Narrator/Steve Hostengoosen/Gregor/Swedish tourist/Italian tourist/Scottish Tourist/Security Dog
Andy Gullikson is happy to return to the Minnesota Fringe Festival. Andy graduated from MN State, Mankato in 2011 with a BFA in Acting, and has since been involved in several Fringe Festival productions, including The Selkie, Robot Lincoln: The Revengeance, Astrolibrary, and Behind the Bigtop. He wrote and produced The Confederate, which has since been produced and remounted after its premiere at the 2014 Minnesota Fringe. You can also find Andy in the Rarig Xperimental theatre as Estragon in Waiting for Gygax.
Yvonne Ingrid Freese
Narrator/Lily Lillyhammer/Natasha/Swedish Tourist/Italian Tourist/Scottish Tourist/Airport Security
Yvonne is an aspiring actor, singer, and liar. She decided to take this role after LinkedIn suggested she apply for a job as an FBI agent. (Sadly, she was turned down.) After graduating from NSU she has been performing throughout the Midwest. Some of her favorite experiences include performing with Garrison Keillor on "A Prairie Home Companion," playing Linda in "Spandex: The Musical," Puppeteer at Open Eye Figure Theatre, and Mom in Stages' "Fancy Nancy." One of her favorite Fringe experiences is working with cast member/director Sara Pillatzki-Warzeha in 11:11 in the 2012 Fringe Festival. You can catch her next as Mother Nature in "Little Fox and the Wheel of Time" August 17-26 at the Minnsky Theatre!
Narrator/Balloon Salesman/Livonia Thibodeaux/Cache', Master of Disguise/P/Ilsa von Grossenstroppen
Sara Pillatzki-Warzeha is thrilled to be returning to the Fringe and she's just so darn happy to be reunited with Robb, Andy, Yvonne, and Bailey in The Perils of Steve. After doing a variety of dialects at home on a daily basis, her husband Brian is just glad she'll finally be using them with good purpose! Sara's written and produced other Fringe shows including 11:11 and Thick Chick. She has also directed The Forger's Apprentice and Flushing, New York at the Fringe, as well as this year's Playwrights On a Train. She holds an MFA in Acting from MSU Mankato, and has taught for Northern State University and University of Minnesota Morris. Sara can usually be found directing something, teaching something, and gushing about the wonders of her husband and her cat in between the teaching and directing.
Author/Narrator/Al/Beauregard Thibodeaux/The Pilkington-Smythe Brothers/Boris/Assassin/Klaus
Robb Krueger is devilishly excited to return to the Minnesota Fringe Festival. He wrote the music and lyrics for 2011's "Robot Lincoln: The Revengeance" and 2013's children's musical "Shine." In 2014 he created the role of Jim McDonough in Andy Gullikson's "The Confederate" and acted in Ryan Thorsen's "#relationshipstatus." In 2015 he appeared in "The Consolation" and narrated the children's show "Baby Carrot." He graduated from MSU Mankato in 2013 with a Master of Fine Arts in Acting and has worked throughout the Twin Cities as an actor, composer, arranger, and lyricist. The idea for "The Perils of Steve" came to him in a dream after eating a Sarpino's Alfredo Pomodoro (personal size); this, like many things in the play, makes no sense but it's there. Robb makes killer cheesecake and has invented several questionable but highly intoxicating cocktails. In his spare time he collapses.
Stage Manager/Sanity Tracker/Assistant Wonderful Person
When Bailey is not hot-dogging onstage, she can be found coloring and listening to Disney music with children at the YMCA. Bailey attends the University of Minnesota Morris as a theater performance major and creative writing minor where she met Sara Pillatzki-Warzeha who directed her in their production of James and the Giant Peach. The Perils of Steve is Bailey's first Fringe show and she is so excited and honored to be given the opportunity to work with such a wonderful group of artists (thanks Sara)!