Jin Kim (Chester) is pleased to be a part of A-Squared’s current production. Over the years, he has enjoyed doing the fun things actors get to do, like shows, webisodes, Cup Noodles, video games, and commercials. Jin now spends his time at Laugh Out Loud, performing and teaching the lucrative art of improv. In his spare time, Jin serves as President of the Board of Directors for A-Squared Theatre. Special thanks to friends and family for their tireless support, no matter the pursuit. Jin Kim is represented by Paonessa Talent, and likes oysters.
Chris Lysy (Del) is very happy to be making his A-Squared debut! He is a proud company member of Commedia Beauregard and has worked with other Chicago companies like Halcyon, Polarity, and Muse of Fire, as well as the Great River Shakespeare Festival of Winona, Minnesota. He is a graduate of Act One Studio’s Conservatory program (2009) and Virginia Tech’s Theatre Arts program (2007). He would like to thank his wife, parents, and the rest of his family and friends for all of their love and support. You can also catch him in Bard Fiction this summer with Commedia Beauregard. www.chrislysy.com
Cary Shoda (Travis) dedicates his work on Cowboy Versus Samurai to the memory of his grandmother, Helen Yoshihara Guibor (1915–2014), who was the very definition of strength, generosity, and love. His credits include work for CIRCA-Pintig, Halcyon, James Downing, the side project, Teatro Vista/Goodman, and others.
Aja Wiltshire (Veronica) is just thrilled to be working with A-Squared for the first time. Other credits include Griffin, Profiles, Goodman, and Haven. She is a company member of Adapt Theatre and AstonRep, who she will be performing with in the fall.
Ramona Kywe (understudy for Veronica) is an Artistic Associate with A-Squared Theater Workshop. Her past productions with the company include Ching Chong Chinaman, Really Rosie, and all three editions of My Asian Mom. Other Chicago companies she has worked with include CIRCA-Pintig, Dream Theatre, and Democracy Burlesque. She is a graduate from Columbia College with a BA in Theater.
Mike Movido (understudy for Chester) is an advertising professional by day as well as a Chicago-area native and a proud alumnus of Marquette University. He is a graduate of the Music Improv Conservatory at the Second City Training Center and the pHarm House Music Program at pH Comedy Theater. He can currently be seen every Wednesday at Music Improv Night (MINt) at MCL Chicago with the team Dunder MINtflin. Recent credits include: The Big, The Trouble, and The Little China (New Millennium Theatre Company) and Don’t Pass Go!: A New Musical (pH Comedy Theater).