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.
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.
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.