Lekker has been a BIG mainstage troupe since 2009; not ones to rest on their laurels, Lekker constantly challenges themselves to try new formats and find new connections with their audiences. Their strength is in the emotions; their performances are mainly relationship-driven, and they strive to find human moments in the most ridiculous of situations.
Jessica Henkin serves as a Special Education Lead with the Baltimore City Public School Early Learning Programs. She’s passionate about her family, autism education, Baltimore City, keeping her house clean, finding most things funny—and, getting people to tell stories for The Stoop Storytelling Series. She joined the Baltimore Improv Group in 2005, after studying in New York City with the Upright Citizens Brigade. She really likes telling people about how she lived in New York City and studied with the Upright Citizens Brigade.
Prescott Gaylord is the former Artistic Director of the Baltimore Improv Group, and creator of ‘Unscripted – an improvised play in two acts,’ a show that has enjoyed 3 sold out runs in Baltimore over the past 3 years. He has directed large and small scale improvised projects in Baltimore and other cities including ‘The Movement’ (with The Collective), ‘Skinesthesia’, Improvised Burlesque (with Gilded Lily Burlesque), ‘Secrets’ (with various actors), ‘A Graveyard Bride,’ and Political Improv (with KAL). He currently performs with Lekker and Evan the Loyal, and coaches projects and classes with the Baltimore Improv Group. He has performed in and directed shows in improv festivals in Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Austin, New York, and Chicago.
Roy has had the pleasure of performing with his friends in Lekker for several years now. Previously he has performed with BIG troupes, Moving Walkways, Ice Cream Social and Six Figures. He has guest directed several troupes, taught multiple classes and presented improv workshops for businesses and institutions around the US. Roy has performed around the US and was the founder of several college improvisational troupes.
Ti Coleman got her improv start taking classes at Washington Improv Theatre (WIT), and hasn’t looked back since. After bouncing around a few indie troupes, she auditioned with BIG and got in (the second time). Ti is a member of Plan B and special project Minority Re’port.