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Heather MacDermott

Heather MacDermott Baumann has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater Performance from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and has trained at the LaJolla Playhouse Conservatory in LaJolla, California, Circle in the Square Theatre in New York City, with internships at Actors Theatre of Louisville and Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati. Heather performed improv in Chicago for over 10 years, training at The Second City, iO Theater, and The Annoyance Theater.  She is a founding member of the longest-running Harold team at iO—Deep Schwa, and has performed at the Playground, the Chicago Improv Festival, the Big Stinkin’ Improv Festival in Austin, Texas, and the Summer Solstice Celebration at the MCA in Chicago. Heather has been teaching Chicago-style improv in the Lexington area for four years, having coached teams at iO in Chicago, and is currently the coach of Central Kentucky Improv’s house teams, Rhonda and Harriet. Heather is the co-founder of CKI. 

Trent Stephens

Trent Stephens received his undergraduate degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University. In 2008, Trent started as a company member of the Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival, and, since 2015, Trent has annually served as guest director for Shakespeare by the Sea in Jupiter, Florida. In 2014, Trent moved back to his hometown of Lexington, Kentucky and currently directs theatre productions at Sts. Peter and Paul School. Trent actively serves as the chairman of the board for Antagonist Productions and is the co-founder of CKI.

Lisa Stephens

Lisa Stephens is a local musician and a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a degree in Choral Music Education and a minor in piano performance. She has been involved in many local ensembles and performance groups like Lexington Singers, AthensWest, Antagonist Productions, Lexington Singers’ Children’s Choir, UK Theatre, The Rep, The Lex, Kentucky Conservatory Theatre, and many others. Lisa is also a board member for Antagonist Productions and CKI. She is currently the choral director for Trinity Christian Academy’s Upper School in Lexington, KY, and accompanies for several performance groups throughout central Kentucky.

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