Meet the cast of

Riding the Bicycle

               Jen Connor

Jen Connor is a singer, actor, comedian, and voiceover artist based in Chicago. She’s performed sketch comedy on the high seas with The Second City, musicals at the Adelaide and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, made-up improvised musicals Off Broadway, and is a trivia Quizmaster with the Big Quiz Thing. Jen has gone virtual during the pandemic – performing improv and sketch on Twitch with The Annoyance (Chicago) and The Magnet (NYC) theaters. Jen is over the moon to be on a stage with other humans again in The Trance’s Riding the Bicycle. Support live theater! 

            Jann Iaco

Jann Iaco is thrilled to return to The Trance after performing in their inaugural production Last Gasp, First Breath and as Elizabeth Woodville in The Trance’s 2019 production of The Third Richard. She has performed at many Chicago area theatres including Provision, Raven, Lifeline, Griffin, First Folio, Dunes Summer Theater and Fourth Wall where she was nominated for a Jeff Citation. She taught acting at the Victory Gardens Training Center and stage managed at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis.  Jann received an MFA in directing from the University of Minnesota and is a CPTD, Certified Professional in Talent Development. .

           Kent Joseph

Kent Joseph feels ecstatic to be returning to The Trance having played the steadfast Thomas More in The Third Richard. Other favorite roles include: Frollo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Music Theatre Works), Chief Bromden in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Gift Theatre), Scrooge in A Christmas Carol (Quest Theatre),  and Boris Kolenkhov in You Can’t Take It With You (Oak Park Festival Theatre). Kent can be seen online in the film The Girls of Summer, the Shakespeare-based web series Like What You Like, and the online audio drama Immunities.

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                     Kyle Quinlivan

Kyle Quinlivan is ecstatic to be returning to The Trance, where he has been a part of several productions (The Third Richard, Last Gasp First Breath). He has also been in several productions with Oil Lamp Theater (A Kind of Love Story, The Front Page, Mass Appeal), Cincinnati Landmark Productions (Godspell, Baby, The Foreigner), and performed Big Love in Cuba with the Havana Theatre Festival. He is a member of Improv Playhouse, has a BFA in Acting from Webster University, and thanks his family and friends for all of their continual support. 

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