Justin is a Minneapolis transplant originally from Ohio. Justin has been acting his whole life and has a degree in theater from Bowling Green State University. This is Justin's third year in the Fringe and is excited to be a part of this show. You can also see Justin perform improv with Comedysportz and Jesters Comedy Improv.
Set and Prop Design
Mallory Dillon studied architecture at North Dakota State University where she also had her first set design opportunity with Little Country Theatre’s Proof. Other work as a designer includes: The Heidi Chronicles, The Grand Tarot, To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (Stella Adler Studio of Acting), Sympathetic Magic (Ailanthus Theatre Company), and The Nina Variations (Mutiny Productions). Mallory is excited to be part of Minnesota Fringe again after designing the set for Promiscuous Fiction in 2013.
Sean Dillon is a native of Fargo who came to Minneapolis by way of New York, where he studied at NYU and the Stella Adler Studio. Both here and there, he has performed and directed with a variety of companies. Locally, he has performed with the History Theater, Actors Theater of Minnesota, the Minnesota Science Museum, Savage Umbrella, and the Playwrights Center. The Last Bombardment is his third writing/directing with Oncoming Productions here in Minnesota, following 2015's The Deep Dark and 2013's Promiscuous Fiction. He also teaches and performed long-form improvisation, primarily at HUGE Theater.
Emily Dussault is a local actor and singer. She has appeared onstage with many Twin Cities theatre companies, including Savage Umbrella, Transatlantic Love Affair, Artistry, Theatre Pro Rata, and Workhaus Collective. In addition to performing live, Emily is a co-host of the podcast Hypotheticast. She is a huge fan of the horror genre, and is thrilled to be making her first foray into horror theatre with this piece.
Becky Wilkinson Hauser is originally from Minnesota and landed happily back in Minneapolis after studying at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin and living in Chicago, Illinois. While in Chicago she discovered long-form improv and trained at The Second City and iO. She is known locally as a member of the three-human improv and sketch comedy trio, Ladyfriend. She also can be seen at HUGE Theater in groups such as Attenborough, The Truth and Nimblicity. The Last Bombardment is her first project with Oncoming Productions and second in the Minnesota Fringe Festival.
Stage Manager/Sound Design
Bryce Kalal is returning to Oncoming Productions as Sound Designer and Stage Manager for the second time, following 2015's The Deep Dark. With a degree in audio production, a career in commercial videography, a lifelong passion for making music, a novel trilogy on the way, and more drawings than he can count, his devotion to the arts is unending. Currently, you can see him on the stage in Ka-Baam!! The Improvised Comic Book (Saturdays in July & August at Huge Theater), and you can hear his original music at www.midnightnotion.com.
Jay Kistler was born and raised in South Carolina. He got his BA at Winthrop University in theatre and decided that's as far as his education would go. He moved to MN to go pro in banking. He primarily works with Dangerous Productions, whose show SKIN will be at this year's Twin Cities Horror Festival. He's also a writer for MN Tonight and a freelance improviser. Ask him to join your team. Hey, you should also see his friends in Sheep Theater do Pinocchio at Mixed Blood. Hooray!
Thalia Bea Kostman grew up in Paris and returned there to study mime and corporeal theatre. She loves all clowning, puppetry, and other weird forms of performance. In the Twin Cities she has performed with companies like Mixed Blood Theater, Red Eye, Theatre in the Round, and Mad Munchkin Productions. She has produced two shows in the MN Fringe: Cecilies '12, and Strangetalk '13, and is pumped to be Fringing again in The Last Bombardment.
This is Erik Nielsen’s second show with Oncoming Productions, following The Deep Dark at the 2015 Twin Cities Horror Fest, and his second show at Fringe after Emily Schmidt Productions 2014 Sole Mates—An Almost Romantic Comedy. He regularly performs Long-form improv comedy at Huge Theater, though is more than a little excited to trade laughs for scares this Summer at Fringe.
Erik Ostrom is frequently surprised to find he is a musician, composer, improviser and tech. Current and upcoming projects include The Local Music Scene, Late Nights Minneapolis, Interludes (this fall at HUGE Theater), and his band, The Telltale Signs. This is his first Fringe show! How exciting!
Victoria Pyan is a native Minnesotan. Locally she's performed with Frank Theatre, Freshwater Theatre, Theatre Pro Rata, Theatre Cosmic, Delve Theatre, Mission Theatre Co, Theatre Unbound, Pioneer Place, and Maximum Verbosity. This is her second show with Oncoming Productions. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Morris and the University College of Dublin. She's a founding member of Little Lifeboats.
Rob Ward is an actor, deviser, physical theater artist, and improviser. He has worked with several companies in the Twin Cities including Upright Egg, Shadow Horse Theater, Actors Theater MN, Erin Sheppard Presents, and Apostasia Productions. Rob has also featured in several episodes of the FunWitFunny Show and is a founding member of the improv group Reservoir Frogs. This year's Fringe, Rob is also performing in 'Full Metal Rabbit' and 'Be Your Selfie.'
Meghan Wolff is a Minneapolis improviser who can most often be found performing with ComedySportz, improvising Jane Austen with Manners & Misconduct, or improvising Shakespeare with Juliet & Juliet. She's also one-half of the podcast and YouTube channel Magic the Amateuring.
Author of the Short Story
Kenneth Schneyer’s short fiction appears in Lightspeed Magazine, Strange Horizons, Analog Science Fiction & Fact, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Uncanny Magazine, the Clockwork Phoenix anthologies, Escape Pod, Podcastle, Pseudopod, and elsewhere. He received nominations for both the Nebula and Sturgeon Awards for his 2013 short story, “Selected Program Notes from the Retrospective Exhibition of Theresa Rosenberg Latimer”. Stillpoint Digital Press released his first collection, The Law & the Heart, in 2014. By day he teaches legal studies and literature at Johnson & Wales University. Born in Detroit, he now lives in Rhode Island with one singer, one dancer, and one actor.