Get to Know the 365 Team
Photo: Joseph D.R. Oleary
On the 365 Days/365 Plays Stage Directors:
Rick Shiomi received the 2015 McKnight Distinguished Artist Award and the Ivey Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2012. He co-founded Mu Performing Arts and served as artistic director there for twenty years.
Martha B. Johnson co-founded 21st Street Players in 1981 and Mu Performing Arts in 1992. She was a core group member of Mu for twenty years, while she taught theater at Augsburg College, where she directed over 30 productions and is now Professor Emerita.
Lara Trujillo has performed with numerous Twin Cities theater and music theater companies including: the Minnesota Opera, the Ordway, Pantages, Mu Performing Arts, History Theater, Teatro del Pueblo, and 7th House Theater.
Stephanie Lein Walseth has worked as artist, educator, scholar, and administrator at such theaters as Penumbra, Mixed Blood, and Mu Performing Arts. Her interests include the cultural poetics and politics of Native American, African American, and Asian American theatre, as well as theatre historiography, cultural studies, performance ethnography, critical and feminist pedagogies, and theatre for social change. She is currently an adjunct instructor in the theater department at Augsburg College, and recently served as Director of Inquiry at Penumbra Theatre Company.
Harry Waters, Jr. worked as an actor in New York for many years, where he created the role of Belize in the first production of Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes in 1991. He’s also worked at theatres nationally, including many Twin Cities theaters. He’s most famous for his portrayal of Marvin Berry in Back to the Future (1985.) He attended Princeton University and received his MFA in Directing from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is Associate Professor and Chair of the Theatre and Dance Department at Macalester College, where he’s directed numerous productions.
Full Circle Production Team:
Trevor Bowen, costume design (2016 Ivey Award for Emerging Artist); Karin Olson, lighting design; Dan Keyser set design; and co-sound designers: Quinci Bachman and DJ/Spoken Word Artist Michel.Be. Patricia Brown will choreograph.