Associate Company Member of Pillsbury House Theatre.
Co-founder of Million Artist Movement, a collective of artists committed to Black liberation.
Co-founder of the award-winning synchronized swimming team, The Subversive Sirens.
Founder of Rootsprings Coop, a retreat center for BIPOC artists/activists/healers.
Co-founder of MaMa mOsAiC, a women of color theater company whose mission is to evoke positive social change through female centered work.
Core team member of REP Community Partners.
Signe earned her MFA in Acting at the Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at the American Repertory Theatre at Harvard and Moscow Art Theatre.
Current projects: Director of Bridgforth’s bull-jean stories, Associate Director of Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower Opera, Choreography for Love of Silver Water, Playwright for Dysmorphia. Recent directing credits: Dining with the Ancestors, Fannie Lou Hammer Speak On It, Hidden Heroes
Noël holds an MFA in Acting from the University of Minnesota and a BFA from Ithaca College in New York. She currently serves on the Boards of Directors of the Multicultural Development Center and the Burning House Group Theatre Company which she co-founded in 1993. She is also a company member of Carlyle Brown and Company. She has taught acting classes and theatre movement in multiple settings to children, college students and adults with developmental disabilities. Noël is an Equity actor who has performed with Pillsbury House Theatre, the Burning House Group, the Guthrie Theater, Penumbra Theatre, Bryant Lake Bowl, and Minnesota Festival Theatres in Minnesota as well as the Hangar Theatre in New York. Noël’s directing credits include Underneath the Lintel, An Almost Holy Picture, Far Away, Angels in America: Parts I and II, and [sic] at Pillsbury House Theatre, From Shadows to Light at Theatre Mu, The BI Show with MaMa mOsAiC, and multiple staged readings and workshops through the Playwrights’ Center, among others. Noël has served on numerous panels including TCG/American Theatre, the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Playwright’s Center and United Arts, to name a few.
Elizabeth has been a freelance stage manager in the Twin Cities for over 10 years. As a stage manager she has worked with Pillsbury House Theatre, History Theatre, Jungle Theater, Mixed Blood Theatre, The Guthrie Theater, Penumbra Theatre, as well as others. In 2011 she took became the production manager of Pillsbury House Theatre. Elizabeth is a proud member of Actors Equity Association and holds a BFA in Theatre Production from Rockford College in Rockford, Illinois.
Elise Gumm is a lifelong Minneapolitan and creative whose duties include all things marketing, communications, design, web, and social media. They hold a B.A. in Cinema & Media Culture from the University of Minnesota, firmly believe in the power of art to create community, and have been thrilled to be a part of Pillsbury House Theatre’s mission and vision since summer of 2021.
Hoyt has the added benefit of raising a family three blocks from PH+T and is honored to have the opportunity to engage local artists and community members in creative practice towards the development of a vibrant and healthy community for all of its members.
Kari has been directing and acting in plays since she was a kid. As an adult she has worked at Wonderlust Productions, Theatre Latté Da, Twin Cities Theater Camp, and Cristo Rey Jesuit High School. Kari believes in theater that generates new ideas, empowers new voices and sparks creativity.
Pramila Vasudevan is the director Naked Stages, artistic director of Aniccha Arts and is an experimental artist who creates immersive performance environments using an interdisciplinary voice of movement and electronic media. She is a 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship recipient.
ASSOCIATE COMPANY MEMBERS
Jamila Anderson, Clare Brauch, Laurie Smith Carlos (1949 – 2016), John Catron, Christiana Clark, Paul de Cordova, Stephen DiMenna, Brian Goranson, Signe Harriday, Daniel Alexander Jones, Jodi Kellogg, Blayn Lemke, Marion McClinton (1954 – 2019), Kimberly Joy Morgan, Sonja Parks, Heidi Batz Rogers, Michael Wangen (1954 – 2020), James A. Williams, Payton J. Woodson
Norah Shapiro, Chair; Cordelia Anderson; Pamela Arnold; Melodie Bahan; John Humleker; Jim Langemo; Sarah Milligan-Toffler; Eric Mueller; Julie Sand; Anthony R. Wagner; Nedy Windham