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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Thor: Jurassic Park

By Access World Productions
Written by Basil Considine

Playing at Theatre in the Round

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GLBT content, Physical theater/Clowning, Sci-fi/Mystery/Horror, Literary adaptation, First-time Minnesota Fringe Festival producer, First-time producer

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Warnings: Violence, Adult language.

Hawkeye has come out of the closet and taken a job at Jurassic Park. After a tragic accident, he asks Thor and his Avenger buddies to endorse the park as safe. Hilarity ensues as the T-Rex and raptors escape.

The creators say this show is appropriate for ages 12-15 and up

 

Fri, 8/4 @ 5:30pm
 

 

Sat, 8/5 @ 2:30pm
 

 

Mon, 8/7 @ 7:00pm
 

 

Wed, 8/9 @ 8:30pm
 

 

Sat, 8/12 @ 5:30pm
 

* 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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Not for everyone

by Todd Gorinsky on August 14, 2017
This user has reviewed 4 shows

I like a good subversive show as much as the next person and had a good time. Some of the playing to the round was a bit distracting and I think there were a few missed light cues. I also couldn't see the T-Rex in a bunch of the scenes – that action could've really come out of the voms a bit more. I have to say, though, if you were turned off by the GLBT content, dude – that was in the show description. We live in a big world with all sorts of people, you're bound to see some onstage.


Doesn't Work

by Dylan Olmsted on August 12, 2017
This user has reviewed 13 shows

The idea of putting superheros into another established story is actually a very comic-book idea (like "Batman/Elmer Fudd" which is indeed a real comic), but there I just get the impression that the writers didn't really "get" the characters or plots they were adapting and were shoe-horning in their own social agendas. That would be fine if it was interwoven into the narrative, but the play just STOPS to preach to the audience a few times about a trope or a subject that has nothing to do with the story or characters they are adapting.

I did like the pterodactyls, though, and I laughed a few times. The kids were good.


Painful

by Karl Johnson on August 12, 2017
This user has reviewed 3 shows

The children were the only good part of this disaster of a "show".

I literally left with a headache.


Painful To Endure

by Sara C. on August 12, 2017
This user has reviewed 5 shows

Everything about it was a mess. So so so bad.


One of my favorite shows this Fringe

by Renee Polk on August 12, 2017
This user has reviewed 2 shows

I'm a big CinemaSins and MST3K fan and love genre-conscious shows. This hit the spot with humorously calling out comic/movie tropes. TRP is the perfect stage for this dino drama!


Meta

by Gary Durham on August 12, 2017
This user has reviewed 3 shows

TJP doesn't take the source material too seriously. The script pokes fun at genre conventions and stereotypes, the fights are fun, and the dinos are campy (raptors) and inspired (T-Rex, pteranodons). An energetic cast and thrilling performance!


Uninspired but Mildly Entertaining

by Cetius d'Raven on August 11, 2017
This user has reviewed 50 shows

I wanted to like this, but can find few positives. The pterodactyl portrayal is excellent, they make fairly good use of the space, and I like that young thespians were given opportunity.

Sadly the jokes are tired (gay stereotyping, Thor's primary (and only?) trait is stupidity), bordering offensive (Widow's speech impediment, the aforementioned stereotyping); the script is uneven, with the best jokes being delivered off-stage; and there is over-all weak characterization. The mash-up itself offers few challenges and enhances neither source.

If you're looking to entertain young children and introduce them to theater, this show will suit your needs, otherwise you might wish to look elsewhere.


Got what I came for

by Stacy Glaus-Herowitz on August 10, 2017
This user has reviewed 2 shows

I wanted to see pulp and parody and that's what I got (and guts). The only downside was that the raptors weren't really the big bad that I expected. The pterodactyls were much more impressive and the T-Rex was pretty funny.


Title is wrong

by Stanley Greene on August 10, 2017
This user has reviewed 2 shows

More Jurassic World than Jurassic Park to be honest. Goofy, funny and subversive!


A Mashup Mashed Up

by Adam Boutz on August 10, 2017
This user has reviewed 56 shows

Parody mashups can be fun, but require everyone involved to have a real passion for all the source material. I just didn't feel that was the case here. The script, while absurd by its very nature, felt like it was carelessly thrown together in very short order.

The pterodactyl costumes were inspired. If as much care and creativity had gone into the rest of the show as went into those, this would have been something amazing.


Great concept, lackluster execution

by Austin Robinson-Coolidge on August 10, 2017
This user has reviewed 37 shows

The pterodactyls were the highlight. The rest of the show was high energy, but needed editing and stronger directing.


Fun Concept But...

by Sara Robinson-Coolidge on August 10, 2017
This user has reviewed 49 shows

I love this idea, and there are a few genuinely amusing moments. However, the script needs work and the acting needs polishing. There are endless two or three sentence scenes that involve people running off the stage and some screaming. I hope they rework it and bring it back in the future.


Mash-up Madness

by Phil Darg on August 9, 2017
This user has reviewed 5 shows

The Avengers (superheroes) save Jurassic Park - by Thor's flying hammer! The flying pterodactyls were great!


Meh

by Becci Schmidt on August 9, 2017
This user has reviewed 3 shows

There was some moments of great acting especially portrayed by the villian and all her various characters. But this show fell very flat for me. I'm frustrated that they chose to parody all the wrong things about both Jurrasic Park and The Avengers. I'm tired of a character "coming out of the closet" so they then throw away every personality trait they've ever possessed and suddenly become a cliche twink, because being gay is the punchline. Paroding is hard work and it takes a considerable amount of thought and planning, I wish the writer(s) had endeavored to put the time into their script that this type comedy requires. Kids were cute, and I appreciate shows that give stage opportunities to kids, but I might be partial on that one.

1 person found this review helpful


Powerful performance

by Ragnar R on August 9, 2017
This user has reviewed 4 shows

There's something of an Avengers-Jr/Young Mutants feel to this show, which was awesome. These aren't fully formed superheroes, they're kids out of their depth with velociraptors (who wouldn't be). Loved it!


Gender-flipped Comics

by Alex Murphy on August 9, 2017
This user has reviewed 2 shows

I saw the Monday performance of TJP. My favorite part was Hammond's monologue in the middle - Kim Greene channels a little of Attenborough Goldblum for blaise gold! Other favorites included Thor's monologue about Jane coming out, the pterodactyls, and Black Widow in the big fight.

I do hope that they work out some of the tech things noted in other reviews – I'm pretty positive that a couple of the sound cues weren't on time, but I didn't mind that much.

1 person found this review helpful


Mighty sauce

by Tom S. Rhea on August 9, 2017
This user has reviewed 3 shows

Bumbling superheroes + dinos = magic!

1 person found this review helpful


Something different

by Adrian Jones on August 8, 2017
This user has reviewed 3 shows

Not your show if you're a die hard comics fan. If you liked the first X Men movie and laughing at the Marvel Monster, you'll love this show. I laughed so much my sides hurt.


Oh, man

by Mighty Thor on August 8, 2017
This user has reviewed 2 shows

Love it! Puppets, superheroes, fights, visual gags, oh my! I'd give it five stars, but a lot of the sound and lighting cues were off on Sunday's performance. Better tech next time!


Great Fun

by Sasha P on August 8, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

Warning: high cheese quotient inside. There're lots of digs at classic comics, a lot of visual jokes making fun of the movies, and a couple to-die fight scenes.

1 person found this review helpful


I wish I could give this 5 stars

by Solveig Bloomquist on August 8, 2017
This user has reviewed 5 shows

Hasty, unrevised, yet successfully humorous script, delivered by amateurs with swag and enthusiasm. There were a couple outstanding design elements scattered amongst the underwhelming majority. I won't tell you not to go, but I probably won't tell you to either.

1 person found this review helpful


Wild and adventurous

by TJ Dittrich on August 8, 2017
This user has reviewed 4 shows

While the script felt hastily put-together, the cast and crew provided a very entertaining experience. I especially liked the creativity of the Pterodactyl costumes.

1 person found this review helpful


Thor

by Jerry Goblin on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

Loved the performances...appreciated the versatility of Black Widow/Lady Thor/Nedra. Thor was a great leading man, but Hawkeye manifested the soul of the show. This show succeeds as a fine example of the nexus of well done prop work and an in-the-joke dedicated cast.


Disappointing

by Matilda Ruth on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 7 shows

I really wanted to love this show. The story has potential, but scene transitions took way too long. Costumes and props were decent. One of the run crew/actors chomped on gum the whole show. Very distracting and didn't seem to be a part of the script. The actors played their roles with excitement and energy, but it just wasn't entertaining for me.

1 person found this review helpful


by Odin's beard and T.Rex's tooth

by House o Lee on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 2 shows

Comes exactly as davertised. Campy fun mash-up and super Fringey.
performance wise, the cast gives it their all--100 for effort and devotion!
scriptwise--the best comic trope jokes are probably for superhero insiders like me, but mostly clever in attempt if not sometimes clumsy in execution
really liked the puppetry, and the Pterodactls, and the hammer/lightning bits,
and i thought Gillian and Logan were fantastic.


Awkward staging, script needs work

by Mark Goldberg on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 7 shows

This was a play I was looking forward to and was disappointed. Thor was quite good and very funny, the rest of the cast was uneven at best. The staging was a bit off, as there were times when I could not really see what was happening because a prop was in the way. This was most noticeable in the first scene where a cage of some kind was brought out and I could not see what was occurring. Other than Thor, I did very much enjoy the costume design for the pterodactyls, they were very inventive. There was some promise here, but it felt like a first time Fringe production.


Fun show

by Tom S. Tea on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 6 shows

There seemed to be some issues with the script, and it might have just been the small audience, but the jokes didn't seem to land. Nevertheless, this is a fun mashup of two nerdy favorites. Check it out if you have the time.


It knows what it is

by Chuck Taylor on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 5 shows

This show knows exactly what it is and capitalizes on it. Fun concept. Scripts a rather clunky and the scene changes were messy. Overall I think the show didn't seem like a finished product, it seemed more scetch comedy to me. Regardless the show was fun, and I had a few good laughs.


Fun if you're a fan of the genre

by Jeff Hoffmann on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 6 shows

Good all around fun for fans of the characters. I enjoyed how they translated the action scenes (the dinosaurs, thunderbolts, etc.) into live theater and didn't take themselves too seriously.


Chaos

by Sam Thomas on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 7 shows

The plot was filled chaos. I felt the story was a bit cluttered. I didn't always feel the acting landed with me in the audience. But, nothless, the show had energy, but the acting lacked motivation at times. I'm sure this has more Appel to those who personally relate to this story. However, this breaks the rule of comedy of ordinary characters in an extraordinary situation at times. It feels like it all is extrondinary so I lose the real life Appel.


Delicious excess

by Randy Harris on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 2 shows

Funny. Action-packed. Super. Heroes. It's pretty light-hearted - I laughed a ton and generally had a blast!

2 people found this review helpful


Had high hopes

by Kim Chase-Kozak on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 8 shows

A few laughs but chaotic and uneven.

2 people found this review helpful


Hilarious rollercoaster

by Sandra Delanora on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 2 shows

This show has a clear audience: 1) people who love superhero comics and superhero movies, 2) people who love Jurassic Park. That's me! I loved all the tongue-in-cheek digs at comic tropes. The only thing I didn't like was the person laughing behind me – I couldn't hear some lines because they were covered up.

3 people found this review helpful


Polarizing Mess

by Bradan Swatch on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 14 shows

I have mixed feelings. This is a show I think some people will love, but more people will hate. I had a couple of laughs but overall the script was underdeveloped (with a few odd political opinions thrown in....I think?) and too much of it consisted of just running around randomly screaming. Oh joy.

2 people found this review helpful


What did I just watch

by Cameron Kathleen on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

Funny at parts and actors seemed like they really enjoyed what they were doing. A lot going on at the end and some of the dialogue was inaudible. Overall, I agree with the other review felt like I was watching a kids project for school.

3 people found this review helpful


A Send-Up That Flails Wildly

by Justin DeLong on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 20 shows

I'm conflicted about this show. It's funny, and it knows exactly what it wants to be and is, but upon reflection, it's like watching a high school student record a project for class.
High engagement, lots of gags, fun for kids and fans of both franchises.

3 people found this review helpful


Awesome

by Rachel Weissblum on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 2 shows

Cute kids, terrifying dinos, blundering superheroes - so fun! I especially loved Cameron Schmalz as Thor and the kids playing Tim and Lex.

2 people found this review helpful


Rocking

by Ragnar Sorenson on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 2 shows

A hilarious and subversive mashup!

3 people found this review helpful


Amusing folly

by Christopher DeVaan on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 17 shows

It's not QUITE the heavyweight sci-fi battle inferred by the title, but it IS

1 person found this review helpful


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Cast and crew

Basil Considine

Playwright

Basil Considine is an award-winning composer, playwright, and director. He debuted at the 2014 MN Fringe with his opera The Frat Party; his Game of Thrones: The Musical premiered at the 2016 Minnesota Fringe and was one of the best-selling shows of the 2017 O’ahu, Maui, and Tampa Fringe Festivals. His play The Abortion Bomb premiered to critical acclaim at the Plays & Players Theatre in Philadelphia in 2011.

Basil studied opera composition with Samuel Headrick (The Hostage), fiction writing with Sandra Benitez (A Place Where the Sea Remembers), and playwriting with Lydia Diamond (The Bluest Eye, Stick Fly, Smart People. He is a graduate of Boston University and the University of San Diego. He is also the director for Really Spicy Opera's production of A Pickle and Tesseray Productions’ Oxygen is Overrated.

More info at: basilconsidine.org.


Mark Monfils

Director

Mark Monfils is a freelance stage director who has directed over 50 plays, musicals, and other shows. Recent credits include directing the female version of The Odd Couple, Everybody Loves Opal, and Cinderella for River City Theater Company; directing Game of Thrones: The Musical for Really Spicy Opera; and assistant stage-managing Twisted Apples for Nautilus Music-Theater. He also directed a large-scale production of Babes in Toyland for the 2014 Winter Show at Rosetown Playhouse in Roseville, MN. Other selected credits include Blithe Spirit and Dracula for River Valley Theater Company, All Wrapped Up 2012 for Minnesota PerformDance Productions at The Cowles Center, Guys and Dolls for Rockford High School and Born Yesterday for The Barn Theatre in Willmar, MN.

Mark has also acted in or stage-managed 35 additional productions over the years. This Fall 2017, he will direct The Curious Savage for River Valley Theater Company.

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Cameron Schmalz

Thor

Cameron Schmalz is excited to be a part of his first Fringe show and his first show in Theatre in the Round. In the beginning of this year he worked on Bone Portraits through his school at the Phoenix Theater. At the end of 2016, he worked on A Christmas Carol at the Phipps Center for the Arts. Cameron also performs in many shows at his local theater, Woodbury Community Theatre. His recent WCT productions include Mary Poppins and Stars on Broadway.


Kim Greene

Hammond

Kim Greene is a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Minnesota and an international creativity consultant to Fortune 500 companies. She has plunged back into acting after a long hiatus, appearing in a variety of short independent films and the feature films Dragonfly and Edge of Insanity. She also works as a role play actor for police crisis intervention trainings, and also appears in the Fringe show Dancing Feet.


Christy Johnson

Falcon

Christy Johnson makes her Fringe debut with Thor: Jurassic Park. Some of her favorite roles include: playing the Third Witch in Macbeth and the Sour Kangaroo in Seussical. She thanks her husband, family, and friends for their enduring support, saying, "I hope you will come to the show, enjoy the adventure and don't get eaten by dinosaurs!"


Casey Marie Holmes

Dr. Arnold

Casey Marie Holmes is excited to be a part of the MN Fringe Festival for her first time. She loves seeing this much collaboration happening at one time! A graduate of the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse with a BA in Theatre, Casey Marie has worked for companies such as St. Croix Festival Theatre, The Phipps Center for the Arts, and Prairie Fire Children's Theatre. This summer, she is also directing a production of Pinocchio with Locally Grown Theatre and interning with Chain Reaction Theatre Project.


Logan Schuneman

Timmy

Logan Schuneman is excited to be part of the Fringe Festival and wants to thank the Cast, Crew, Staff, and Audience for making this such a fun experience. Logan recently performed as Panda Bill in Revenge of the Space Pandas, Flick in A Christmas Story, Tweedle Dee/Knave of Hearts in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and Johnny Steadman in A Laura Inglalls Wilder Christmas at Lyrics Arts Theater in Anoka, MN.

Logan is going into 7th Grade at Breck School, where he enjoys writing, improv, 40s Music, and eating broccoli.


Heather Baldwin

Stage Manager / Ant Woman / Velociraptor

Heather Baldwin is a veteran stage manager, including six engagements at the Minnesota Fringe Festival, but this is her first time portraying a superhero on stage. She has stage managed for Really Spicy Opera, Notorious PKG, Box Wine, Hardcover, Shadow Horse, Freshwater, Seldom Scene, and Maximum Verbosity. In addition to stage managing, she sells theatre tickets and alcohol for a living, and also does improv and storytelling for fun.


Tyler Stafford

Hawkeye

Tyler Stafford is ecstatic to be making his MN Fringe festival debut as Hawkeye in Thor: Jurassic Park. Tyler is a gender-blending singer-songwriter as well as an actor, dancer, and model, who creates a theatrical flair in all of his artistic pursuits. Tyler Stafford has performed all around Minnesota for the last 10 years and has been featured in an array of musicals such as: American Idiot (St. Jimmy), RENT (Angel), HAIR (Woof), an awarding performance in Sweeney Todd (Pirelli), and many more.

Aside from acting, Tyler is working on a new and exciting musical project and cannot wait to share it with everyone.


Kelli Grant

Nedra/Black Widow/Lady Thor/Velociraptor

Kelli Grant is a heartfelt lover of the creative process, whether it's through writing, improvisation, film, songs, or visual art. Quite simply, to bring humor and laughter into people's lives through curious and unexpected art feels darn good. Last year, Kelli was awarded Best New Entertainer at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival for her portrayal of Pip the Hoarder. She recently played several roles in the One-Minute Play Festival, and will be appearing soon in the new web comedy series Totally Trucked Up.


Gillian Chan

Lexie / Person in line

Gillian Chan does art, acting, competitive Pokemon card games, and speaks Klingon. A 5th grader, she named her dog Indiana and cosplays as Ms. Marvel, Peggy Carter, X-23, Link, and more. She has starred in multiple productions of A Klingon Christmas Carol.


Sarah Chapman

Pterodactyl

Sarah Chapman goes from 5'3" to 9'3" on the weekends. A member of Chicks on Sticks, she contracts for parades, art fairs, and surprise appearances at weddings and rehearsal dinners. Her first time on stage as a lead was as Vasilisa the Beautiful in the Russian Cinderella in 3rd Grade. She also moonlights as a stagehand in burlesque shows, and has performed for the Barebones Halloween Puppet Extravaganza since 2011.


Meera Safford

Pterodactyl 2

Meera Safford is a 14-year-old artist and performer from Minneapolis. She has performed multiple times in the Barebones Halloween Show, In the Heart of the Beast's May Day parade/pageant, and the MN State Fair parade. As a painter, her work has been featured on local billboards as part of the Ordway International Children’s Festival. This is Meera’s first Fringe show!


Diana Wilde

Voiceovers

Diana Wilde has appeared on stages around the Twin Cities, including Artistry, Actors' Theatre of Minnesota, the History Theatre, and the Old Log Theatre, where she is currently engaged as Bessie the Cow in Jack and the Beanstalk.


Cary VanHeel

Costumer Designer

Cary VanHeel makes her MN Fringe Festival debut with Thor: Jurassic Park. Cary returned from studying Costume Construction in New Zealand in 2016. Since her return stateside, she has built and designed costumes for two seasons at Morningside Theater Company (recently including 101 Dalmations–KIDS, Aladdin, JR, and Godspell, JR) and several productions at Edina High School (including the national high school premiere of Peter & the Starcatcher). She has also made costumes for Walking Shadow Theater (The Three Musketeers, Red Velvet, Wellington Opera House (Evita), and at Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School.


Ian Yang

Assistant Stage Manager / Velociraptor

Ian Yang makes his Fringe Festival debut with Thor: Jurassic Park. Outside of school, Ian recently concluded a run as the lightboard operator for Morningside Theatre Company's productions of 101 Dalmatians–KIDS, Aladdin, JR, and Godspell.

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We're an MSP Magazine pick! http://mspmag.com/arts-and-culture/our-picks-for-the-minnesota-fringe-festival/


The Twin Cities Arts Reader called our show "A breakout hit by a new company making its Fringe Festival debut. This mashup of the Avengers (of Marvel Comics fame) and Jurassic Park has a bit of everything: coming out monologues, giant dinosaur puppets, hilarious riffs on comic book tropes, and big fight scenes spilling across the stage of Theatre in the Round. This sparkling comedy gels deliciously and the hour flies past."


Read the full review: http://twincitiesarts.com/2017/08/05/fringe-file-16-mini-reviews-pt-1/


Read an interview with Thor: Jurassic Park director Mark Monfils: http://twincitiesarts.com/2017/08/02/fringe-file-13-mark-monfils-on-directing-thor-jurassic-park/


 

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