Jenna is the Executive Director of Arts Nest, which runs Phoenix Theater. She has directed over 20 shows and this is her 6th Fringe show. Her 5th Fringe show, Code: L-O-V-E can be seen at Crane Theater.
Rob Ward is an actor, deviser, physical theater artist, and improviser. He has worked with several companies in the Twin Cities including Upright Egg,Shadow Horse Theater, Actors Theater MN, Erin Sheppard Presents, and Apostasia Productions. Rob has also featured in several episodes of the FunWitFunny Show and is a founding member of the improv group Reservoir Frogs. This year at the Fringe, he is also performing in 'The Last Bombardment' and 'Be Your Selfie'.
Mickaylee Shaughnessy has been acting professionally in the Twin Cities for over a decade. This is the first time she's ventured into playwriting since college. After Fringe she will be in the Velvet Swing with Savage Umbrella and Green T Production's Frankenstein.
Emily is a Minnesota native who just finished performing with Six Elements in Human Combat Chess 2017 after a brief break from the theater scene, and what better way to round out her year than with more fighting? More action? And more adventure?
Back in Fringe this year to kick butt and take names with this rad cast and original show! Ethan wears many hats in the Twin Cities theatre community and local Nordic cultural communities. As an actor, he's worked with numerous companies, such as nimbus Theatre, Theatre Pro Rata, Shadow Horse Theatre, Theatre 20%, and most recently, as Helena in Phoenix Theatre's Burning Ember Production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. This Fringe, Ethan is also performing as YouTube sensation, TMI Kai in 'Be Your Selfie,' a story of unrequited self-love; and as master code-breaker Robin Bell in Jenna Papke's 1940s Cyrano de Bergerac retelling, 'Code: L-O-V-E.'
Emily Marie Weiss
Vody the Russian
Reappearing onto the Fringe Stage, Emily is thrilled to be playing Vody in Full Metal Rabbit! You might have seen her before in Lightning Rod, SheLooks, TEASE, or just recognize her from being the sassiest redhead in the room. Heartfelt thanks go out to her roommates(for enduring hours of accent practice), her loving partner(for the constant and unending love), and her parents (for, well, everything else).
Natalie Rae Wass
Natalie has performed in very nearly every fringe since the year 2000 when her first show was '47 Samurai' with Green T Productions, a company she still works with regularly. They remounted '2001 a space odyssey' for fringe and this fall look for 'Frankenstein'. Last year she performed in 'Apple Picking' l Other festival credits include her self-produced show 'Fashion Risk or the Accidental Nudist', 'Love in a Time of Rinderpest' , several shows with the Ministry of Cultural Warfare and 'Knit One, Purl the Other' and 'Tiger in the Room'. She's also been seen frequently at the Old Log Theater and works for the entertainment department at Mall of America (wanna be a character???). Catch her this fringe in two other shows this year right here at Intermedia Arts! 'Mayor Lear', the Powerpuff Girls are 20 years older and living out King Lear, and 'Be Your Selfie', a story of unrequited self love.
Henchman 1 & Cousin
Rory Mitchell is a recent graduate from the U of M Acting Program and is honored to be returning to the Fringe Festival Stage. Since arriving in the Twin Cities he has been honored to work with artists from such companies as The History Theatre, The Moving Company and The Mcnally Smith Theatre Ensemble. His latest plans are to relocate to Austin, Texas in pursuit of a life full of music and acting.
Konrad is delighted to be apart of this show! He recently moved to Minneapolis from Omaha, Nebraska. He has had the pleasure of working with The Old Log Theater, The Actor's Theater, Nebraska Shakespeare, Waterside Theater, The Rose Children's Theatre, Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse, and Troika Entertainment's North American Broadway Tour of West Side Story. Much love and thanks to Mom, Kaley, and my beautiful fiancé, Jamie.