues Second City has produced in the past 20 years."
"A laugh-out-loud wake-up call that’s necessary viewing for men and women alike."
"Second City at its creative and performing best."
Chicagoland Theatre Reviews
"Like THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, if it were freaking hilarious - SHE THE PEOPLE is the show we need right now."
Buzz Center Stage
About the Director: Carly Heffernan
CARLY HEFFERNAN is an award winning alumna of the Second City Toronto where she wrote and performed in four Mainstage revues. She directed the critically acclaimed, Second City Toronto revues, Come What Mayhem! and The Best is Yet to Come Undone as well as The Second City Touring Company and several Norwegian Cruise Line shows. Select writing credits include: Second Jen (OMNI), Almost Genius (CMT), George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight (CBC), The Irrelevant Show (CBC Radio), Dr. Love (Teletoon), SketchersonsTV (Rogers). She also recently tried eyelash extensions and has never been happier.
About the Cast
ATRA ASDOU (Ensemble) is a comedian/actor/writer/director from Chicago. TV credits: South Side (Comedy Central), Chicago Med and Chicago P.D. (NBC). She stars in the award-winning comedic web series Other People's Children and is an artistic associate at Lookingglass Theatre, frequently contributes weekly satire to The Paper Macthete, and directed the critically acclaimed sketch show Teen Cudi Presents: Black Boy Joy. Atra is a 2017 Bob Curry fellow and improvises at iO CHICAGO with her Harold team, Lil' Tooties, and Whirled News Tonight. Special thanks to Woolly Mammoth and this stellar cast and production team. @AtraAsdou, AtraAsdou.com
CARISA BARRECA (Ensemble) is thrilled to be a part of She The People. She is an Alumni of The Second City’s Resident e.t.c stage where she wrote and performed in three critically acclaimed revues. She had the honor of performing at Lyric Opera with Patrick Stewart and Renee Fleming in The Second City’s Guide to the Opera, at the Kennedy Center and at Goodman Theater with Twist Your Dickens and she wrote and performed in The Hubbard Street and Second City’s Collaboration, Art Of Falling. Currently, she can be seen in PopTVs show Hot Date as Sue. Special Thanks to Carly for being a mentor and friend and love to this talented cast, to Kevin, and her dear Dr. Watson. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter: @Cinderisa
ALEX BELLISLE (Ensemble) is thrilled to be in D.C. with She The People! A Chicago based actress and comedian, Alex is one half of the improv and sketch duo Girlish that has performed around the country including in the New York International Fringe Festival with their self-titled show. Other credits include Best of Second City, Feminine Wilds, and No Selfie Control. Alex can be seen performing with various improv groups around Chicago including “Gone Gone” at iO Theater. Alex would like to thank her family and her personal graphic designer and wife, also named Alex (you’re welcome). alexbellisle.com
KATIE CAUSSIN (Ensemble) is originally from Springfield, VA and received her degree in Theater from Radford University. She has been an actor in Chicago for over 20 years, many of them with The Second City as part of their National Touring Company and their Theatricals shows. Most recentlwhy she appeared as Mrs. Cratchit in Twist Your Dickens at the Goodman Theater. Last year she toured around the US in The Realish Housewives of (your city here). She has also performed with Second City for the USO in the Balkans. She has performed at both the iO and Annoyance theaters in Chicago. On camera, she recently appeared in an episode of Chicago Justice on NBC and has been featured on the Onion Network’s Special Report webseries.
KAZI JONES (Ensemble) is elated to join the cast of She The People for its Washington, DC run. Kazi is a DC based actress who has performed with theatre companies including: TBD Immersive, Theatre Prometheus, Zhanra Group, Rorschach Theatre and others around the city. She is a native North Carolinian who loves cooking, documentaries, and general revelry. Kazi is immensely grateful to The Second City for this opportunity, and to her friends and family for their support, love, and laughter.
MAGGIE WILDER (Ensemble) is thankful to be a part of this show! Woolly Mammoth: An Octoroon; Ford’s: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Helen Hayes, Ensemble), Jefferson's Garden; Round House: Rapture, Blister, Burn (Helen Hayes, Supporting Actress); Studio: Bad Jews, 2nd Stage: Edgar and Annabel; Rorschach: She Kills Monsters; The Hub: Failure: A Love Story (Helen Hayes, Supporting Actress), Abominable; Imagination: When She Had Wings, Aquarium; National Children’s Theatre: The BFG; Adventure: Wizard of Oz; Flying V: Pirate Laureate. Maggie lives in Atlanta with her husband and puppy. One is Doug, one is Hugo; both are wonderful! Training: Boston University. maggieawilder.com