OIF PRESENTS STACEY SMITH
Stacey is our beloved mascot, and we are so happy to have her back! She is an important part of the festivals history and has been there from the start. Stacey brings a lot of love and engagement together with a safe environment. Her skills as musical improviser and teacher are hilarious and her show StaceJam is a recurring hit.
Stacey is a loud New Yorker who is proud to be in Amsterdam working for Boom Chicago as a cast member, running the Boom Academy, and as the Associate Artistic Director. She has been performing for over a decade all over the world. She has made 67 appearances at 25 international improv festivals, many of them as a headliner. Prior to joining BoomChicago, she taught and managed training centers in Chicago and Boston, including ComedySportz Chicago, ImprovBoston, The Second City, and iO Chicago.
Stacey is also an accomplished comedy producer. In 2015, she founded The Chicago Musical Improv Festival at the iO Theater in Chicago, and prior to this, she worked as an assistant producer on the Chicago Improv Festival, Chicago Women’s Funny Festival, The Teen Comedy Fest, and The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival. Stacey has produced countless shows in Chicago, including the long-running musical comedy shows The Musical Armando and Fraudway. She is currently the Festival Director for the Boom Chicago Comedy Festival.
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