katie robinson is a poet, actor, and sexuality educator in the Twin Cities. In her work, she sits with moments of trauma and grief, with hopes that they may find relief in her blackness and her queerness. She graduated from Pitzer College in 2014 with a designed major in Narrative Studies, in which she explored systems of oppression, and the stories of desire and liberation they incite. She was a 2017 participant in the VONA Regional Workshop at the Loft Literary Center, and a 2015 Fellow with the Givens Foundation. She is currently acting in the web series Sweetness of Wild, a love story to the blackness of Minneapolis, and a brainchild of the experimental arts collective, Free Black Dirt. katie wants you to be gentle with yourself, and explore what makes you feel most free.
Gail Estelle is jazzed to be making her Fringe debut as 2! Gail has performed previously with both the Upright Egg Theater Company, and The Haunted Basement.
Outside of acting Gail is a middle school Art teacher, and visual artist.
Niomi is excited to be involved with Gravitational Collapse's cosmic crew for her Minnesota Fringe Festival debut. Her recent performances include (TRYNNA) BE POSITIVE, Audition, Desperate Measures, Rapunzel, New Faces, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Superhero Sanitarium, and The Music Man. As both playwright and actress, she has trained at the University of Richmond, Queen Mary University of London, and the Guthrie Theater. Niomi’s interest in social justice and devised work has deeply influenced her solo performances- including a recent cry against the Dakota Access Pipeline in Love Letter from the Hills, a London based performance. She is thankful for her loving and supportive family, the Playwrights’ Center, enthusiastic sensei Hiroko Mori, and theatre “Oga” Professor Chuck Mike.
Hailey Colwell is a Twin Cities-based writer who also produces and performs. In 2013, she co-founded Theatre Corrobora, a group of young artists who make plays about growing up in the digital age. Her plays include It Always Rained in Paris (Twin Cities Arts Reader Editor's Pick, Minnesota Fringe Festival Encore), Girlhood, and Fig. She is a freelance journalist who contributes to Minnesota Playlist and Minnesota Public Radio's classical music websites. Her personal blog is Des Mots du Monde. She currently works as The Southern Theater's marketing manager.
Danna Sheridan (5) is excited to be performing in MN Fringe for the first time! Danna moved to the Twin Cities three years ago and has been thrilled to live in a community with such a vibrant theater scene. She does improv at ComedySportz and has been seen at HUGE Theater with the group Hot Corner. She served as a stage manager for five years at the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre (Indianapolis, IN), one of the ten largest community theaters in the country. Favorite roles include Catherine in "Proof" at The Theatre Within (Indianapolis) and Wife/Princess/Camel in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre.