Morgan Holmes has a background in exploring religious identities on stage. She is interested in using theater as a tool for social justice, to foster empathy and build community. She engages with theater as a writer, director, stage manager and theater administrator.
Erika Levy has a background in arts management, both as an administrator and a box office manager. She is interested in the intersection of race and faith, and how people find community while navigating questions of identity.
Fernanda Badeo started studying and performing theatre in Brazil since 2003. She has performed in various plays at Minnesota State University Moorhead, while getting a Bachelor of Arts there. In the Twin Cities she has worked with Uprising Theatre Company and Cromulent Shakespeare. This is her first time performing at the Fringe Festival.
Ricardo Beaird is an actor, teaching artist, and local cheese curd enthusiast from Nashville, TN. You might have caught him in shows with Theatre Latte Da, Pangea World Theatre, Yellow Tree Theatre, or Park Square Theatre. If you haven’t, hakuna matata! Ricardo is thrilled to be fringing this year and to share the room with such talented artist. Special thanks to Bentley the beagle, Ricardo’s friends and family, and Beyoncé for being an endless fountain of support and love.
Gabrielle is thrilled to be joining Perspectives Theater for the 2017 Fringe Festival! She is a recent graduate of St. Olaf College where she earned degrees in Dance and Theatre. A South Minneapolis native, she has had the opportunity to work in the Twin Cities as a performer, choreographer and director. Her work has been featured at St. Olaf College, Artistry, Guthrie Theater and Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. She was most recently seen as Rosalia in the Ordway’s production of West Side Story. Other favorite credits include: St. Olaf College: In The Heights, Cabaret, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Artistry: The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas, Oklahoma!; Guthrie: South Pacific, A Christmas Carol. NEXT UP: Gabrielle will be heading back at the Guthrie this fall to join the company of Romeo & Juliet.
Izzy Burger Welsh
Izzy Burger Welsh is a recent transplant to the North Star State and could not be more thrilled to be making her Twin Cities debut with the cast and crew of STRANGER. An award-winning stage actress and comic from North Carolina, she also has also lent her voice to several popular anime titles and been seen in regional spots around the southeast for everything from dry cleaners to the N.C. Poultry Council. Favorite past roles include Betty Rizzo in Grease, Jenny Diver in The Threepenny Opera, and Launcelot Gobbo in The Merchant of Venice. She has been making music as long as she can remember and was a founding member of the Kakalakalayuans. Special thanks go to the production team for this opportunity and to her amazing husband, Richard.