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Cat McDonnell

Performer and instructor at The iO Theater

Cat McDonnell studied Theater and Music Performance at Providence College and is a graduate of the iO, Second City Conservatory, and Second City House Ensemble programs in Chicago. She has performed with The Second City Theatricals aboard the Norwegian Gem, at iO with Denver, The Armando Diaz Experience, Peter Gwinn’s Launchpad, Mic Check: A Solo Show and more, as well as at The Annoyance and MCL theaters.

Cat has coached Harold team Snowball and independent teams around the city. She also developed the Outreach Program at MCL Chicago, co-creating/producing such shows as Got Her Back for female-identifying performers, Loud & Proud for LGBTQIA+ voices, and bringing improv workshops to youth on Chicago’s South & West sides.