Mary Catherine hails from Maryland where she studied Theatre Performance at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is a graduate of the Second City Conservatory and iO Training Center. She has performed in festivals across the country, but in Chicago, MC currently teaches and performs at iO Chicago (Virgin Daiquiri, Lil Tooties, Glass Basement); she also teaches, writes and performs at the Annoyance Theater (Shebeast, Trigger Happy, Bite Size Broadway, Burlesque is More). She has written and performed 3 solo shows, “Nimrod” (Public House Chicago), “Hideous” (Annoyance), and “One Woman Space Jam” (iO). She also performed for the Second City in their House Ensemble and aboard the NCL Breakaway. MC also, along with her best friend and frequent comedy collaborator Kelly, contributes to the Paper Machete. She has directed several shows that have been featured all over Chicago including the Second City Beat Lounge, The Crowd Theater, The Annoyance, and iO.