Meet the Casts! ✨
Shayna and Tracey
Shayna and Tracey have been friends since the 8th grade – that’s over 25 years. After college, they each moved to separate coasts for a decade. They were reunited when they decided to leave big city life and settle down with their families in Denver, Colorado and Facebook told them their daughters are 3 weeks apart. After several play dates, some more childbirth, some unsuccessful pumping, and the overwhelming nature of mommy community boards, The Pump and Dump Show was born.
SHAYNA FERM trained as an actor in Chicago before building her comedy career in NYC in alternative stand up rooms and by producing, writing and performing in the sketch scene. Her music comedy developed into a full band act in 2008 when her first album, “Blonde,” was released and “Shayna Ferm and the Upper Deckers” began playing all over the city at hot spots like Mercury Lounge, Moonwork and Piano’s. Shayna has been on CBS, NBC, CNN, Comedy Central, both Law and Order and Law and Order SVU, numerous national commercials and she was nominated 3 years in a row for an ECNY award for emerging comics in NYC. She moved to Denver in 2012 and now has a house, 2 kids and a dog – weird.
TRACEY TEE spent her early adulthood acting in Denver and LA, while studying improv comedy and freelance writing. Eventually her family’s entrepreneurial roots got the better of her and she parlayed her relationships within LA’s growing art and design community into what would eventually become three large-scale gifting ecommerce websites. During that time Tracey continued to write funny stuff for LA.com, Ideal Bite, ThisNext, 5280 Magazine in addition to copy writing for companies. After the birth of her daughter, Tracey sold her companies and moved into small business consulting with a focus on merchandising, marketing & social media, PR, and creative brand development.A Denver native, Tracey lives in a quaint South Denver neighborhood devoid of hipsters with her daughter, husband and two dogs. She does not own a Subaru.
Angela and Molly
Chicago native ANGELA PEEL cultivated her craft in the arts at Chicago’s Sherwood Conservatory of Music studying classical voice. She appeared as a Top 30 and Wild Card contestant on Fox's American Idol and went on to be featured in a national spot for Coca Cola along with her self released single “No More”.
Angela is an alum of The Lion King Broadway National Tour as Nala. Regional theater includes "Ragtime" (Marriott Theater), “Little Shop of Horrors” (McCoy Rigby Performing Arts Center), “Sammy: A Musical” (Debbie Allen Dance Academy), “The Playground” (The Complex Theater), "For Colored Girls" (Court Theater) and "Masterclass" (Time Line Theater). Angela co-starred on NBC's Chicago Fire and looks forward to the upcoming releases of two feature films "Imago" and "The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain". She is beyond excited to be joining The Pump & Dump Show and gives special thanks to her dear fiancé for her comedic timing!
MOLLY KIRK is an actor and musician known for her work as lead singer of the Bluewater Kings Band and most recently landing a co-starring role on an episode of Chicago Fire. She has also starred in national campaigns for Kellogg’s, Land O’ Frost, Whirlpool, and American Standard to name a few. Kirk received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre at Drake University where she played roles such as Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire and Lil Bit in How I Learned to Drive and Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet. Most recently, she received a Master of Arts in Community Counseling from Northeastern Illinois University. Her most important roles to date are “Mama” to Griffin, her 4 year old son and partner and muse to her musician husband, Bob.
Jill and Amy
(West Coast Cast)
JILL BARTLETT is an actress, improviser, writer, and voice over artist who studied at the famed Second City and Improv Olympic in her hometown of Chicago, before moving to Los Angeles. Jill can be seen recurring as Tig Notaro’s love interest streaming on Amazon’s ONE MISSISSIPPI which is being produced by Tig Notaro and Diablo Cody. Jill is also currently recurring in the animated show AMPHIBIA for Disney, and recently booked guest starring roles on GOLIATH and LIFE IN PIECES. Last year Jill was on ABC’s ½-hour single camera comedy pilot CHUNK & BEAN where she played an erotically charged housewife. Jill was also recently a series regular on Yahoo's "Sin City Saints" with Malin Ackerman and played the female leads on Comedy Central's "American Body Shop" with Nick Offerman and Adult Swim's "Let's Do This" with Bob Odenkirk. She has also appeared in Adult Swim's "Newsreaders," NBC's "Las Vegas," and the feature film "Demoted" opposite David Cross. She can hardly contain her excitement (or her breast milk) to be cast in the West Coast tour of Pump and Dump and has finally reached the pinnacle where life imitates art! She wants to thank her husband Mike and baby Arlo for letting her run away from home once in awhile to do this show!
AMY ALBERT toured the US and UK with her award winning one woman show, Delilah Dix-America's Showgirl. Winner on the 2015 LA Webfest for her webseries, Assistance for Best Writing in a Comedy Series and Best Comedy Series. Amy has also appeared in over 30 national commercials, voiced a bunch of cartoons and done sketch bits on late night talk shows.