The Modernist chair recalls the chair Lorraine sat on while writing her plays.
Vinecia Coleman is a playwright and actor based in the Twin Cities. Her plays have been developed at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Black Swan Lab, id Theater’s Seven Devils Playwrights’ Conference, Mad Cow Theater, and others. As an actor, she has worked at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Pillsbury House Theatre, The Playwrights’ Center, Frank Theatre, Transatlantic Love Affair, and more. She was a finalist for The Playwrights’ Center’s Many Voices Mentorship, a winner of the Boise Contemporary Theater’s BIPOC Playwrights Festival, and the recipient of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Rex Rabold Acting Fellowship. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from Iowa State University and a Master of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Dramatic Writing and Directing from the University of Idaho.
Select theatre credits include Cinderella with Children’s Theatre Company, Smokey Joe’s Cafe with Ordway Center of Performing Arts, Thunder Knockin’ At the Door with Ten Thousand Things and Marie & Rosetta with Park Square Theatre. She earned a B.A in Theatre from Spelman College and has also trained at The British American Drama Academy.
Dana Lee Thompson is originally from Kansas City, MO, and relocated to St. Paul in 2009.
Some local credits include: Jungle Theatre: REDWOOD; Lyric Arts: A Raisin in the Sun, and The Revolutionist; History Theatre: Gloria: A Life; Frank Theatre: CITIZEN; Underdog Theatre: Baltimore is Burning; Mixed Blood: Barbecue; Artistry: Doubt; Wonderlust Productions: Six Characters in Search of an Author; Girl Friday: The Skin of our Teeth, and The Matchmaker; Nimbus Theatre: Redemption, Perilous Night, and Nacirema – Stories of Color; 20% Theatre: FEMMES, If We Were Birds, and The Naked I – Recognize/d. Training: BFA Degree in Theatre Performance from Missouri State University. Upcoming: History Theatre: Diesel Heart