first fell in love with Hundred Days back in 2017 when she saw it on New Years Eve in New York City. She is ecstatic to be on the team for Chicago’s premiere production. Since graduating from Northwestern University in the spring of 2019, some favorite Chicago credits have included: Knuffle Bunny (“Mom”), Lyle, Lyle Crocodile (“Mrs. Primm”), and All That He Was (“Doctor u/s”). Up next: “Christine” in Metropolis Performing Arts Centre’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. All love to my family and Alex.


is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, performer, and writer. On digital streaming services you can find her recent song release, “Los Angeles Sunrise,” and selections from her and Kelly Pekar’s cabaret, Letter to Spring. In 2018, Pekar & Cline were featured in Phoenix Theatre’s New Festival of American Musical Theatre. She has music directed and composed with Lovewell Institute for the Creative Arts both in Florida and Sweden. As a continuation from her article, “ASL for Actors” published in Teaching Theatre magazine, she was invited to the 2016 International Thespian Festival in Nebraska to interpret the mainstage production, Spring Awakening, in American Sign Language and play “Lucy/Bass” in a premiere Playworks staged reading. Favorite actor roles include: Kitty Hawk (“Bass/Ader/Tate”), Arcadia (“Thomasina”), and Tartuffe (“Maryann”). She earned a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre (Honors)/Creative Writing Minor from the University of Central Florida.

CHRIS FARRELL, JR. (Keyboards/Ensemble

is stoked to be working with Kokandy! Chicago: Peter and the Starcatcher  (“Black Stache”) with Big Noise Theatre; Sundown, Yellow Moon (“Carver U/S”) at Raven Theatre; Someone’s Daughter (“Alex”) at Arc Theatre. Regional: Romeo and Juliet (“Romeo”), Comedy of Errors (“Dromio of Ephesus”) at Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre; Pump Boys and Dinettes, Drowsy Chaperone at Cider Mill Playhouse. NYC: Nine Cases: Colonel’s Row, Gaybraham Lincoln: The Musical. Proud NHSI Cherub. BFA, Ithaca College. Check out his band, The Fisher Cats, on Spotify, IG, etc. Many, many thanks to the incredible production team!


Royen is honored to reunite with Kokandy Productions after The Full Monty in 2015. Recent credits include: Hello Again and The Full Monty (Theo Ubique), The Fly Honey Show (The Inconvenience), Emma (Lifeline Theatre), Hatfield & McCoy (House Theatre of Chicago), 9 to 5: The Musical (Firebrand Theatre), The Nance (Pride Films & Plays), and My Name Is Annie King and Haymarket: The Anarchist’s Songbook (Underscore Theatre). He’s also performed with Griffin Theatre, Writers Theatre, The Hypocrites, First Folio Theatre, and Theater at the Center. He performs in drag as Jenn Der Fach (Instagram: @jennderfach). Gratitude to Lucky, Matthew, Derek, Nick, and Scot. Love to Parker Guidry.


is honored to be making their Kokandy Productions’ debut. Last seen in: Kentucky (The Gift Theatre), In The Blood (Red Tape Theatre). Up next: Other Rockpools (The New Colony). You can hear their original music in the world premiere adaptation of Neither (Lifeline Theatre). Repped by DDO. Red Tape Theatre ensemble member. Thank you Mom, Dad, Andy, Peter, Selena.


is wrapping up his senior year at the Chicago College of Performing Arts. He is thrilled to be making his Kokandy debut with this wonderful show and amazing cast. His favorite past credits include: Peter and the Starcatcher (“Prentiss”), The Cherry Orchard (“Yepichodov”), The Venetian Twins (“Lelio”), Heathers (“Ram Sweeney”), and Les Miserables (“Enjoleras”). Looch would like to thank his family both in France and the USA and friends for the endless love and support. Spread love.


is thrilled to be making her debut with Kokandy Productions. Some favorite recent credits: Haymarket (“Joanna Fischer,” Underscore Theatre, Jeff Award nomination: Best Ensemble), It’s a Wonderful Life (“Foley Artist,” Oil Lamp Theater), These Shining Lives (“Frances O’Connell,” Three Crows), The Lessons (Passage Theatre), BITE (“Mia,” Pride Films & Plays), Fog Island (“Cara,” Filament Theatre), and Junie B. Jones and Curious George (Northbrook Theatre for Young Audiences). Upcoming: 45 Plays for 45 Presidents (Red Theater Chicago). Melanie is a teaching artist with Mudlark Theater and BAMtheatre and a proud Northwestern grad. Love and thanks to Quinn the human and Lola the dog!