Playwright/ Evalyn Morand
Abby Day graduated from the University of Northwestern-St. Paul in May of 2016. Recent on stage work includes: Female Lead in "39 Steps" at Chameleon Theatre Circle; Jill in "A Nice Family Christmas" at St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre; Petra in "Romeo and Juliet" at Theatre in the Round; and Celia in "As You Like It" at University of Northwestern St. Paul. Playwright work includes: "On the Border of Freedom" at the Eighth Annual Bathrobes Drama Christmas Festival, collaborator in Theatre On Purpose's "The Lonely Hour" and Theatre on Purpose's "The Game."
"Thank you to all the creators and collaborators who had a hand in this theatrical soup. It's rare to be able to create theatre with a group of humans you have so much faith in, and love as deeply as I love these artists and friends. I would also like to thank coffee for its ever present warmth and companionship. Praise the Lord for coffee and friends. Soli Deo Gloria."
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Tony Potts is from Fargo, ND. Most recently, he performed the role of Fredrik Egerman in A Little Night Music at the University of North Texas. With the Miami Music Festival he has performed the roles of Marcello in La Bohème, Mr. Gedge in Britten’s Albert Herring, and the father in Hansel and Gretel. His stage roles have included Fagin in Oliver!, Koko in The Mikado, The Watchman, Umpire, and Manager in The Mighty Casey, Curly in Oklahoma!, and Harold Hill in Music Man. Recently, he competed in the finals of The Lotte Lenya Competition. This summer he is playing the role of Seymour Castel in the original play Lettres et Café by Abby Day. Tony is a first year Master’s student at UNT and studies voice with Stephen Morscheck.
Gabriella is delighted to once again perform alongside some of her dearest college buddies and also to be typecast as an eccentric old woman. She most recently toured in Henry V with Cromulent Shakespeare Company and before that played one of three Narrators in Morris Park Player’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Other credits include Artistry, Lyric Arts, Bunce Backyard Productions, MVCT, and the University of Northwestern-St. Paul theatre program where she performed in Sense and Sensibility (Elinor Dashwood), As You Like It (Phoebe), and The Phantom of the Opera (Meg). “Thank you family and friends for your support and encouragement, and Jesus Christ for your inexhaustible provision and love.” 2 Corinthians 3:3
Falicia is ecstatic to perform with such a talented cast and production team! Her most recent roles include: The Witch in Into the Woods at University of Northwestern, Crystal in Little Shop of Horrors at Artistry and The North Wind in East of the Sun with Seven Spells Productions. Since beginning theater in 2005 she has been in over 30 shows. She is studying Theatre and Psychology and is currently the Props Master at The University of Northwestern. Soli Deo Gloria.
University of Northwestern: Messenger, Antigone; Katie Nanna/Statue/Raggedy Ann Doll/Chimney Sweep/Ensemble, Mary Poppins; Becky, The Ups and Downs of Christmas; Snow White, Into The Woods; Rosalind, As You Like It; Miss Grey/Woman 1, Sense and Sensibility; Red, Silent Nighthawks; Nurse/Chorus, The Phantom of the Opera. Legacy Christian Academy: Frenchy, Grease; Mary Warren, The Crucible; Hodel, Fiddler on the Roof; Ophelia, Hamlet; Sarah, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers; Elizabeth Bennet, Pride and Prejudice; Belle, Beauty and the Beast.
"We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other's happiness, not by each other's misery."
Sylvester Leblanc IV
While actively keeping his eye open for the any way to get into Narnia, Dawson passes his time as a University of Northwestern—St. Paul theatre graduate by chasing his dreams one wing-beat at a time. With the future open and limitless, Dawson enjoys the satisfaction of scheduling events and activities and the thrill of adapting when they inevitably fall apart. He enjoys chatting with the colorful characters who saunter into his overnight shifts at Super America, listening to the wise old wizard who works at the pipe store, making movies with his sister (and anyone else who has the patience to mess with all the stuff that goes on behind the camera) reading, writing, acting, and escaping the cities to quieter places as often as possible. He is thrilled to join his friends as they bring their creativity, passion, and skill to life on stage in Lettres et Café at the MN Fringe Festival.
Recent stage work includes: The Minnesota One Minute Play Festival; Haemon in "Antigone" at the University of Northwestern; Colonel Brandon in "Sense and Sensibility"; Narrator in "Into the Woods" and Andre in "Is He Dead. Recent Film work includes leads in "Motion" (Won Best Actor at the UNW Five16 Film Festival); "Rhodes" (Best Actor Nominee at UNW Five16 Film Festival); and his personal favorite, "The Misadventures of Sheevster and Murfo: Manic on Minos!" directed by Dan McLaughlin, a Top 25 Finalist for the official Star Wars Fan Film Awards.
Allison is a 2nd grade teacher in the St. Paul area. She has been a dancer since the age of three and has been involved in theatre in both high school and college. She graduated from University of Northwestern and participated in theatre during her time there. Some of her favorite dancing and acting experience include The Pajama Game (dancer), West Side Story (Velma), You Can't Take It With You (Alice), Oklahoma (dancer), Romeo and Juliet (Juliet), Anatomy of Gray (Belva), Midsummer Nights Dream (Titania). She is excited to be a part of this fantastic show and is honored to work with a wonderful cast and crew. She would like to thank her husband, friends, and family for all of their support.
University of Northwestern: Robertson Ay, Mary Poppins; Allan, The Raft of the Medusa. Elsewhere: Gomez Addams, The Addams Family Musical; Mark, All in the Timing; Charlemagne, Pippin. “This opportunity came my way via a chance meeting at a coffee shop with our stage manager, Jeremiah Thiessen. As a combination of two of my favorite things (coffee and theatre), Lettres et Café is a creation that I am incredibly thankful to play a part in. Special thanks to my encouraging family and inspiring friends, and to all the individuals who made this show happen. All the glory to God for art and coffee.”