Meggie has been directing, assistant directing and dialect coaching in the Twin Cities since 2012. Recent directing credits include Persistent Theatre Production's: When We Were Young and Unafraid by Sarah Treem, the new play To Evaporate by Alyssa Brooke and The Basset Table by Susanna Centlivre. Meggie has directed and assistant directed with companies such as History Theatre, Gadfly Theatre, Theatre Unbound, Northern Starz Theatre, Workhaus Collective, Theatre Pro Rata, Mixed Blood Theatre, MN Fringe and more. Meggie was also a co- playwright of the new work The Bernice Project which premiered as a part of the fledgling program at the Phoenix Arts Nest. Visit here to learn more about Meggie:
Sarah graduated from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse with a degree in Theater. She moved to Minneapolis and has been Stage Managing and Directing with various theater companies the past five years. She likes to help produce new works or works that are not often produced. Her favorite shows to work on are ones that feature women and GLBTAQ+ people. During the day Sarah works as at a Senior Living Community as part of a Life Enrichment team. She enjoys bringing the arts into work through music and skits. Sarah plays violin and is a proud member of Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra, the nations first GLBTAQ+ orchestra. They just celebrated their 25th anniversary.
Marketing Manager and Assistant Stage Manager
Alex graduated from UW-Green Bay in Non-profit Administration and Spanish. She’s been involved in the performing arts since middle school, and since moving to the Twin Cities has had the opportunity to re-engage in theatre. Alex loves the exciting challenges and energy that come from an ever-changing cast and crew, and is motivated by creative projects and process improvement. She fell in love with Persistent Theatre Productions' mission, team, and high quality performances and couldn’t leave. Alex works in the Marketing department at a Twin Cities-based nonprofit called 180 Degrees. In her free time she enjoys the company of her partner, Jackie, and two fur babies, Benji the dog and Margo the kitten. Her hobbies include sipping on a well-brewed cup of coffee, strolling through nature, and feasting on quality food.
Artistic Associate and Resident Actor
After receiving her BFA from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, Audrey returned to her home state to work in the lively Twin Cities theatre scene. Recent credits include Dr. Voynich and Her Children, When We Were Young and Unafraid with PTP, As You Like It, and Twelve Angry Men. She is also the writer and co-star of short films Nora, Bye, and Art You Talking to Me? As a writer and actor, she is particularly invested in female-driven relationships and narratives about queer womxn. More at audreyparry.com.
Zoe is the Annual Giving Producer and Writer at Animal Humane Society. She uses compelling animal stories to inspire supporters and meet bold fundraising goals. Her previous non-profit experience includes four years at Planned Parenthood MN, ND, SD where she specialized in organizational effectiveness and led conversations about abortion stigma and trainings on diversity and inclusion. Zoe has fostered nearly 75 homeless animals and has a soft spot for senior Chihuahuas and neonatal kittens.
Kelsey is a dynamic and passionate fundraiser working in the Twin Cities. She enjoys working with individuals and grant making organizations to match their philanthropic interests with the goals of non-profits she is passionate about. She is a life-long learner with a Master’s Degree in Non-profit Management from Hamline University and Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and Psychology from the University of Minnesota. In her free time, Kelsey enjoys running and hiking trails, cheering on the Minnesota United (Go Loons!), or curling up with a good book with four pets.
Kelly has many years of experience in art and women related fields. She started costuming when she was 8 years old and it’s her main hobby and passion. She works with friends to run gaming conventions and leads games for attendees to play. She also designs props and costumes for Fete Fatale Productions, a combination of LARP and escape room events. Kelly attended the University of Minnesota Engineering Department and experienced first hand the challenges women face by being part of the first class that was almost 50% women and still getting treated less than the men. She worked for two years with the Minnesota business college teaching courses to high schoolers where they explored cultural diversity and the different expectations of men and women. Kelly loves to explore and play in theater. One of the greatest things you can do is expand your knowledge and increase your education to learn what choices you have in life.