Shalee Coleman is an early career director/choreographer in the twin cities who specializes in working with visionary playwrights and performers to assist them in realizing their work. Shalee has previous directed with 20% Theatre Company, Freshwater Theatre Company, Uprising Theatre Company, Gadfly Theatre Company, Theatre Unbound, and has assistant directed with Walking Shadow. She is delighted to be back to the MN Fringe, directing for the 3rd year in a row. For more MN Fringe fun, check out Shalee's Play-dot Productions show: Mayor Lear of Townsville at Intermedia Arts!
Kelly Glader recently found out she likes to do theatre stuff after having so much frickin fun putting on The Final Tubby Bye-Bye with her friends last year. She's a graduate of Hamline University ('12), a writer, artist, collaborator, sometimes model, often times audience member, and loves giving her time and money to Pro-Choice Resources and Planned Parenthood. She is a hardcore feminist but her guilty pleasure is watching The Bachelorette. Follow her and her cat's mostly boring life @wednesday.cat.jpeg.
Siri Hammond is an actor, mover and singer who is thrilled to be back at the Fringe this year after a very long hiatus. She was last seen at the Minnesota Fringe in 2010 in the well-received Grind: A Coffee-Shop, Comic-Book Musical. She graduated from St. Olaf College in 2013 with a B.A. in Theater and many credits in Dance and French. Since arriving in the Twin Cities, she has appeared with Artistry (The Secret Garden, The Baker's Wife, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Phantom, Carousel), Paul Bunyan Playhouse (Leaving Iowa), Gadfly Theatre Productions (Final Frontier Festival: Fairy Tale Edition), Mission Theater Company (Van Winkle: A Folk Musical), and Theatre in the Round Players (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie). Upcoming Productions: Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream with Zephyr Theatre in Stillwater.
Pauline Johnson is an improv, sketch actress, comedian in the Twin cities. She is a U oM twin cities graduate with a BA in theater. You can find her sketch comedy on Facebook Pauline G. Comedy or Instagram @Powleen13 !
Paris is a poet, librarian, and gumball connoisseur. MNEMOSYNE is his love letter to mythology, science fiction, and nonlinear narratives. Paris also likes infinite diversity in infinite combinations, obscure Star Trek references, and the number three.
Beckett is a Twin Cities performance artist who has acted and directed for a variety of shows, most notably in productions with 20% Theatre Company. When they are not onstage, they are also an arts educator. They are delighted to be acting in two pieces for Fringe this year and to be rejoining the team from last year's "The Final Tubby Bye-Bye."
Suzi Love holds a BA in Theatre Arts from the U of M (2014), and is a theatre performance artist and educator. Their previous
works include writing for and performing in The Naked I, If We Were Birds (Philomela) Slut (Bed), and Q-STAGE 2017.
Check out Suzi Love and Beckett Love (real life couple) tackle relationships, time warps, and ghosts in "_____", playing at the Jungle Theatre: 8/3 @8:30, 8/6 @10, 8/7 @7, 8/11 @7, 8/13 @1.
Hillary is an artist and creative collaborator from Des Moines, Iowa. She graduated from Hamline University in 2013 with a degree in Studio Arts & Theatre Arts. Hillary is a fine art photographer, graphic designer and theatre artist, both on and off stage. She is currently the Marketing & Box Office Manager at the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre in downtown Minneapolis. This is Hillary's third year participating in the Minnesota Fringe Festival. She most recently starred in "The Final Tubby Bye-Bye" and Galdfly Theatre's production of "Slut." Hillary likes to grow things in the dirt.
Eric Siegel would like to pet your dog. He would also like you to know he is 26 years old, a graduate of Hamline University and is not proficient at using the Oxford comma. This will be Eric’s 2nd year participating in the Fringe festival as both a performer and a writer. Eric spends too much time on Twitter, is generally wary of people who do not eat pickles and aspires to one day be seated on the Iron Throne, his birthright. He would like to thank his friends and family for their continued support of his misfit lifestyle.
Choreographer Taja Will is a queer, Latina artist. Her body of work includes multi-dimensional contemporary performance and holistic therapy. These two parallel worlds come together in her artistic work through modalities of somatic movement and structured improvisation. Will’s aesthetic is one of spontaneity, bold choice making, sonic and kinetic partnership and the ability to move in relationship to risk and intimacy.
'She's after connection. Looking at Will is like opening the door to a fire: she glows' Lightsey Darst for MN Artists
Will’s work has been presented throughout the Twin Cities and across the United States. Including local performances recently at the Walker Art Center Choreographer’s Evening, the Red Eye Theater’s New Works 4 Weeks, the Radical Recess series and Late Nite at the Pillsbury House Theater. Will has been named ‘One to watch, one to embrace’ as the Keeper Award recipient in 2010 from Metro Magazine, she received a 2011 Sage Award nomination, named a highlight of the 2014 dance season by the Star Tribune for her role in Off Leash Area’s Maggie’s Brain and was recently a featured artist in Lavender Magazine’s ‘Choreographers that Move Us’. Will received the Right Here Showcase commission, Jerome Travel Study Award and Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant for her most recent solo work Bruja // Fugitive Majesty. Her futuristic trio Gospels of Oblivion just received a Catalyst commission from Intermedia Arts and will perform in May 2018.
In addition to her own work Will has collaborated and dance with Rosy Simas Danse, Aniccha Arts (Pramila Vasudevan), Deborah Jinza Thayer, Off Leash Area, Vanessa Voskuil, Body Cartography Project and others. Will maintains a private healing practice blending modalities of healing justice work with developmental psychotherapy and somatic bodywork.