Emily Gill is a Twin Cites area director, actor and teacher. Directing credits include: The Women of Lockerbie (Illinois State University), Veronica’s Room (Chameleon Theatre Circle), The Playboy of the Western World (Illinois State University), Grease (St. Paul Central), Moon Over Buffalo (St. Paul Central). She holds a BA in Theatre and Dance Education from Gustavus Adolphus College and an MFA in Directing from Illinois State University and teaches acting at St. Paul Central.
Ashley Prillaman's short plays have been produced in Minnesota and New York. Ashley received a B.F.A. in Theatre from The University of Minnesota, Duluth. She went on to study improv and sketch comedy at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in NYC. Ashley currently writes for online publications AudioFemme and Inspirer Life Magazine; she also does an interview series on her blog: www.ashleyprillaman.com.
David Moberg, Stage Manager, is a rising senior at Central High School in St. Paul. He has previously stage managed Guys and Dolls, Grease, and Moon Over Buffalo as well as helping to direct Moon Over Buffalo and Almost, Maine for the Central Theatre Department. He plans to attend college after this year of school, and hopes to study political science and Spanish. When he is not studying or working on a production, he can be found out with his friends, or at home with a good book and a caffeinated beverage.
Meg Jahns Hirman is returning to the stage after a long hiatus. She recently returned to school to pursue her K-12 Theatre license and her Master of Education, which she could not have done without the support of her amazing husband, daughters, and parents. Meg is excited to be back at the Fringe after having directed several shows for the Festival many years ago.
Clara Hutchinson is thrilled to be acting again after taking many years to focus on teaching and directing. She studied English, theatre, and education at Hamline University where she received her BFA and then continued on to get her MEd at the University of MN. She's been teaching English and directing plays and musicals at Central High School the past 13 years, but has taken a break from the theatre world to raise her two beautiful boys. She's excited to be back at it all with this talented group of artists.
Emily Kueppers is very excited to be participating in their second Minnesota Fringe show. Emily is entering their final year of school at Champlain College where they study Creative Media and spend a lot of their performing time doing improv comedy. Emily enjoys writing music, hosting a weekly radio show, and creating online videos. They're thrilled to be participating in this Fringe show and want to thank you all for coming out to the Fringe Festival and supporting local theater! (Emily also wants you to know that if you ever need someone to watch your dog to not hesitate to contact them, they love dogs)
Sydney Long recently received a Certificate in Graphic Design: Print Media from MCTC and hopes to work as a graphic designer for the performing arts. She has her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Theatre Arts from the University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) where she spent most of her free time on stage whether it was in theatrical productions, dance, or singing. While at UMM Sydney received two Irene Ryan nominations, once in 2015 for her performance as Holly Kaplan in Uncommon Women and Others by Wendy Wasserstein and once in 2016 for her performance as Dr. Emma Brookner in A Normal Heart by Larry Kramer. She has also received the KCACTF Region 5 award for outstanding ensemble performance along with the cast from Pinnochio Commedia in 2016. Sydney has always had a passion for the arts and is very thankful to be welcomed back to the stage with such a wonderful cast after a year long absence from acting.
Lori Roovers – is making her Fringe Festival debut and feels like she hit the Fringe jackpot! She couldn’t be more excited about this show, cast, crew, and venue. If you love this venue, you may have seen Lori in Theatre in the Round’s productions of “The House of Blue Leaves” as Corrinna Stroller and “Fahrenheit 451” as Alice. She wishes to thank you for choosing to see this show and wants you to have fun with Fringe!
Matt Davies will be a senior at Central High school this coming year. He has worked on sound for 6 musicals and plays at Central. Matt has been a sound technician at central for three years and has worked on various shows from outside companies. He hopes to continue his sound career in college.