Grace Barnstead is an emerging theatre artist in the Twin Cities. She is currently obtaining her B.A. in Theatre Arts and English from Hamline University in St Paul. Her past directing credits include Shakespeare on the Lawn, The Dinosaur Play: a touring children’s show, and A Grimm Night on the Lawn, all at Hamline University. Though she performed as Hillary Clinton in Trump: A Musical Tale for the 2016 Fringe Festival, Frankenstein marks her Fringe directing debut!
Lisa is a Playwright, Actor and Director. Her play, "Consequences of Kissing Dragons" was produced in the Minnesota Fringe Festival in 2012. Lisa's writing had been performed with Theater Beauregard, at The University of Iowa and selected to be in the University of Iowa Playwright’s Festival. Recently, she has also Stage Managed with Sandbox Theater Company. Favorite acting rolls of Lisa's include Abigail in The Crucible and Mayella in To Kill a Mockingbird. Lisa has an MFA in Playwriting from the University of Iowa's Playwright’s Workshop. She is the Fundraising and Outreach Coordinator at the Minnesota Academy of Science.
Maurice Fields III
Maurice Fields III is an actor from Saint Paul who is excited to be in this production of Frankenstein. This is Maurice's first Fringe Festival, and he is excited for what it brings him. Maurice has been in several well known pieces such as The Seagull, West Side Story, Working: The Musical, and Spoon River. He is currently a double major in Theatre and Vocal Performance at Concordia in Saint Paul.
Cate Jackson returns to Fringe after three years away! Last seen at Fringe in "Crime and Punishment" with Live Action Set, she is so excited to bring more monsters back to the table. Cate is an actor in the twin cities and has worked most recently with Arts Nest: a project of The Phoenix Theater, and appeared in TEASE 2017 at The Crane. Happy Fringing!
Jacob Krohn is an actor and dancer from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He graduated from Hamline University with a Theatre Arts degree and attended a semester program at the National Theatre Institute in Waterford, Connecticut. He has been in productions like Hamlet, Passion Play, The Seagull, and Long Days Journey Into Night. This will be Jacob’s debut at the Fringe Festival.
Julie Manning is excited to be part of her first Fringe Festival show! She attends Wagner College (Staten Isl. NY) as a Theatre Performance major and was most recently seen in Dancing at Lughnasa at Viterbo University as Kate (u/s). Julie enjoys singing, reading and being in the great outdoors. She'd like to thank her sister, Kristi for being the rockstar of her life.
Laura Mason is a local actor and writer. She enjoys physical and devised theatre and writes anything from poetry about heartbreak to political commentary on Congress's shenanigans (those may not be all that unrelated). She also has been doing a lot more film lately. This is her third show in the Fringe, the other two being that choose-your-own-adventure roadtrip show and the musical walking tour around West Bank. If you ask her what else she's working on, she'll tell you about her company, Theatre of Melpomene, and how she's trying to produce a greek theatre festival to take place next spring. She loves to collaborate and she definitely wants to grab a beer after the show.
Rane Oganowski is an costume designer, makeup technician, and stage manager based in the Twin Cities. Her work has been featured in Hamline University’s 2016 production of Hamlet, in which she was the lead costume designer, as well as designed makeup and wigs for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is Ms. Oganowski’s premiere as a stage manager, and she very much looks forward to sharing this work and the talents of this cast with the Twin Cities community.