Under This Roof Team

The Production Team

Stephanie Lein Walseth (Dramaturg) was one of the co-writers for Full Circle’s debut production of Theater: A Sacred Passage . As an actor, director, dramaturg, and stage manager, she has worked with Penumbra Theatre Company, Mu Performing Arts, Playwrights’ Center, Guthrie Theater, Theatre Unbound, Starting Gate Productions, Theater in the Round, Frank Theatre, the University of Minnesota, and Native Voices at the Autry (CA), and Portland Stage Company (ME). Stephanie is also a theater educator and administrator whose work in the Twin Cities has included tenures with Penumbra, Mu, Mixed Blood Theatre, and Augsburg College. She recently received her Ph.D. in Theatre Historiography from the University of Minnesota.


MacGregor Arney (Disability Consultant) recently starred in Mixed Blood Theatre’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.  He’s performed also at The Southland Company, Anacostia Playhouse, Guthrie Theatre Experience, La Jolla Playhouse (understudy,) and the Edinburgh Fringe and Wagner New Play Festivals.  He’s a graduate of the University of California, San Diego MFA Acting Program.

Kenji Shoemaker (Stage Manager) is a Twin Cities based stage manager and prop designer. Under This Roof is Kenji's first production with Full Circle, and his other recent work includes projects at Stages Theatre, The History Theatre, Chanhassen Dinner Theaters, Penumbra, and Artistry. A recent Macalester Grad, Kenji is currently a production associate at Stages Theatre Company in Hopkins.

Thomas Barrett (Lighting Designer) has been the technical director and a designer at Macalester College since 1990.  Over that time, he has also worked throughout the Twin Cities as a scenic and lighting designer.  You may have seen his work at Mixed Blood Theatre, Stages Theatre, St. Paul Ballet, Skylark Opera, History Theater, and Minnesota Jewish Theater.

Amber Brown (Costume Designer) Amber Brown’s designs include Pillsbury House Theatre: Great Divide II: Plays on the Politics of Truth, Almost Equal To, The Great Divide: Plays for a Broken Nation; Loudmouth Collective: Testament of Mary; Mixed Blood Theatre: Corazón Eterno, Agnes Under the Bigtop, Red Ink; 7th House Theater: Rhinoceros; Macalester College: 12 Ophelias, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Stop Kiss.  

Michael Burden (Scenery and Property Designer) Under This Roof marks Michael Burden’s first design project with Full Circle Theater although he has collaborated extensively with Full Circle Artistic Directors Martha B. Johnson and Rick Shiomi at Augsburg University. He recently designed scenery for two Theatre Novi Most productions at the Southern Theater,  Dancing on the Edge and The Seagull.  At Augsburg Michael is an Associate Professor, teaching and designing scenery and lighting while serving as Production Manager and Technical Director. He has designed well over a hundred projects at the University.


Katharine Horowitz (Sound Designer) has designed critically-acclaimed and award-winning shows for such companies as the Guthrie Theater, the Jungle Theater, History Theatre, Mixed Blood Theatre, Pillsbury House Theatre, Mu Performing Arts, Park Square Theatre, Walking Shadow Theatre Company, Gremlin Theatre, Great River Shakespeare Festival, Second City Theatricals, and many others. A graduate of the University of Iowa, Katharine is a 2017-18 McKnight Theatre Artist Fellow at the Playwrights’ Center. www.katsound.com