Kathleen Puls Andrade is a professional actor, improviser, voice-over artist, and writer for fifteen years, with numerous voice-over and on-camera credits to her name. She and her writing partner, Andy Eninger, have been named semi-finalists for the Page International Screenwriting Awards and are in the Top 100 of Emerging Screenwriters for their original sitcom pilot, Fertile Ground. Her original solo comedy Journey to the Center of the Uterus™: Adventures Infertility!, a poignant comedy based on her own roller coaster experiences with infertility, premiered in Chicago and was featured on the PBS special Health Secrets: What Every Woman Should Know hosted by Paula Zahn. Kathleen also created an original audio blog, Journey to the Center of the Uterus™, especially for FertilityAuthority.com.
She is the producing director of the SCTC Original Sitcom Contest in the Spring and SCTC Comedy Screenplay Contest in the Fall for the Second City Training Center in Chicago. The contests drew almost 400 new sitcom and screenplay scripts from all over the world in its first year. They’ll continue to grow and expand each year.
Kathleen created and currently teaches the Beginning Voice-Over for Improvisers and Advanced Voice-Over programs at the Second City Training Center, Chicago. The program uses improvisation as a tool to making creative decisions on the spot. She also teaches workshops such as Pitch Your Project as well as The Voice Actor’s Bootcamp, for Second City Training Center, Chicago.
Currently, Kathleen can be seen in Mrs. O’Brien’s Guide to the Golden Rule!, the hilarious sequel to Late Nite Catechism, and Bible Bingo, a hysterically scripted/improvised Bingo Game based on Catholic bingo halls that every church seems to have. She appears at the Royal George Theatre in Chicago and all over the U.S and Canada.
For over a decade, Kathleen worked with the Chicago Comedy Company, writing and performing original sketch and improv for corporations and colleges around the country. In addition to having a “Masters” in comedy from Second City, The Annoyance and IO, she has also taught improvisation at The Second City, along with improv and voice-over workshops at Baylor University, U of I, In Forte (among others) and has taught voiceover at Bosco Productions in Chicago where she used improvisation as a tool to help with the creative process.
Kathleen is also the creator and producer of the Funny Women Fest, which showcased the talents of women as educators, performers, writers and producers of comedy and improvisation, and the festival attracted women from all over the world.
She has served on the advisory board of the Chicago Comedy Film Festival, which runs in Chicago every Fall. Kathleen is represented exclusively by Big Mouth Talent, (Chicago) for On Camera, NV Talent (Chicago) for Voice-over.
She loves Chicago style pizza and the White Sox. But, overall, it's safe to say she’s a Chicago fan.