Tamara Koltes holds her BFA in Theater from Seattle’s Cornish College of the Arts, with an interest in developing new works and a background in dance and movement. Recent stage appearances include: Romeo and Juliet (Mission Theatre Company), The Bernice Project (Phoenix Theater), Consumed (Playable Artworks), Air D&D (MDK Productions), Rumors of Shadows (Kinetic Fusion Physical Theatre), The Cruel Painter of Radostdale (Laughing Nomad Productions), Tales from Wonderland: A Common Night (Maximum Verbosity), Daylight’s Nightfall (YFX), Broceliande; The Death of Merlin (Six Elements Theatre), along with the New York debuts of Charles Mee’s The Four Seasons (Merchant’s Hall) and The Strange Tales of Preston Stagger (Lion Pinball Players).
Kit’s background is in visual art, improv, circus performance, burlesque, and ecstatic dance. She trained formally in studio art and informally in improv theatre at the University of Minnesota Morris, where she performed in the improv troupe Unusual Suspects; Kit now uses improv concepts to teach personal and leadership development workshops. Kit studied contortion and aerial arts in Chicago at The Actor's Gymnasium. Her dance background is quite literally home-grown, having taught herself to dance in her parent’s living room from an early age. She has been honing her craft at Dance Church over the past year. Never Wonder Land is Kit’s Twin Cities stage debut.
Katherine Skoretz is a PhD candidate Scholar-Director of Theatre at Wayne State University. Her dissertation study is on post-9/11 theatrical exploration of re-integration and home through analysis and performance of contemporary plays. She has been performing and directing for the past 12 years, favorite performances include: Juliet, Rosalind, and Pamela/Annabella/Margaret from The 39 Steps. She co-founded the Underground Theatre at the Studio, and will be performing in Savage Umbrella's EX-Gay: Not a Straight Remount in September.
Collaborator/ Movement Coach
Rebecca Surmont is an actor, voice-over and on-camera talent and formerly an ensemble member of the award winning Margolis Brown Co. She has also worked throughout the Midwest as a mime, dancer, movement artist, arts instructor, and writer. She studied with Marcel Marceau, Stefan Niedzialkowski and Kari Margolis. This is her time collaborating with Kinetic Fusion.
Michael Terrell Brown
Michael is excited is very excited to be apart of this amazing project and journey. Michael has a BFA in Acting from Millikin University. He serves Director of Sales and Engagement at CLIMB theatre where he has been and off stage for almost 10 years. As an actor in the Twin Cities he has worked with Park Square, Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, History Theatre, Pillsbury House, Artistry, Theatre Coup d’Etat, Mission Theatre, Freshwater, and Wonderlust. After Fringe you can see him in Theatre Coup d’Etat’s version of Moby Dick.