Teachers stars The Katydids, the improv group consisting of Caitlin Barlow (Ms. Cannon), Katy Colloton (Ms. Snap), Cate Freedman (Ms. Feldman), Kate Lambert (Ms. Watson), Katie O’Brien (Ms. Bennigan) and Kathryn Renée Thomas (Mrs. Adler). The Katydids write, star and executive produce the series.
Teachers revolves around six elementary school teachers who are trying to mold the minds and lives of America's youth, even though they really don't seem to have their own lives together at all. Last season, Variety hailed the cast, stating, “in terms of acing the midterm, the Katydids have indeed done it,” while Bustle said “the female-driven sitcom is hilarious, insightful, and totally cute.”
Katy Colloton stars as the narcissistic 'Ms. Chelsea Snap.' Colloton received her B.A. in theater and psychology from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. After college, Katy moved to Chicago, where she performed with the Second City House Ensemble, among others. TimeOut Chicago called her the "breakout" performer at the 2013 Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival. Colloton has developed a TV series for NBC Universal and a feature with Bluegrass Films.
Katie O'Brien plays the naïve and well-intentioned 'Ms. Mary Louise Bennigan' in Teachers. Originally, from Omaha, O'Brien later moved to Chicago, where she performed in comedy and was the youngest cast member in Nora Ephron's, Love, Loss and What I Wore with Broadway in Chicago. O'Brien met and fell in love with her best friends, "The Katydids” while embracing the Chicago improv culture. The group began doing shows, and later created Teachers. O'Brien currently lives in Los Angeles with her fiancé and her dog, aka "her son," Murrie. She is a huge fan of Bruce Springsteen and is perpetually fascinated with Mariah Carey.