Jamila Joiner is a recent graduate of the University of Minnesota. She has been seen in many shows around the Twin Cities including Teen Idol: A Bobby Vee Story (History Theater), Leading Ladies (Woodbury Community Theater) , and Airbags (Fringe Festival 2016). She would like to thank everyone involved in this production of En Passant and would like to send a special thank you to her friends and family who come to the show.
Kira first caught the theater bug as a student as South High School and went on to major in Theater Arts at Hamline University. Her recent work includes "My Life Through History: An Autistic Man's Journey" with Freshwater Theater, "Sense and Sensibility" with Theater in the Round, "Who Has Eyes to See" with Uprising Theater Co., and "The Most Massive Woman Wins" with Theater Unbound.
Lynda is thrilled perform in the debut production of En Passant. She most recently played 3 roles in Theatre Unbound’s production of Mere Trifles, an evening of 4 short plays, including Lynn Nottage’s Poof!. Previous credits include the debut of Trust at The Lab Theater, a production of Self-Reliant Actor where she took part in its development; Fahrenheit 451 at Theatre in the Round; and And She Would Stand Like This for 20% Theatre Company. Film credits include the upcoming feature Twin Cities. Lynda would like to thank Scott, the love of her life for his constant love and support.
Mike Novak has practiced law for 25+ years and raised four incredibly gifted and hardworking children. He recently returned to theatre, film and writing now that his children have graduated from college. He has appeared in a number of shows at the Black Box in St. Cloud including: Galileo, Murder In The Cathedral, Miracle Worker, Christmas Carol, Trust and recently filmed Can’t Go Home and Nobody’s Home. He is grateful to have worked with everyone involved in En Passant.
Denzel Belin is an director, improviser, and actor currently based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has directed with Uprising Theater Company, Phoenix Theater, Freshwater Theater, Gadfly Theater, and The Easy Access Script Experience. He is currently performing in the Brave New Workshop's Guardians of the Fallacy: Executive Disorder. He is also directed "Ronald Reagan: Time Traveler" with Katherine Glover Presents which you can see this Fringe at Strike Theater.
As a first time playwright and producer Joe is excited to see his work come to life. Trained as an improviser and theater technician at HUGE Theater Joe loves exploring all aspects of storytelling. You can catch him performing Saturday nights at HUGE Theater a part of Ka-Baam!! The improvised comic book.
Sarah Maxwell is proud to be involved in her first Minnesota Fringe production, and her second project with Denzel after stage managing Dirty Story last year. Since moving to the Twin Cities two years ago, Sarah has performed as part of Gadfly Theater's Fringe Festival; directed Charlotte's Web (Parnassus Preparatory School); and stage managed Willy Wonka (Ashland Productions). Most recently she was involved in The Neutrino Video Project at Huge Theatre. Sarah Maxwell graduated with a degree in Youth Theatre from Bowling Green State University.
Assistant Stage Manager
Abbey Casino is excited for her first time at fringe! She's a recent transplant from Bowling Green, OH, where she's worked on shows both on and backstage. When not doing theatre, she enjoys staying at home and hiding under blankets.