CREATORS

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KRISTIN STOWELL, MUSIC & LYRICS

MUSIC DIRECTOR

Kristin Garner is a composer, music director, pianist, music copyist, and educator living in Washington, D.C. Endometriosis is her first musical, written with lifelong BFF and collaborator Maria Bartholdi. She was recently music director for the regional premiere of The Cher Show and the world premiere of the new musical Mystic Pizza, both at the Ogunquit Playhouse, and she has worked as a music supervisor for Norwegian Cruise Lines for nearly a decade.

 

Teaching courses in musical theatre and music, she has served on the faculty and/or adjunct faculty at New York University, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, University of Mississippi, and George Washington University. Kristin was born and raised in Minnesota and has taught at the Guthrie Theater and performed improvised piano accompaniment for the Bearded Company's 2019 Fringe production of Swords and Sorcery.

CAST

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MARIA BARTHOLDI, BOOK & LYRICS

Maria Bartholdi is a real-life renaissance woman (all of the awesome stuff, none of the plague) living in Minneapolis, MN. She is a performer, writer, podcaster, esports host, and 10-time Upper-Midwest Emmy® Award winning video creator.

 

Maria is overjoyed to be debuting her first-ever musical, written with her BFF Kristin Stowell. She can most often be found performing at HUGE Theater, with short-form improvisational troupe ComedySportz, or creating epic improvised adventures with the Bearded Company. See her this Fringe in Swords and Sorcery: The Improvised Campaign at Theatre in the Round!

 

Twitter/Insta: @MissMariapants, mariabartholdi.com

DIRECTOR

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ABBY HOLMSTROM, JANE

Abby Holmstrom is just getting into the theatre scene in Minneapolis and most recently performed as Ariel in Lakeshore Players' production of Little Mermaid where she wore a wig on her head. She is honored to be in a show written and performed by truly brilliant humans. There is no better feeling than creating art with people who inspire you.

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NORA SONNEBORN, GINA, et al

Nora Sonneborn is just so excited to be here. She was most recently seen as The Bank Manager in Once at DalekoArts. This is her second time performing in the Fringe, but has been a lifelong Fringe fan and is thrilled to be back in the community again! When not onstage, you’ll find Nora working a bunch of jobs from home, spending too much money on food delivery, and learning any and every instrument she can get her hands on. Thanks for supporting live theater! 

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TARA BORMAN, MIRANDA, et al

Opening new works is something Tara is incredibly passionate about, so she is overjoyed to be a part of the team for this exciting new musical! Tara is an original cast member of the midwestern phenomenon Church Basement Ladies having performed her role of Signe/Beverly over 3,000 times in various productions and tours. You can see her reprise her role in a brand new CBL production this fall at the Ames Center in Burnsville. Other notable credits include work with Sidekick Theatre, Walking Shadow Theatre (Cabal), Yellow Tree Theatre, Artistry and 7th House Theatre Collective. In her free time, Tara enjoys a simple life at home in her downtown Minneapolis apartment with her beloved 10 year old Chihuahua “Happy”. 

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ALY O'KEEFFE, PRESIDENT, et al

Aly is so excited to hang up her wig(s) at the Theatre in the Round for Fringe this year! This is her third time participating in the Fringe festival and she couldn't be more excited to hang with this hilarious and talented crew. She's also been seen with Artistry and Minneapolis Musical Theatre where she most recently played Virginia in Hands on a Hardbody!

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CHRISTIAN UNSER, BOSS, et al

Christian Unser (Boss) was most recently seen as "J.D. Drew" in Minneapolis Musical Theatre's production of Hands on a Hardbody, live inside Luther Cadillac in Roseville! This is his second Fringe show, having previously appeared as “Jeff Beyden” in the Fringe musical Atlas ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. Favorite onstage roles include “Uncle Ernie” (The Who’s Tommy), "Harry" (Night of the Living Dead: The Musical) and “Max Von Mayerling” (Sunset Boulevard). Love to Jen, Gabe and Hannah for their constant understanding and support of the madness of live theater.

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DREW TENENBAUM, DEREK, et al

Drew Tenenbaum is an artist, designer, and game developer born and raised in Minnesota! When the stars align, he can sometimes be found performing on stage around Minneapolis too! You might have caught glimpses of him performing with ComedySportz since 2011. Past fringe-goers could remember him from the 2017 "hit" Fringe musical RomCom Con. This year Drew is thrilled to be working with such talented writers and performers! When he's not working you can probably find Drew napping in bed under a cozy blanket

BAND

Kristin Garner - Conductor, Keyboard

Will Roberts - Bass

Jack Strand - Drums

CHOREOGRAPHY

Krista Grover Winkka