Emily is an actor and teaching artist. She is the artistic director of the Chicago Avenue Project at Pillsbury House Theatre and works in the Neighborhood Bridges program at Children's Theater Company. Her work has been seen with companies like CTC, Open Eye Figure Theatre, Frank Theatre, Pillsbury House Theatre, Live Action Set, Intermedia Arts, La Jolla Playhouse, Florida Stage, and various others. She studied clown with Pierre Byeland in Switzerland.
Logan is the artistic director of Shakespearean Youth Theatre, and he has performed locally with Frank Theatre, Girl Friday Productions, and Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company. Previously, Logan has also acted with English Theatre Berlin, and has worked as Theatre Coordinator for New York University's Berlin campus. Logan is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
This is Sarah’s third production with Collective Unconscious Performance, and sixth collaboration with David Hanzal. Though she has participated in different capacities of the MN Fringe Festival in the past (music director, composer, designer), this is her first time as a performer. Past collaborations outside of MN Fringe include Theatre Undertow Collective’s recent production of Door to Door at the Phoenix Theatre (Assistant Director, Costumer), Theatre Coup d’Etat’s Antigone (Co-Composer, Music Performance, winner of Lavender ’s award for Best Sound Design along with Steven Modena) and the world premiere of My Soul, and Other Broken Things (Playwright) at Metropolitan State University, which was an invited production at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region V, as well as the winner of “Outstanding Production of a New Work” at the national level in Washington, D.C.
Director & Production Designer
David is a theatre director, designer, and adapter based in Minneapolis, MN, and is currently the artistic director of Collective Unconscious Performance (http://www.collectiveunconsciousperformance.com/). He has assisted directors at the Guthrie Theater, Children’s Theatre Company, and the Jungle Theater, and he has directed, designed, or taught at Pillsbury House Theatre, Bedlam Theatre, Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater, Filament Theatre, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul Academy, White Bear Lake Area High School, Stages Theatre Company, Shakespearean Youth Theatre, and Youth Performance Company. David completed his Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Directing at the University of Iowa, where he regularly developed and directed premieres of new plays and devised work with writers from the nationally-recognized Iowa Playwrights’ Workshop. He has intensively trained with Anne Bogart and the SITI Company, Kari Margolis and the Margolis Brown Adaptors Company, Czech master puppeteer Miroslav Trejtnar, and the Wesley Balk Opera/Music-Theater Institute. For more information on David, visit: https://davidhanzaltheatre.carbonmade.com/
Emily is a Virginia born, Brooklyn-based writer. Her plays include Hideous Progeny (produced by LiveWire, Holland Productions and North Park College), For the Falls, Still Quiet, and Pocketful of Sand (winner of the 2016 Activate Midwest New Play Award). She is a two-time winner of Theater Masters National Play Competition, and a finalist for the City Theatre National Award, the Heideman Award and 2017 Emerald Prize. Emily has worked around the country with companies including The Lark, Sideshow Theatre, The Alliance, NNPN, LiveWire Theatre, Filament Theatre, Available Light, The Trip, NJ Rep, Collective Unconscious, Curious Theatre Company, and TimeLine Theatre. Emily was the 2015-2016 NNPN Playwright-in-Residence with Curious Theatre Company and is an alumni member of TimeLine’s Writer’s Collective and the Alliance Theatre’s Kendeda Group. MFA from University of Iowa’s Playwright’s Workshop.
Sofia Lindgren Galloway
Sofia is a director and educator who has worked with Ten Thousand Things, The Jungle Theatre, Frank Theatre, Little Lifeboats, 20% Theatre, Lyric Arts of Anoka, Stages Theatre Company, Shakespearean Youth Theatre, and Theatre Pro Rata. Sofia graduated with distinction from St. Olaf College with a degree in Theatre, and a minor in Education. She is also the Community Outreach Programs Coordinator at The Bakken Museum. You can find more of Sofia’s work on her website: http://sofialgalloway.wixsite.com/sofiawithanf. This is Sofia’s second production with Collective Unconscious.
Kevin Springer is a sound designer and engineer born and raised in Litchfield, Minnesota. Favorite projects include the sound design for Dutchman and The Owl Answers with Penumbra Theatre and a solo audio performance created from oral history recordings at the former State Hospital in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Upcoming work includes Man of La Mancha with Theater Latté Da and mONSTER with Swandive Theatre.
Assistant Production Designer
Eva is a writer and designer from Iowa City, Iowa. She has a BFA in Metal Arts from the University of Iowa, with minors in Theatre and English. Her plays have been performed in Minneapolis, New York City, Sydney, Cape Town, and several cities in Iowa. She was the winner of the 2013 International Student Playwright Award from the National Student Drama theatre in Scarborough, England, and she was a presenting playwright at the 2015 Women Playwright’s International Conference in Cape Town, South Africa. She has worked as a costume designer, props designer, set designer, scenic painter, children’s theater director, metalworker, muralist, and commission artist. She moved to Minneapolis last September, and has spent the last several months working to get involved in the Twin Cities’ vibrant theatre scene.
Leif has performed with Red Bird Theatre, Children’s Theatre Company, Frank Theatre, Minnesota Dance Theatre, Loudmouth Collective, Walking Shadow Theatre Company, Paul Bunyan Playhouse, Workhaus Collective, Wayward Theatre, Red Eye, Ten Thousand Things, and 15 Head. He studied Viewpoints and Suzuki at the SITI Company’s Summer Intensive in Saratoga Springs. Leif is also a Teaching Artist with CTC’s Neighborhood Bridges and Early Bridges Program.