Brian received a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Ausburg College. For the past 15 years, he has worked with a plethora of Twin Cities theater companies as an Actor, Fight Choreographer, Scenic Designer, TD Director, Teaching Artist, and Volunteer. He serves as Technical Director for nimbus. This is his second production with The Park Theater Company, previously appearing in TPTC's "Tales of Woe: Edgar Allen Poe" in 2009.
Kelly is very geeked and grateful to be part of this Fringe production. Classically trained in theatre arts and dance performance from Minnesota State University of Moorhead, Kelly has been lucky to have worked for numerous companies around the Twin Cities in the last several years. Companies include: the Guthrie, Theatre Coup d'Etat, Artistry, Fox in a Box Productions, WAR theatre, Candid theatre, Black Market Theatre, as well as many others. She would like to thank you and everyone else that helped her get here. Enjoy the show!
Matthew is co-owner of Shadow Horse Theater, where he helps produce A drinking game MN. Beyond producing, he has been seen on stage most recently as Oberon in Midsummer Nights Dream. He has had the pleasure to entertain audiences with his roles as Bigby from Trainspotting, Lenny in Clive Barker's Crazyface, Mr. Much in American Midget, and the Voice of Raguel in Neil Gaiman's Murder Mystery. He also performs with Last Action Movie, a local improv troupe that has graced the stage around the country and Canada. Along with improvisational theater, he is also part of Masq: A half mask comedy, where he gets to wear masks and entertain with silliness. Matthew has also worked on a number of film projects with Killing Joke Films.
Lt. Robert Maynard
Adri has entertained audiences in over 50 theatrical productions since 1999. He has performed at many local theaters: Hook and Ladder Theater, Crane Theater, Phoenix Theater, Strike Theater, the Capri Theater, and the Rarig Center Theatres where he portrays Lt. Robert Maynard in "Blackbeard's Revenge" as part of the 2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival. Adri is pleased to be working again with his friend and colleague, Paul von Stoetzel.
A cabaret singer based in the Twin Cities, Nichole is thrilled to be playing again in the MN Fringe Festival! She has been seen performing at many well-respected local music venues including: Honey, Jazz Central, Studio 2, Vieux Carre, and the Dakota Jazz Club. This past April, Nichole made her NYC debut at the Duplex in Greenwich Village, and will be making her Chicago debut at Davenport's this September. She is also a published writer and producer, having created and starred in several musical revues at the Bryant Lake Bowl since 2011. She is a member of the Twin Cities Cabaret Artist Network and an alum of the International Cabaret Conference at Yale University. To follow Nichole and sign up for her email updates, check out more information at www.nicholecareysings.com
Currently teaching an after school dance class at Dowling grade school; Board member for Young Dance. Dances at Zenon School and has danced with Young Dance All Abilities Program. Attended a workshop with AXIS Dance Company in California. Served on three disability non-profit boards. Marketing and Fund Raising for NBIA Disorders 2007 - 2011.
In 1997, founded a non-profit organization called Promote Awareness. Promote Awareness' mission is to promote the Abilities of people with disabilities. Graduated from the University of Minnesota with an M. Ed. in Human Resources Development. Has worked with Dance Instructors Gretchen Pick, Justin Jones and Marie Tierney.
Marcus is a young actor, singer and all-round entertainer under the tutelage of talent coordinator, Lee Jordan. He was one of the Rainbow Valley townsfolk in The Park Theater Company’s 2016 production of Finian’s Rainbow.
Erin Green Vita
Erin is pleased to make her Fringe debut with this production of "Blackbeard's Revenge. She has been freelance stage managing across the Twin Cities for the past 7 years most recently with Chameleon Theatre Circle, Lakeshore Payers and Segue Production. Other theatre's she has worked with include: Theatre in the Round, Morris Park Players, and Lyric Arts. She received her BA from Concordia College, Moorhead for Communications and Theatre Arts.
Tim is a sometimes actor...but usually can be found designing and creating sets for various Fringe productions and The Park Theater Company since 2013. Along with his life partner, Robert Yarwood, ... Tim has created Blackbeard's Cabin in the Queen Anne's Revenge from recycled wood found curbside and in dumpsters around town. "Banged-up wood seemed the proper aesthetic for a pirate ship. If the wood fits ... sail it!" Tim said.
Graphic Designer/On-set Photograhper
Richard is a freelance Renaissance artist specializing in video and audio production, graphic design, on-set photography, voice over, web design (Wordpress), email campaigns, and ... screenwriting. He still holds Beast Master status at Killing Joke Films. He has created graphics for The Park Theater Company's production of "Blackbeard's Revenge" that reflect the old adage that "a picture equals a thousand words."
Joel is a native of Brookings, SD. He served in the U.S. Army as a medical specialist before graduating with an English degree from South Dakota State University. He currently works at the American Indian Magnet School in Saint Paul. His stage credits include Theatre in the Round, Shadowhorse, Bloomington Civic, Fortune’s Fool, Footprints Collective, Paul Bunyan Playhouse, Park Square, nimbus, The History Theatre, Freshwater, Workhouse, and Theatre Pro Rata. He has served as a dialect coach for Chameleon and Theatre in the Round and has performed in short as well as feature films.
David has been performing in the Twin Cities since 2001, ranging from musicals to Shakespeare to experimental theatre to dance performances to pure fight shows. He continually trains in Stage Combat, which he performs, choreographs, and teaches. He has recently launched his own weapon rental and maintenance business, Northern Edge Armory. He has specific interest in movement-based theatre, especially with violence: need a choreographer? a few weapons for your soldiers? a training program for your students? Contact David – he can help.
Paul von Stoetzel
Paul is a member of the Shadow Horse Theatre and has directed over 40 short films/music videos and as many plays in the Twin Cities area including working with Hardcover Theater, Gadfly Theatre, Comulent Shakespeare and Urban Samurai. He is very excited to return to the Fringe directing both "The Tragedy of Obi-Wan Kenobi" AND "Blackbeard's Revenge".
Seamus McDonagh is the non de plume of Jim McDonough Jr., Ph.D. He co-founded The Park Theater Company; generated over $75,000 for TPTC’s productions; was TPTC’s Producer of Axel and His Dog (2010), Our Town (2011), The King of the Kosher Grocers (2013), The Illusionist: Shakespeare Reveals All (2013), The Forger’s Apprentice—The Musical (2015); wrote, produced, directed Buffalo Child (2016) and directed and starred as Finian McLonergan in Finian’s Rainbow (2016). His "Blackbeard’s Revenge" is the culmination of over three years of reading and research and weaves together a historical tale which is riddled with more questions than answers. His impetus for the project was the factual information concerning the choice of a life of piracy as a result of the cruelty of the British Navy and the form of egalitarian democracy epitomized by the pirate brotherhood.