Coko Galore is a comedic actor, improviser and producer in Toronto. She is an alumnus of The Bad Dog Featured Players and The Second City Training Centre. In 2015, Coko wrote, performed and produced her first solo-show Mixed Chick (dir. Leslie Seiler) at The Toronto Fringe Festival. She is one half of the Black-Female improv duo Coko and Daphney. Together, they have performed all over North America including Montreal, New York, Boston, Chicago, and Philadelphia, and most recently at Just For Laughs’ alternative festival OFF-JFL/ZOOFEST. With the Bad Dog Theatre Company, Coko has been part of many shows including Scenes From the City, Theatresports, The Girls Show, and Assistant Director to Julie Dumais Osborne's award-winning La Grande Jatte. In 2018, Coko produced Toronto's inaugural Black and Funny Comedy Night at the Bad Dog Theatre, a one-night comedy festival showcasing Toronto's top Black comics and performers.
Alia is a Toronto-based writer and performer. She graduated from the Second City Sketch Conservatory program, was a part of the Bob Curry fellowship and an alumni of POC sketch troupe, Fusion. Alia is a resident playwright and associate producer with Mashed Collective, a Toronto-based collective focused on creating comedy. She recently co-wrote and performed in Carlos Bulosan Theatre’s latest production Anak and played Kween Kapre in Leon Aureus' Kaldero as well as Em in Tricia Hagoriles’ short film “The Morning After”. Her new play "Tang Ina" was read at the Living Room Festival this year. Alia was recently a part of the Bad Dog Featured Players. She performs stand up comedy around Toronto and produces Humans of Improv, a monthly POC jam at Bad Dog - where she is also the Inclusion Director.
Patricia is currently part of the HouseCo ensemble (January-June 2018) at the Second City Toronto, directed by Paul Bates. She is also a member of The Assembly Grad Team “Darth Vader Ginsburg” and half of the duo “Tribiya”. Prior to that, Patricia performed as an improviser in Colombia, Perú, and Argentina. She created “El Qué Dirán” (What People Say), a longform for three actors that toured for 8 argentine provinces, and “La Magnitud del Alfiler” (Pin’s Magnitude), an improvised poetry/literature jam. In Buenos Aires, she was also involved in a series of postdramatic montages, mostly as an assistant director of Gerardo Naumann with the support of the Goethe Institut. She also does improv-dance, with the “Snake Bite” tribal fusion dancing troupe.
Kyah Green is a performer, producer, writer, and life-long Torontonian. They are an alumnus of the Season 4: Bad Dog Featured Players, and recent graduate of the Second City Conservatory. You can find them making up show tunes in “Songbuster: An Improvised Musical” at Buddies And Bad Times Theatre, or performing in “The LOL Word”, “Kinsey Fail” and “The Party Show” every month at Bad Dog. You can also find them performing stand up with the Queer And Present Danger Collective. Kyah loves to explore creative ways to bring new stories and perspectives to the stage, and they could not be more excited to be part of the Bad Dog Creators unit.
Connor Low is a Toronto based comedian/actor/improvisor/photographer man. He is both a performer with and the technical director of Bad Dog Theatre Company as well as one third of the creative team behind Shitty Tasty. He has also appeared on CBC Comedy’s Note to Self and taught and performed with various improv companies across Eastern Canada. Please note: he is not St. Louis based teen guitar impresario Connor Low, instead he is a different one.
Jackie Twomey is one half of TwoSon, a sketch and improv duo that has taught and performed across North America. TwoSon received The Understudies' Memorial Award for Sketchiest Sketch Troupe at the 2017 Toronto Sketchfest. Last year, Jackie was an instructor at Improvcamp, a member of the International Ensemble at the Vancouver International Improv Festival, and assistant directed the most recent remount of Toronto, I Love You at Bad Dog Theatre. Jackie performs with Pantsuit, the Bad Dog Studio Series alumni group, and with Jibber Jabbar, a house team with The Assembly.