Cast Members

Improvised Jane Austen features a rotating cast of performers.

team

With independent heroines, misunderstood suitors, meddling mothers, and charming cads, Improvised Jane Austen creates a Regency love story on the spot throughout Chicago, IL. The company takes an audience suggestion and crafts a story the most prominent female author of the 19th century may have written and carry it through misadventures and misunderstandings to its proper British conclusion.

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Performer
Janice returns to Improvised Jane Austen after a six year hiatus, whilst she worked in Oakland, CA. We are terribly delighted to have her returned to our fold.
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Nina hails from New Jersey, firmly establishing herself as an actress to keep your eye on.
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Xu is a seasoned improviser. She also performs with the famed Chicago comedy group, Stir Friday Night.
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Originally from South Florida, Lotus now calls Chicago their home and keeps busy with their many talents, and extraordinary hobbies.
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KJ went to college for theater and came to Chicago for comedy. They trained at all the prominent comedy houses.
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Performer, Costume Director
Emily's love of history has made her the perfect person to costume the cast of Improvised Jane Austen in a stylized version of 1800's Regency England.
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Performer
Teaching and performing in Chicago, Kristen started in Portland, OR. She follows her comedy dreams from NYC to finally teaching and performing in Chicago.
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Performer, Managing Director
Born and raised in the Midwest, Kate has been found and performs the perfect blend of her love of English literature and being on stage.
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Shannon easily owns the stage as a seasoned burlesque dancer, improviser and actor. Her love of Austen makes her an easy fit to the cast.
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Allison is an extremely busy actress, and voice-over artist in Chicago, and chooses to spend her free-time tap dancing. The consummate artist.
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Performer, Graphic Designer
Kelsey improvises with The Second City's House Co. and uses her talents as a graphic designer to create the art for Improvised Jane Austen.
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Perfomer
Ana is an awarding winning improvisor in Chicago, having studied, performed, and also teaches at the famed Second City Theatre.
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Musical Director
Gabriella has been acting as Improvised Jane Austen's Musical Director since the team began performing at the iO. She is an IJA honorary cast member.
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Performer, Producer
Sarah Mobley started loving improv after joining Highland Improvisation Companies. She earned a B.S. in Musical Theater before moving to Chicago.
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Performer
Lauren grew up in Dallas and holds a M.A CCC-SLP from Northwestern University. She works with amazing kiddos and unique communicators.
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Graduating in comedy & writing at Columbia College Chicago, Squeek continues her studies as an improviser. Squeek performs at iO as an IJA fan favorite.
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Awakening ears from Arizona, Utah and Chicago's 101.1 WKQX, Mishell Livio also leaps into improvisation. She acts, directs, and founded Generation LatinX.
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Kaelea Rovinsky performs, produces, writes. They also serve as an improv coach, having completed programs at The Annoyance, iO, and The Second City.
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A lover of history and a trained actress, Josephine was natural fit. She has been happily filling the cast in on 1800's historic happenings.
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Performer, Producer
Holly is a busy producer connecting other great theaters who also boast a love of Jane Austen, including performing on Northlight Theater stage.
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Performer, Producer
Jessye Grace Mueller is an actor, writer, teaching artist, and improviser in Chicago
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