About Fancypants

Sean Owens


Sean Owens has been dubbed “SF’s Best Comic Playwright” and “The Captain of Theatrical Camp” by the SF Weekly. Sean has been writing and performing for 35 years, with over 50 short and full-length plays both here in the Bay Area and abroad. Their solo musical, “GIRLESQUE” has delighted audiences in the Bay Area, New York and Canada. Sean has been twice recognized by the Bay Area Theatre Critics’ Circle Awards– first, for the noir parody, “THE BIG DRAG” for Best Original Script, and again for their portrayal of Oscar Wilde with Shotgun Players in Berkeley. They also inaugurated the role of the Viscountess Marlene in Liz Duffy Adams’ off-Broadway premiere of “WET.” As a freelance writer, Sean has created the SFMoMA’s first trans non-binary family tour narrator, Dr. Tantamount Thrash, for “Art Goggles.” They are also the Artistic Director for the MD24: The Moby Dick 24 Hour Marathon, at the SF Maritime Museum. They work as a writer, teacher and director for the sketch comedy group Killing My Lobster. They are currently directing the official premiere of Toby Moore’s ATOMIC COMIC.

Chris Steele


Chris Steele is a queer trans nonbinary performance artist, writer, and activist. Their work centers on highlighting queer narratives throughout history and combating bigotry and white supremacy. As an actor, she has performed with companies across the Bay including We Players, NCTC, Cutting Ball, SF Shakespeare Festival, and SF Playwrights Festival. As a writer they premiered adaptations of Miss Julie, Troilus and Cressida, and Dracula with queer collective Poltergeist Theatre Project; had short plays produced by The Pear, PlayGround, and Cutting Ball; debuted their solo drag show The Bride with PlayGround Solofest; and were commissioned by Custom Made to adapt The Tempest. Her award-winning drag persona Polly Amber Ross can be found on IG @pollyamberross.

Nic A. Sommerfeld


Nic A. Sommerfeld is a San Francisco based actor and playwright. Originally from Montana, Nic moved to California to get a Theater degree from Santa Clara University. They have acted in plays and musicals with companies all around the Bay Area. These credits include the California Shakespeare Theater, Berkeley Playhouse, FaultLine Theatre, San Francisco Playhouse, Berkeley Rep, and The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival. As a playwright, Nic has had their work performed by Third Citizen Theatre Co (MA), Trans TheatreFest (WI), The SF Olympians Festival, Utopia Theatre Project, and has had plays featured in The Best of Playground ‘18, ‘19, and ’20. They also write sketch comedy for Killing My Lobster. and hase worked as a trans consultant on new plays. When not writing or doing theater, they frequently perform as their drag king persona Chester Vanderbox.

Reese Dallas Bice


Reese Dallas Bice is an illustrator and painter living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He received a BA from the University of New Mexico and specializes in watercolor and ink. Reese creates work for publishing, editorial, children’s books, and product design, and his clients have included the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and the Poltergeist Theater Company. His first picture book, “Fishy Climate” by Daniel Shaw, was published in 2019, and he received the Merit award from 3×3 Magazine for their 19th illustration annual. He is inspired by golden-age book illustration, late medieval and Byzantine art, and fashion design. Reesebice.com

Nathaniel J. Bice


Nathaniel J. Bice is a scenic painter, scale model maker, craftsperson, and plein air painter in San Francisco. He was raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico and attended Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington for performance production. He graduated summa cum laude in 2018 and moved to San Francisco for a fellowship with American Conservatory Theater. He currently assists scenic designer Nina Ball for organizations such as Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Theaterworks, Stanford, Shotgun Players, and Marin Theater Company. He also does scenic paint for theaters including Berkeley Rep and Marin Theater Company. He shows paintings and models at galleries such as STUDIO Gallery, Soft Times Gallery, the Falkirk Cultural Center, Anälog Gallery, and Gearbox Gallery. He also takes commissions for paintings and models. njbice.com

Nicole Odell


Originally from the sleepy lil’ East Bay town of Benicia, Nicole Odell earned her B.A. in Drama from San Francisco State in 2010. Upon graduation, she went to Los Angeles and completed the Conservatory program through Second City Hollywood, performing sketch and improv all along the way. In 2014, she returned to the Bay Area, and began working in the comedy community. She taught and coached improv with Leela Improv Theatre, participated in various comedy festivals including The Denver Improv Festival, SFIF, Femprovisor Fest, and SF Sketchfest. She has appeared in productions around the Bay Area, including with Faultline Theatre Co, EXIT Theatre, and Livermore Shakespeare Festival. Nicole first began working with Killing My Lobster back in 2015 on the show Excellent Adventure. Since then, she’s served as an actor, writer, head writer, and instructor, and began in her role as Artistic Director in November 2021.

Ifn Whendy


“The Queen of Face!”
Burlesque Performer, Emcee + Sass Factory
Startin’ shit in the Bay Area since 2009

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