Alba Machado

Alba Machado

ALBA MACHADO is a former Chicago Public School teacher who is currently writing a novel about the harrowing experience as her thesis project for the Creative Writing MFA Program at Columbia College Chicago. Her work has appeared in Curbside Splendor, Knee-Jerk...
Calle Hack

Calle Hack

Calle Hack is a graduate from Purdue University with a BA in Philosophy. She has taken courses in writing and improv at Second City and previously worked with comedy theaters in the city, booking and promoting comedic talent. She’s a prolific writer, writing...
Emily Witt

Emily Witt

Emily Witt is a storyteller at heart. She works as a writer in Texas politics and progressive advocacy in Austin, TX. Previously, Emily resided in Chicago, where she earned her BFA in Playwriting from The Theatre School at DePaul University in 2017. During her time at...
Janna Sobel

Janna Sobel

Janna Sobel is a writer and performer. She teaches Improvisation, Storytelling, Improv for Anxiety, Humor Doesn’t Retire, and Kids & Teen classes at The Second City Training Center. She also teaches or has taught at Stage 773, The University of Chicago Lab School,...
Jennifer Ellen Ould

Jennifer Ellen Ould

Jennifer Ould (pronounced “old”) moved to Chicago from North Carolina 15 years ago and found home here. She has a Master of Divinity degree and, in addition to her day job at a progressive and inclusive seminary in Hyde Park, she occasionally preaches at...