Incubator Committee

Incubator Committee
Yasmine Baharloo

Yassi has lived in Chicago for 11 years and improvising for the past 3. She can be seen performing with her Playground Incubator team, Outlaw, CIC House team, Phantom, and with her independent teams Butthead and Mantis, all around the city. She loves Dolly Parton and being right.

Incubator Committee
Michael Gomez

Incubator Committee
Shantira Jackson

Shantira Jackson is a graduate of The Florida State University and moved to Chicago from Tallahassee, FL to pursue a career in comedy. She is so honored and grateful to be teaching at The Playground Training Center. She has trained at The Second City, iO Chicago, The Annoyance and Comedy Sportz. She is an inaugural Bob Curry Fellow and has performed with Second City Theatricals aboard The NCL-Breakaway, "Death By Evening" and Urban Twist Presents: "You Had Me At En Vogue". She can be seen performing as an Understudy for The Second City Touring Company, at iO Chicago with "3Peat" and The Musical Armando and at The Annoyance, The Playground and various theaters throughout this great city.

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