Natalie Rae Wass
Mayor of Townsville
Natalie has been performing 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 '2001 a space odyssey' was remounted for fringe and this fall look for 'Frankenstein'. Last year she performed in 'Apple Picking' by Ben San Del with whom she also worked on 'A Nice Guy's Guide to Awkward Sex' for the 2010 Minnesota Fringe Festival. Other festival credits include her self-produced show 'Fashion Risk or the Accidental Nudist', 'Love in a Time of Rinderpest' with Bedlam theater, a number of shows with the Ministry of Cultural Warfare, Sharon DeMark's 'Knit One, Purl the Other' and 'Tiger in the Room' among others. She's also been seen frequently at the Old Log Theater and works for the entertainment department at Mall of America. Catch her this fringe in two other shows right here at Intermedia Arts! 'Full Metal Rabbit', an 80s action movie based on Watership Down and 'YouTube.me', a story of unrequited self love.
Natalie feels conflicted about her predicable choice of Bubbles as favorite Powerpuff girl but the appeal of the good natured fool can't be denied, she's always been drawn to the funny ones and underdogs.
Natalie Wass is appearing with the permission of the Actors' Equity Association.
Bre'Elle is a theatre teacher in the Twin Cities, most notably for Children's Theatre Company as well as Twin Cities Academy in Saint Paul. When she is not teaching, she is probably reading, or wishing she was reading. Bre'Elle was in Play-Dot's production of The Final Tubby Bye-Bye last year as Laa-Laa and is thrilled to be playing Blossom in this production.
Bre'Elle's favorite Powerpuff Girls character is Blossom of course, "because Blossom is most similar to Bre'Elle herself... narcissism at its finest."
Meghan Wolff is a Minneapolis improviser who can most often be found performing with ComedySportz, improvising Jane Austen with Manners & Misconduct, or improvising Shakespeare with Juliet & Juliet. She's also one-half of the podcast and YouTube channel Magic the Amateuring.
Meghan's favorite Powerpuff Girls character is the city of Townsville, because of it's endless optimism and willingness to rebuild in what is obviously a nexus of monster activity.
Emily Rose Duea
As an actress and teaching artist, Emily Rose is passionate about her local, Twin Cities community. Emily Rose graduated from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater and Psychology. Recently, she has been seen performing with Uprising Theatre Company, Teatro Potlach (Fara Sabina, Italy), Segue Productions, Theater in the Round, Theater Underground, Chameleon Theater Circle, Babo Works Productions, Youth Performance Company, Season of Dreams Productions, Just Once Theater Company, and is a company member (Community and Diversity Advocate) with Hope Theater Company. Emily Rose has also had the pleasure of directing shows for Independent School District 191 and Beth El Synagogue. When not on stage, Emily Rose teaches yoga and is a professional makeup artist. See more at www.emilyroseduea.com.
Emily Rose's favorite Powerpuff Girl character is Buttercup. "Growing up with 3 brothers, I needed a little bit more grit than bubbles, and a little less "know-it-all" than Blossom; she and I have major middle-child syndrome. I also love that she is all action! She knocked out her own teeth to make a buck; that's badass! "
Nicole Wilder earned her MA in Directing and Gender Studies from Miami University (the one in Ohio) in 2008. She moved back to the Twin Cities and has been delighted to work with companies like 20% Theatre Company, Freshwater Theater Company, Theatre Unbound,and many more. She returned to the stage as a performer with Wonderlust in The Adoption Play Project. Check out her other 2017 Fringe shows: F@*k the 90s and "________."
Nicole's favorite Powerpuff Girls character is "Hands down Buttercup. I think as a tiny person I used her as a surrogate for my own rage. She is tough, sassy, and she takes up as much space as she damn well pleases. I try to channel my inner Buttercup as much as possible. "
As a lover of Shakespeare and 90's Cartoon Network, this project is a dream come true! Amanda made her Fringe debut in 2016 with The Drollery's "Hostil Watching." Other recent credits include "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with Glowing Ember, "The Tempest" with Lakeshore Players, and "Tartuffe" with Wayward Theatre. Amanda currently resides in Bloomington with her boyfriend Josh and their cat Arya.
Amanda's favorite Powerpuff Girls character is Him. "Because he is the only actually terrifying villain. "
Jessica Smith has been working in the Twin Cities theatre scene for the last three years since achieving her MFA from Savannah College of Art and Design. She has had the privilege of working with various companies in the capacities of fight director, dance choreographer and actor. Recently, she appeared as Desdemona in CC Production's Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief and as Agnes in Six Element's She Kills Monsters. She also works for Dancing Classrooms as a ballroom dance instructor for elementary-aged students in the Twin Cities. This is her second time getting to work with Shalee Coleman as a fight choreographer and her first time as an actor in a Playdot production. She'd like to thank her family and Matt for their continued support. And Jennifer Sayers, who has been so accommodating these last few months, allowing me to return to what I love most.
Jessica's favorite Powerpuff Girls character is Bubbles. "I love how she's a badass, but doesn't allow anger to motivate her choices as much as the other two. She fights because its the right thing to do. Also, she's adorable. "
Shalee Coleman is an early career director/choreographer in the twin cities who specializes in working with visionary playwrights and performers to assist them in realizing their work. Shalee has previous directed with 20% Theatre Company, Freshwater Theatre Company, Uprising Theatre Company, Gadfly Theatre Company, Theatre Unbound, and has assistant directed with Walking Shadow. It is a special treat for her to be returning to the the MN Fringe for the 3rd year in a row after directing KamehameHamlet and The Final Tubby Bye-Bye with her favorite Fringe company Play-Dot. For something completely different than this, check out her other MN Fringe show: Mnemosyne with Sunday Driver at The Southern.
Shalee's favorite Power-Puff girl is Buttercup, DUH! When Shalee was in 3rd grade she learned how to draw the Power Puff Girls and doodled them on to everything. She also got into trouble with the after school program "It-Girl" for signing autographs as Buttercup when she was supposed to be signing them as Bubbles. Oooops! As Shalee has aged though, The Amoeba Boys have wormed their germy way into her heart. She hopes one day to direct a musical telling their unheard, un-cared-about epic.
Daniel graduated from Hamline University with a Masters in Writing for Children and Young Adults. This is the third Fringe show he has producing with Play-Dot and the second he has written. While not writing cartoon theatre mash-ups, Daniel write comic scripts and cuddles cats.
Daniel's favorite Powerpuff Girl character was Bubbles when he was younger. He now questions the socializations around such a choice.
Meesh Morris moved here from Ohio 5 years ago. Since then she has stage managed for companies such as: Theatre Coup d'Etat and ArtsNest. In the fall she will be stage managing for Swandive Theatre's production of mONSTER. This is Meesh's first Fringe show and she is very excited to be working with this group.
Meesh's favorite Powerpuff Girl is Blossom because she is basically a ginger and is both smart AND tough.