Jeff D. Larson

Executive Director

jeffJeff D. Larson is new to the role of Executive Director, but has been with Minnesota Fringe in various capacities for the last 16 years, where he's been responsible for production management, social media, corporate partnerships, and all manner of other things. He's a graduate of the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management and the Lincoln Center Directors' Lab, and has done freelance work at many Twin Cities companies, including the Guthrie, Children's Theater Company, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, and the Southern Theater. Email Jeff


Ann B. Erickson

Associate Director

annAnn B. Erickson, Associate Director, began with the Minnesota Fringe in 2009 as a Communications Intern, and has been hooked ever since. She worked her way up to Fringe Central Events Coordinator in 2010 and later Press/Marketing Liaison in 2013. In the years in between gigs at the Fringe, Ann went globetrotting, serving as a translator in Italy and a teacher in South Korea. Previously, Ann has worked as a Marketing Associate for the University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts and Dance and has done freelance blogging and marketing for various small businesses. She graduated from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities with a B.A. in Theatre Arts and Journalism. Email Ann


Mark Franko

Office Manager

markMark Franko has been with the Fringe for ten years, first as Administrative Assistant, and now as Office Manager. He is a graduate of Moorhead State University with a B.S. in Marketing, and he spent six years working in the financial industry. But his true passion has always been theater. Email Mark


Allegra Lingo

Director of Audience and Volunteer Services

allegraAllegra Lingo is responsible for recruiting, scheduling and training the house managers who run the various venues during the festival. She is responsible for audience support and access services, and she oversees the operations of box office central. Allegra is also a writer and performer who has appeared in the Fringe ten times. She is currently working on her MFA thesis at Hamline University. Email Allegra


Craig VanDerSchaegen

Online Services Director

craigCraig has been responsible for the ongoing development of Minnesota Fringe's online presence since 2007. In addition, Craig has been a volunteer photographer since 2005. Outside of his work for Fringe, Craig is a freelance web developer and photographer with a studio in Northeast Minneapolis. Email Craig


John Zeiler

Sponsorship and Ad Sales Coordinator

johnJohn T. Zeiler is no stranger to the Minnesota Fringe. Since 2006, he has directed, produced, written, designed, acted, sang, danced, and puppeteered in one form or another. A graduate from Gustavus Adolphus, with majors in Dance and English, he spends his days loving his beautiful wife and newborn daughter. On the weekends come visit him at the Summit Brewery (one of our longest standing sponsors) where he will happily give you a tour and share a delicious brew with you. Email John


Liz Neerland

Technical Director

lizLiz Neerland joined the Fringe family in 2000. In her first year with the festival, she served as Assistant Box Office Manager, and has been a Venue Technician since 2001. In the months that aren't August, Liz and her husband Josh Cragun run nimbus, producing quirky, offbeat shows at their theater space just off Broadway in NE Minneapolis. Liz is a native of Minneapolis and a graduate of Grinnell College with a degree in Anthropology. Email Liz

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