The comedy revolves around a group of elementary school teachers who are trying to mold the minds of America’s youth, but don’t have their own lives together at all. Teachers is written by and stars The Katydids – Caitlin Barlow, Katy Colloton, Cate Freedman, Kate Lambert, Katie O’Brien and Kathryn Renée Thomas – and in season two, great guest stars pop up, including Haley Joel Osment (Alpha House, Comedy Bang! Bang!) as Mrs. Adler’s husband, Ryan Hansen (Party Down) as Ms. Snap’s rival in a school council race, Jessica St. Clair (Playing House) as the school counselor, and more surprising appearances and cameos by famous faces in comedy, pop culture and music, including Lisa Loeb, Coolio and more. The series is also executive produced by showrunners Jay Martel and Ian Roberts (Emmy® winners for Key and Peele) and Alison Brie (Community).
Katy Colloton plays the narcissistic Ms. Chelsea Snap. Colloton grew up in Leawood, Kansas and went on to receive her B.A. in theater and psychology from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. After college, Katy moved to Chicago, where she performed with the Second City House Ensemble, iO Chicago, The Playground Theater and The Annoyance Theatre. She was selected to perform her solo material at Just For Laughs Chicago, appeared in the award-winning Vimeo series, “Break-ups” and TimeOut Chicago called her the “breakout” performer at the 2013 Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival.
Katie O’Brien plays the naïve and well-intentioned Ms. Mary Louise Bennigan. Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, O’Brien later moved to Chicago, where she performed with the iO Theater, Second City and was the youngest cast member to perform in Nora Ephron’s, Love, Loss and What I Wore with Broadway in Chicago. O’Brien has also appeared on Key and Peele, The Today Show, and @ Midnight.
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