Vicky Diaz-Escobar

Production Manager

VICKY DIAZ-ESCOBAR (Production Manager) graduated from TCU with a BFA in Theatre Production and moved to Chicago in 2018. They have been working at The Second City for 5 years lighting sketch and improv shows as a Stage Manager. During the day, Vicky works at a tech company building customizations for an HR tool called Alex, a quirky character who helps employees choose their benefits. In their spare time, Vicky enjoys spending time at Lake Michigan with friends and hanging out with their cats. They are very excited to join fellow TCU artists and Chicagoans for Pleading Infinity! You can reach Vicky at

Jon Barnes

Bob Donovan

JON BARNES (Bob Donovan) is an actor, filmmaker and content creator whose previous credits with The Annoyance Theatre includes Uncle Eli in ‘It’s Christmas, Goddamit,’ Arno in ‘Uncut Gems the Musical,’ and Sam Seaborn in ‘The Unauthorized West Wing Musical.’ After receiving his BFA in Theatre with an emphasis in Acting from TCU, Jon moved to Chicago to attend The Second City’s Harold Ramis Film School. You can follow what Jon is up to on TikTok: @iheartjonbarnes. You can reach Jon at

T.J. Walsh

Playwright, Director

T.J. WALSH (playwright, director) is a playwright and director living in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. He is a Professor of Theatre History at TCU and for ten years was the Artistic Director of the Trinity Shakespeare Festival, a professional equity theatre in Fort Worth, Texas. He is the author of the book Playwrights and Power: The Making of the Dramatists Guild (Smith & Kraus). He is the recipient of four Dallas-Fort Worth Theater Critics Forum awards for Outstanding Direction. His research interests are in the history and theory of authorship. He has an MFA in Playwriting and a Ph.D. in Theatre History and Criticism from the University of Texas at Austin where he studied with Oscar Brockett. You can visit his website at or reach T.J. at