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"...the guy gives good aural."
-Glen Weldon, Washington City Paper

"...a polished, charismatic performer..."
-Robert Trussell, Kansas City Star

"...dark and passionate...thought-provoking theater..."
-Daniel Gerzina, Time Out Chicago

"...has the kind of voice one could listen to almost indefinitely."
-Jay Harvey, Indianapolis Star



1995-2002 Masque Theatre, Rochester, MN
Actor, Director, Playwright, Company Member, Dramaturg
-performed puppetry, storytelling, mime, and street theatre at various venues in SE MN
-director of the Mime Troupe and head of the Mime program
-performed in over 25 mainstage roles, including Shylock in The Merchant of Venice
-directed and adapted various projects, including Lewis Carroll's Hunting of the Snark and T.S. Eliot's Waste Land


1996-2002, 2006 Minnesota Renaissance Festival, Shakopee, MN
Street and Stage Entertainer
-wrote, developed, and performed comic adaptations of myths and fairy tales, including Moliere's Flying Doctor
-helped earn the company a special "Gem" award for street improvisation


2003-2011 Maximum Verbosity, Minneapolis, MN
Actor, Director, Playwright, Producer, Founder
-wrote and directed plays in a variety of genres, from musical comedy to verse tragedy
-wrote and toured over a dozen solo storytelling shows, from Washington, DC to Melbourne, Australia
-wrote and performed Descendant of Dragons, bestselling show in its venue in the 2007 Minnesota Fringe
-nominated for awards by theatre website FringeFamous three years running


2005-2015 Other
-director of "Fortune's Fools," a youth troupe at the Rochester Civic Theatre
-theatre critic for the Ivey Awards, Minnesota Fringe Festival, Minnesota Playlist, mnartists, and TC Daily Planet
-production assistant and stage manager for Holly Davis Productions, a religious theatre company
-co-writer and -director with comedian Ben San Del of two top-five bestselling shows at the Minnesota Fringe
-co-founder and Chair of the Rockstar Storytellers, a collective of bestselling solo performers
-co-host of Word Ninjas, a monthly storytelling open-mic at Kieran's Irish Pub
-published Indecision Now! A Libertarian Rage, a book of political humor



-studied mime from Kari Margolis (co-founder of the Margolis-Brown Performance Company), Mikael Rudolph, and extensively from Steve Budas (both Marceau-trained mimes)
-clowning workshops from Pierre Byland and Jon Ferguson, both European clowns
-studied Commedia Dell'Arte from Luverne Seiffert and Dominique Serrand, both company members at Theatre de la Jeune Lune, a Lecoq-based physical theatre

Special Skills

Puppetry, Improvisation, Lecoq-based Clowning, Decroux-based Mime, Mask Construction and Performance, Tae Kwon Doe (red belt), Tai Chi Chuan, Gymnastics, Juggling, Fencing, Stage Combat, Commedia Dell'Arte, Poetry Composition and Performance, Storytelling