About Minnesota Fringe

There is one big thing that makes Fringe different from any other event in town: All the shows you'll see at Fringe were selected randomly by lottery.

Yep. That's right. Each year the lineup is crafted by placing numbered ping-pong balls into a bingo cage and drawing them out, one by one. From stage veterans to people who are brand new to theater, Minnesota Fringe is a forum for anyone with a story to tell. We also provide the necessary support to make producing a show as easy as possible, regardless of where you land on the artistic spectrum.

Anyone (yes, anyone) can apply to have a show in the festival. If you'd like to have a show in our next festival, applications will go live in November here on our website. Sign up for our newsletter to receive a reminder as well as information about other theater events happening around town.

The mission of the Minnesota Fringe is to promote creative freedom and diversity of artistic expression by linking adventurous artists with adventurous audiences. Thank you for joining in this adventure!

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Showtimes

Shows start and end on time at Fringe. With 850 performances of 167 shows in just 11 days, we have to run a tight schedule to avoid descending into chaos. Performances are no more than 60 minutes long with a half hour between each show.

On weekdays shows begin at 5:30pm, 7pm, 8:30pm and 10pm. On weekends there are additional shows at 1pm, 2:30pm and 4pm.

Late seating: There is NO LATE SEATING at Minnesota Fringe. In addition to keeping our schedule, late seating is a safety issue for artists and audiences.

Safety for artists: Some of our theaters require that patrons walk across parts of the stage to reach the seating area, and many of our production companies’ stage work encompasses entrances and exits from the house.

Safety for audiences: Entering a darkened theater, possibly for the first time, and trying to find open seats puts patrons and volunteers at unnecessary risk.

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Fringe Central

Fringe Central, sponsored by Surly Brewing and hosted by Grumpy's Bar & Grill - Downtown, serves as the late-night watering hole for artists, staff, volunteers and audience members alike. Come in after a day full of shows to grab a beer and some bar food. Talk about what you loved and what you didn’t. Meet the artists behind the scenes and actors on the stage. Find out what you should see tomorrow or dream up your own idea for next year. You never know what will happen during Fringe, but dropping by Fringe Central gives you a serious head start.

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What to Wear

Shorts and a t-shirt. Seriously. Also, a pair of comfy shoes will serve you well in case you have to wait in line. Pro tip: Most Fringe shows take place indoors in air-conditioned venues, so having a layer to throw on in case you get chilly is also advisable.

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Choosing a Show

With 850 performances of 167 shows, it's scandalous to see just one. But how to choose the perfect lineup?

Search by genre: You can filter for genres when trying to decide what to see.

Talk to people: It only sounds scary. Just look for the folks in lanyards. Lanyards are worn by Fringe artists and there are at least a thousand of them dying to tell you about their show.

Read and write reviews: See what audiences are raving about on our audience review page, then return the favor and let others know what you thought.

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Get Involved

Fringe isn't just a festival - it's a community, and it couldn't exist without people like you.

Create: Applications for the 2018 festival will go live mid-November on this website. Fringe is open to everyone, all shows are selected by lottery, and you don't even need to have a show ready when you apply.

Attend: Thanks to the new day pass system, attending Fringe is easier and cheaper than ever.

Volunteer: Our 400+ volunteers are near and dear to our hearts and make our festival go, so we shower them with lots of love and complimentary seats! Sign up for a shift now!

Socialize: Join us any night of the festival at our official hangout, Fringe Central sponsored by Surly Brewing and hosted by Grumpy's Bar & Grill - Downtown, for a beer, a burger and maybe even some late-night shenanigans.

Support: Help us create Minnesota's Summer Theater Crawl by donating to or sponsoring our annual festival. Gifts of any size make a large contribution to our ability to meet our mission.

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Box Office Info

Pass + Token = Your Admission

Everyone needs a valid pass to see a show. In addition to your pass, you will receive a token at the venue which guarantees you a seat. Turn in your token to the usher when you enter the theater.

More information about passes and policies here.

Reservations

Optional reservations guarantee a seat for a particular performance and can be purchased online in advance. You must also have a valid to get in. Day passes can be bought online with a reservation to save time, and can be picked up at the venue box office 30 minutes before the performance.

More information about reservations here.

Rules

For everyone's safety, Fringe does not allow late seating or re-admission. Photos and video are prohibited without written permission from the production staff. Fringe cannot provide refunds or exchanges.

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On The Exhale

By Market Garden Theatre
Written by Martín Zimmerman

Playing at U of M Rarig Center Xperimental

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Warnings: Violence, Adult language.

When an act of violence changes her life forever, a liberal college professor finds herself drawn to the very weapon used to perpetrate the crime and to the irresistible feeling of power that it brings.

The creators say this show is appropriate for ages Grown-ups only (18+)

 

Fri, 8/4 @ 8:30pm
 

 

Sun, 8/6 @ 1:00pm
 

 

Tue, 8/8 @ 5:30pm
 

 

Thu, 8/10 @ 8:30pm
 

 

Sat, 8/12 @ 1:00pm
 

* Reservations not required, but a Day Pass is. Find out more below.

Ticket Options

Day Passes are $16 on weekdays; $22 on weekends. Day Passes serve as entry to any show in the festival on a given day. Optional reservations to guarantee a seat for a particular performance are available by clicking the "reserve" button above. Day Passes can be purchased in advance with a reservation or at any venue box office during the festival.

Weekdays 1pm-3pm and Weekends 11am-1pm we'll also open an Alternative Box Office at Fringe Central so you can grab a Day Pass and skip the lines at the venue before the show.

Day Passes for kids 12 and under are available at any box office during the festival just $5 every day.

A 2017 Fringe button isn't required for entry, but it does get you access! Wearing it not only identifies you as a part of a fabulous Fringe community, it also entitles you to special deals at local bars and restaurants and access to reduced ticket prices at various theaters throughout the year. Get your 2017 Fringe button for only $4 at any Fringe preview event or Fringe venue during the festival.

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Read the reviews

Wow! Just Wow!

by Jeanie Johnston on August 15, 2017
This user has reviewed 7 shows

This is the best one person play I have ever experienced. I was kept enthralled from beginning to the end. Congratulations....this is one of my top fringe plays!


Yes, this!

by Sunny Sorenson on August 13, 2017
This user has reviewed 13 shows

This production was a breath of fresh air for the Fringe. Performed to the T by Jane Froiland with simple lighting and nuanced control of mood and tone. Powerful and poignant - I know we are going to be talking about this one for years to come.

1 person found this review helpful


On the exhale

by Duncan Reidar on August 13, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

A well realized character drama, politically confrontational and thrilling.


Exhale

by Thomas Grant on August 13, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

Great show. Wonderful director.


Wonderful

by Liz Larsen on August 13, 2017
This user has reviewed 4 shows

I was so enthralled by this show - I was sitting on the edge of my seat for much of it. Such a weighty topic and done so well. Kudos to everyone involved!


Deeply Personal

by Andrea Berkeland on August 13, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

Impressive show on all fronts. The writing, directing, acting, tech were all well executed. The story itself was sarcastic, sad, charming, dramatic, and most of all, difficult. Very important subject material that left me thinking through the next three shows I saw.


Painfully Real

by Bradley Johnson on August 13, 2017
This user has reviewed 56 shows

Guns and the destruction they can bring hits too close to home for me to the point I wasn't sure if I should see this show. It was well done, but brought up memories and feelings that I prefer not to address. Thankfully, the following show raised my spirits as this show was just too real.


Dangerous to miss!

by Suzi Love on August 12, 2017
This user has reviewed 7 shows

Wow. I am so thankful that I made it into this one. The writing is brilliant, the performance, in one word: captivating. I feel this work is so crucial. It asks Americans to examine our relationship with weapons, and highlights the underrepresented narrative of coping with trauma and loss. I am hoping for an encore!


Oh My!

by Liz Blank on August 11, 2017
This user has reviewed 14 shows

Quite a story and performance! Bravo!


A Gut Punch

by Alex Schumacher on August 11, 2017
This user has reviewed 4 shows

This show is a journey that continues to twist and hurt even after you thought it couldn't possibly have any more twists or hurt left in it. With just an amazing actress, a stunning script, and simple lighting the play will take you places you never thought you would go.

There simply aren't enough characters in this review to give proper praise to Jane Froiland, who embodies the character with such ferocity and truth that you're left wondering how in the world she did it. Made my friends want to start a Jane Froiland fan club, and if you see this show you'll definitely want to join that fan club.

2 people found this review helpful


Disarming

by Haydin Wellens on August 11, 2017
This user has reviewed 4 shows

I've seen my fair share of great one-person plays, so I was prepared to be brought to my knees by the intimate performance. What I was not prepared for was for Ms. Foiland to strip me to the bone on such an emotional journey. #JaneFoilandFanClub


Mesmerizing

by Keith Hovis on August 11, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

As an artist with a show in the Fringe, I tend to shy away from writing reviews, but this show really compelled me to share my thoughts. The show is truly mesmerizing. Jane Froiland is a revelation, holding your attention with ease. The subtle direction and lighting by Lucas Skjaret was top notch. The pacing was spot on, keeping the audience riveted throughout the performance. The hour flew by. I was also blown away by the author's approach to the material. He took a story that has been told many times before and found a fresh, compelling way to present the material. If you can fit this in your schedule, do it.


Dynamite

by Vincent Hannam on August 11, 2017
This user has reviewed 7 shows

Stellar script, direction, lighting, stage management and performance. See it if you can!


See this.

by Alyssa Brooke on August 11, 2017
This user has reviewed 2 shows

Hey guys- let's be honest. One person shows aren't always compelling. They rarely can keep your attention the whole time, and often come across as one-note. But THIS show, this show nailed the one-person drama on the head. Using completely relate-able humor and style, this protagonist reminds you of the kind of person you are, and then the person you secretly are. And then the person you suddenly fear you could become. Stunning performance, would see again. Thank you cast & crew!


Beautiful Writing, Excellently Executed

by Meghan Maddigan on August 11, 2017
This user has reviewed 7 shows

Finally, a play that delivers a powerful impact by focusing on the story and NOT the "message" (Thank you Martin Zimmerman!). Jane Froiland plays a mother encountering extreme grief and loss. Throughout the hour the audience witnesses her battles, her wins, and her losses, and is rooting for her the whole time. Froiland is a force to be reckoned with. I became enthralled in the first 30 seconds, and stayed enthralled throughout the rest of the show. Though the show has dark content, Froiland artfully managed to always find the love and humor where it could be found. A definite fringe MUST SEE. This is storytelling at its finest.


Wow.

by Eric Meininger on August 10, 2017
This user has reviewed 31 shows

A powerful commentary.


Exceeded my (already high) expectations

by Sofia Lindgren Galloway on August 10, 2017
This user has reviewed 9 shows

After the show, a friend asked me how it was.
"Did she cry a lot? The actress?"
"No... that's the unsettling part."
A surprising twist on an important topic- this show will have you on the edge of your set. While the script is a little overwritten, Froiland and Skjret have navigated the language masterfully. While the language is dense, the action unfolds perfectly and keeps the audience thinking long after the lights go out.


Intense and Important

by Clair Anderson on August 9, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

This was spectacular. I had to remind myself to breathe because I was so wrapped up in the story and performance. This show is well worth your time, a relatable yet unexpected perspective on timely subject matter. Congrats on an amazing piece of work. Thank you for sharing your talents.


Wow.

by Edwin Strout on August 9, 2017
This user has reviewed 24 shows

This one-woman show was written by a multiple award winning playwright, and then performed by one the best actors in the Twin Cities. Not to give anything away, the single-story play is split into three acts. The first act is the humorous setup, the second act takes an unexpected dramatic twist, and then the third act goes in a direction that you never expect. Kudos to the actor being able to pull this off believably, and the director who helped her achieve that touchstone.


Great Job

by John Gigrich on August 9, 2017
This user has reviewed 7 shows

It isn't every day you see an actor handle a 50 minute monologue so wonderfully. My only slight quibbles are some pacing issues and believe or not, some of the lighting choices. I'm sure most people won't be notice the lighting, but with the small pacing flaws and some unmotivated lighting choices I'll be the lone dissenter and knock off one star. If we just rated the acting... 5 for sure :-)


The mysterious ways we deal with grief

by Kara Garbe Balcerzak on August 8, 2017
This user has reviewed 7 shows

Jane Froiland is stellar in this one-woman show. The writing is tight and at times lyrical. Despite a tragic subject matter, the storyline advanced at a pace that kept me riveted and left me contemplating the surprising and mysterious ways we deal with unbearable grief.


Pure Storytelling

by Matthew McDonald on August 8, 2017
This user has reviewed 2 shows

On the Exhale was storytelling in one of its purest forms. Using only the lighting of the stage, Jane Froiland led us on an emotional journey through fear, despair, and violence. This first-hand account of dealing with an unimaginable tragedy deftly navigated its politic subject matter by allowing the audience to draw their own conclusions. Froiland did an excellent job pacing this heavy drama, and kept the entirety of the intimate theater captivated for the whole of her 60 minute performance. I highly recommend seeing On the Exhale.

1 person found this review helpful


Well worth every star

by Mickey Anderson on August 8, 2017
This user has reviewed 12 shows

This show is absolutely incredible. The acting talents Jane Froiland combined with the incredible writing of Martín Zimmerman creates for an attention grabbing incredibly performed one woman show about a grieving mother, and the insane but grief striken actions she takes after a tradgey. Amazingly done. By far one of the best shows at Fringe I've seen.


Worth every star!

by Stacy Herron on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 5 shows

While standing in line, I struck up a conversation with two veteran Fringe goers. They had just seen On the Exhale and said they rarely give out "5s". But this show deserved it. So hubby and I went and were blown away by both the script and acting. It was a heavy topic, but I'm glad I saw it and yes it deserves every star. If you have limited time and money in which to spend on the Fringe, make sure you catch this gem.

2 people found this review helpful


Very well done!

by Chorf Mender on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 10 shows

Solo shows aren't normally my cup of tea, but this one was absolutely worth seeing. Great job!


Great Job.

by Aaron Smith on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 5 shows

A very powerful performance on a subject that is all too real these days. Jane Froiland did an amazing job. With a subject like gun violence I never felt like the show was too heavy handed. The playwright knocked it out of the park. Great job to everyone involved.


Brilliant Performance

by Sara Marsh on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

I registered only to leave this review. Simply: this is how it's done. Jane Froiland is a professional treasure of the Twin Cities performing arts community, and this is a chance to see her take on a meaty script in a role perfectly suited to her, in a meticulously articulated and nuanced performance. If you saw her in Marie Antoinette at Walking Shadow and The Norwegians at Dark & Stormy Productions, you will love her performance here -- it transcends previous work. As someone who has both shared the stage with her and performed a solo show myself, I'm telling you, don't miss this. Her performance will have your rapt attention, and the script supports its performer's range and ability. Do not miss this.

1 person found this review helpful


Fabulous script and delivery

by Corrie Fiedler on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 43 shows

We expected a didactic presentation focusing on guns in society. Not even close! Rather it is a dramatic and thought provoking piece with several (defensible) points of view. I liked the ambiguity, both that inherent in the script and the outstanding interpretation by the actor!

The pacing was a highlight. No spoilers, but the audience is caught completely off guard near the beginning. Then at the end, the pace slows (almost too much) as one's apprehension grows. How will it end?


Truly stunning performance!

by Kim Olson on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 6 shows

Wow - what an amazing performance. As her story unfolded I was quickly pulled in and the emotions within me could not be held back. Her captivating energy left me speechless by the end. I would strongly recommend you see this show - you won't be disappointed!


Bravo

by Sally Stewart on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

This well-written play was performed beautifully by the single actor. Its timely subject of gun violence takes an unexpected and thought-provoking turn. Bravo to all involved.


Heavy stuff

by Sean Dillon on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 2 shows

The script is unapologetic in its politics, and at times felt like it was preaching to the choir with a vocally liberal audience. But Jane gives an excellent and very "lived-in" performance that anchors the show in a personal experience, so it never feels polemic. It starts dark and only gets darker... I left feeling emotionally drained. Which is a pretty good sign the show is doing its job.

1 person found this review helpful


Powerful performance, powerful script

by Florence Brammer on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 41 shows

Everything is in place here -- a polished, complex script; a masterful, riveting performance; and a perfect, intimate venue. A must see.


Intense, dark drama

by Nadra Wass on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 9 shows

The small venue magnifies this powerful performance. Each member of my group took away a different emotion. This show reached right inside and stirred us up.


Must see!

by Kendra Plant on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 3 shows

Stunning theater! I walked out of the show completely stunned--I was captivated by this drama for the entire performance. Jane Froiland did not disappoint. And the venue was very full so I recommend considering reservations.


See it

by Fourth Wall on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 24 shows

The narrative is original. The subject matter is timely. The script demands a great deal from the actress and she fully delivers. This is a must-see.


Make reservations NOW!

by Mark Webb on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 56 shows

Do NOT miss this one. Jane Froiland delivers a riveting performance of Martín Zimmerman's material. I was completely captivated and blown away by this character's journey. As we left the theatre, I had to nod at those behind me, murmuring "holy shit". That's exactly what I felt too. Seriously, do not miss this one!


A Must See!

by Casey Marie Holmes on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 7 shows

You must see this show! The actress is amazing and the story is so powerful. You will cry and be taken on an emotional roller coaster. Yes this show is about guns but the conversation is COMPLETELY different, a new perspective.


Devastatingly powerful

by Mariellen Jacobson on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 38 shows

Guns. Children. Grief. Fear. Memory. Holding on. How does one go on? Can others help at all? A breathtaking performance by Jane Froiland of a brilliant script by the prolific, myriad-prize-winning and insightful young playwright Martin Zimmerman. This is a small venue, so RESERVE!


Vivid and Minimalist

by Gnarles Xavier on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 9 shows

I felt everything Jane was going through, I saw the events unfold in front me, and never once was anything under or overstated. This is the tightest one person show you're likely to see at Fringe. Extremely well executed.


Powerful and poignant

by Mark Long on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 5 shows

I knew to expect a great performance from the wonderfully talented Jane Froiland. I didn't know to I was going to be moved to tears, terrified, angry, and yet sympathetic.
This is an intense show about grief and pain. The story is an all-too-familiar tragedy in today's society, and Jane introduces us first-hand to one of its victims. Her performance is simply amazing.


Not what I expected

by Nanette Stearns on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 25 shows

Based on the preview, I expected the story to go in one (painful) direction and it did, but then it turned a corner and became even more painful and excruciating. Jane Froiland is an excellent actor and I've been lucky enough to see her in a few local productions (Marie Antoinette, The Norwegians). In this she captivates the audience for 50 minutes telling a story that brings these painful images alive. While gun violence plays a major part in the story, we're also faced with painful decisions and actions that do what the best theater does: makes us think.

1 person found this review helpful


Not a moment to breath

by Nick Wolf on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 4 shows

This show was unexpected and captivating throughout. Jane Froiland does a wonderful job performing this one woman show keeping the audience with her through every turn. Definitely worth your while even if you are intimidated by the idea of watching one person talk for an hour.


Intense!!!

by J. Bach on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 26 shows

Wow. This was so intense, and then it got more intense and dark, and then it got even more intense. I was literally on the edge of my seat by the end. I'll leave it at that to avoid spoilers. I am in awe of both the writing and the acting in this production. Seriously one of the most captivating Fringe shows I have ever seen.

1 person found this review helpful


Must see

by James Zappa on August 4, 2017
This user has reviewed 10 shows

Keeping an audience engaged for an hour monologue is a tall order, and the opening night audience hung on every word. The actress possessed the charisma that you empathized with her during her journey, even as she made daunting decisions. The right balance of humor, gravity, and humanity were found in a script that could have easily relied on sentimentality. Very well staged, with creative use of a bare set and slight lighting changes to set the tone and mood. I could not recommend this one more.


Transforming

by David Trudeau on August 4, 2017
This user has reviewed 17 shows

Whatever you're take on 2nd amendment this will make you feel its depth in your soul. Best acting I have seen in some time-dead on-masterfully written and directed


Amazing show

by Skyler Bough on August 4, 2017
This user has reviewed 3 shows

Show was wonderful with a emotional rollercoaster of happiness and sorrow. A must see show


Powerful script impeccably performed!

by Jonathan Zucker on August 4, 2017
This user has reviewed 6 shows

Monologues are hard. 50 minutes monologues are very hard. This held me in thrall from minute one.

Not an easy piece, but an excellent one. Bravo!


Please see this

by Michelle Blaeser on August 4, 2017
This user has reviewed 11 shows

So difficult, but masterfully told story about gun violence, fear and loss. The actress is AMAZING! WOW!!


Cast and crew

Jane Froiland

Woman

Jane Froiland is a Twin Cities based actor, director, and teaching artist. Jane has performed with Children's Theatre, Park Square Theatre, Mixed Blood Theatre, Dark and Stormy Productions,Jungle Theatre, Ten Thousand Things, Old Log Theatre, Illusion Theatre, Minnesota Jewish Theatre, The Playwright's Center, and Gremlin Theatre, among others. Recent credits include Pony in The Realistic Joneses at Park Square Theatre, Olive in The Norwegians with Dark and Stormy Productions, and the title role in Marie Antoinette with Walking Shadow.
In addition to her stage work, Jane is also a film, on camera, and voiceover talent. She can currently be seen in the second season of the acclaimed series, Documentary Now! opposite Fred Armisen on Netflix, as well as the hit web series, Theater People.

She has performed in back to back Ivey Award winning productions, Doubt with Ten Thousand Things, and Compleat Female Stage Beauty with Walking Shadow. She was named best actress in a drama by Lavender Magazine for her work in Rocket to the Moon with Gremlin Theatre.

janefroiland.com


Martín Zimmerman

Playwright

Martín Zimmerman is a multi-ethnic, bilingual playwright and screenwriter whose plays include Seven Spots On The Sun, On The Exhale, White Tie Ball, The Making Of A Modern Folk Hero, The Solid Sand Below, and Let Me Count The Ways, and have been produced or developed at The Kennedy Center, Goodman Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, La Jolla Playhouse, Alley Theatre, Roundabout Underground, LCT3, New York Theatre Workshop, Victory Gardens Theater, The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Marin Theatre Company, The Playwrights’ Center, Alliance Theatre, A.C.T. (Seattle), PlayPenn, Icicle Creek Theatre Festival, American Theater Company, The Theatre @ Boston Court, Chicago Dramatists, Primary Stages, Teatro Vista, Ojai Playwrights Conference, Playwrights Foundation, Cara Mía Theatre Co, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, The City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs, Theatre Row, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Borderlands Theater, Source Festival, The Gift, Collaboraction, Red Tape, The University of Texas at Austin, and Duke University with upcoming projects at Roundabout Underground, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, and Milwaukee Repertory Theater.

A recipient of the Terrence McNally New Play Award, Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award Citation, Humanitas Prize New Voices Award, Sky Cooper New American Play Prize, McKnight Advancement Grant, Jerome Fellowship, Carl Djerassi Playwriting Fellowship, and the National New Play Network’s Smith Prize, Martín was a Staff Writer on Netflix’s Narcos, is a Story Editor on the upcoming Netflix Series Ozark, has been the Alliance for Latino Theater Artists (ALTA) Artist of the Month, was a member of the 2011-2012 Playwrights’ Unit at Goodman Theatre, is a Playwright in Residence at Teatro Vista, a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists, and has been a finalist for the Kendeda Competition and Heideman Award.

MFA in Playwriting: The University of Texas at Austin. BA in Theater Studies, BS in Economics: Duke University.

www.martingzimmerman.com


Lucas Skjaret

Director

Lucas Skjaret is a theatre director, costume designer, and teaching artist in the Twin Cities. As the Artistic Director of Market Garden Theatre, he has directed: Gray Duck, Three Days of Rain, the world premiere of Public Exposure, and a staged reading of Ghosts & Zombies. He has also directed Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) at Lakeshore Players as well as with Little Life Boats/T.E.A.S.E, The One Minute Play Festival and others. He has also worked with The History Theatre, Park Square Theatre, Artistry, Yellow Tree, Walking Shadow Theatre Company, Freshwater Theatre, Daleko Arts, Theatre in the Round, Minnesota Musical Theatre, The Public Theater of Minnesota, and Teater Neuf in Oslo, Norway.

As a teaching artist, he has taught at The Children's Theatre Company, Jefferson High School, and at Normandale Community College as a guest dramaturg.

He was the Artistic Administrator at Public Theater of Minnesota and was a production intern at The Playwrights' Center, where he worked at Philip Dawkin's Le Switch. Lucas received his double B.A. in Theatre Arts and Scandinavian Studies from the University of North Dakota where he studied Norwegian culture and Ibsen in Oslo, Norway and did research at The Ibsen Centre. He is a proud associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of North America.

www.lucasskjaret.com


Ellen DeYoung

Stage Manager

Ellen DeYoung is thrilled to be working with Market Garden Theatre for the first time! She is a freelance stage manager in the Twin Cities and has worked with Mission Theatre, Wayward Theatre, Artistry, Eat Street Players, and Stages Theatre, among others. During office hours, you can find her at The National Theatre for Children, emailing cat pictures to her coworkers.

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