CAST       THE NEW COLONY       PRODUCERS


Rachel Farmer, LULIE

“Eggs, eggs, eggs, eat quiche everyday!” sums up exactly how she feels playing Lulie Stanwyck. Rachel began breaking quiche in 2010 as an understudy for Vern during the show’s first full-length run. Rachel has played the role of Lulie in 5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche for the 2012 New York International Fringe Festival and off-Broadway productions. She has trained, written and performed shows with The Annoyance, iO and toured with Second City Theatricals on a cruise around Hawaii. Like Mardi Gras, Rachel is originally from Mobile, Alabama. She performs stand up and improvisational comedy around Chicago. Rachel would like to thank everyone. Seriously everyone.


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Megan Johns, WREN

Megan Johns is an original member of The New Colony, and there has directed, performed, and written original, devised theatre for the last 5 years. She originated the role of Wren in "5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche." Megan is also an ensemble member of the Annoyance Theatre, where she has written, directed, and starred in several original roles there. Some of her favorite shows include "Love is Dead: A Necromantic Musical Comedy" and "Burlesque is More." Megan has happily taught improv at The Annoyance for 6 years, and in addition to teaching a semester at The University of Chicago, she currently teaches theatre-making through After School Matters with youth of Chicago. She co-wrote The New Colony’s reWilding Genius, which ran in 2014’s Steppenwolf Garage. Currently Megan can be seen improvising around Chicago with her female comedy group WiseSnatch, or waving a sexy freak flag in any place that has a stage. She loves making lists, lots of colors, Pitbulls, and the Blue Ridge Mountains. She loves a dog named Lola and a dude named Ryan.

 


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Thea Lux, VERN

How to pronounce the name: Tay-uh Lucks. Trained by Chicago theater and comedy institutions, Thea is a founding member of The New Colony theater company and a Joseph Jefferson award-winning musician (That Sordid Little Story, The New Colony). She helped create the cult-hit, "5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche," which after a successful run in Chicago took home “Best Production” at Fringe NYC and ran Off-Broadway at the SoHo Playhouse. She most recently performed in "Buzz22 Chicago’s Ghost Bike," written by Laura Jacqmin, and "The Nice To Meet You" sketch show at IO Theater. Follow her the healthy way on Twitter @thealux or www.thealux.com.


Photo Credit: Peter Hellberg

Caitlin Chuckta, GINNY

Caitlin Chukta is so freaking happy to bring 5 Lesbians back to Chicago. She was a part of the initial Sketchbook piece in 2010 and a member of the original Off-Broadway cast. A proud ensemble member of The New Colony since 2008, she was most recently seen as Kelly in "reWilding Genius" with Steppenwolf Theatre’s Garage Rep Series. With a degree in Acting from the University of Connecticut, Caitlin has had the opportunity to travel the world performing. Credits include: Chicago Shakespeare Theater, The House Theatre of Chicago, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, First Folio Theatre, Connecticut Free Shakespeare, and National Theatre for Arts and Education. Internationally, you may catch Caitlin touring Europe as Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol. www.caitlinchuckta.com

 


Kate Carson-Groner, DALE

Kate Carson-Groner is thrilled to be eating quiche again with her fellow lesbians after previously appearing as both Wren and Ginny. Regional Credits: "Pirates of Penzance" at A.R.T. in Cambridge, MA, dir. Sean Graney.  Chicago Credits: The Hypocrites’ "Mikado" at Steppenwolf Garage; "5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche," B-Side Studio and "Rise of the Numberless" with The New Colony; "Schweyk in the Second World War" with Red Theater.  Improv/Sketch Credits: "Baby Wants Candy" at the Apollo Theater, "June Boy" and "Berserker" at iO, Second City Music Improv House Ensemble.  Kate is a graduate of the Second City Conservatory and Music Improv Program, and the iO program.  BFA in Performance, Voice Minor from SCAD. Love to MBL!