Craig began working in front of house by picking up shifts at the Guthrie while in college. He joined the BNW team in 2012 and is responsible for managing our front of house staff and guest services. Craig leads the team in out-of-this-world service and makes sure that our guests enjoy every minute they spend with us.
CONTACT CRAIG ABOUT:
Visitor/audience related questions/requests/comments, employment opportunities for ushers, box officers, bartenders, or event staff
Orange is her favorite color and her favorite animal is the mighty elephant. She likes to wear enough jewelry that she makes noise when she walks.
Saint Louis Park, MN
Guardians of the Fallacy, The Polarizing Express, Booty and the Beast: A Tinderella Story, Lady and the Trump, The Working Dead, Throwback BNW, Mad Vax, 50 Shades of Gravy
What The Elf?!, Booty and the Beast: A Tinderella Story, Guardians of the Fallacy, The Polarizing Express
Joanna came onboard in January 2016, and is thrilled to bring her 13+ years of accounting experience to the institution that is Brave New Workshop. When she is not counting beans, she is herding her two sons out in the beautiful St. Croix Valley toward their own bright futures.
Contact Me About: Accounts payable or receivable; Payroll; Sales tax questions
Erin began working at the BNW more than fifteen years ago and has had multiple roles ranging from group sales to theatre marketing to her present day role as the glue that holds it all together. As the Managing Director, she keeps all lines of business communicating, often driving projects that involve the entire company and reflect BNW’s workplace culture.
Contact Me About: Partnerships/collaborations/special projects; Job openings and personnel questions; Operations; Coffee and snacks
Bobby is an expert facilitator who has bridged improvisational behaviors to real life for 7 years. Bobby’s dedication to practice has fueled success on many stages, including The Brave New Workshop Mainstage, where he has wowed hundreds of thousands of stoic Minnesotans. Recent Shows: The Trump Who Stole Chistmas, Mad Vax, 50 Shades of Gravy, Wolf of Walmart.
Contact Me About:
Using the mindset of discovery to improve storytelling, communication, collaboration, and ideation in your company; The Star Wars Universe.
Used to be the head of his hometown gang, ``The Butterscotch Boys``, until he moved to Minneapolis where it's too cold for year round gang violence.
50 Shades of Gravy, Wolf of Walmart, Twerking Around the Christmas Tree
RECENT SHOWS: Lady and the Trump
Caleb brings two decades of experience as a performer, writer, and director to The Brave New Workshop’s mainstage. During that time he has also traveled the world as a corporate speaker, trainer, and facilitator (and yes, world-class knife thrower).
CONTACT CALEB ABOUT:
The Brave New Workshop Mainstage Theatre, Master of Ceremonies Services, Live Event Entertainment, Writing Projects, and Video Production
Katy began as a writer and company member during the first Clinton administration, and they haven't managed to get rid of her yet. Yes, she is married to Artistic Director Caleb McEwen, and you can read into that whatever you like. It's a free country- for now.
CONTACT KATY ABOUT:
Auditions, tech and musical director inquiries, and maybe some other stuff (she's been around a while, so she knows things).
The Polarizing Express, Throwback BNW, Mad Vax
Booty and the Beast, Guardians of the Fallacy, The Polarizing Express, What the Elf?!, Lady and the Trump. The Working Dead, The Trump Who Stole Christmas, Throwback BNW, Mad Vax
Booty and the Beast, Guardians of the Fallacy, The Polarizing Express
Tom Reed is a Minneapolis actor and comedian who has performed regularly at Brave New Workshop, Comedy Sportz and Stevie Ray’s in addition to hosting Sample Night Live as crooning sensation Lounge-asaurus Rex.
Booty and the Beast, Guardians of the Fallacy, 50 Shades of Gravy, Mad Vax, Throwback BNW, The Trump Who Stole Christmas, The Working Dead, Lady and the Trump
Taj finds it amusing when people can't pronounce her name correctly. Don't feel bad, she can't pronounce ``clothes`` correctly. We all have our own struggles.
Booty and the Beast, Guardians of the Fallacy, The Polarizing Express, Throwback BNW, Mad Vax, 50 Shades of Gravy, The Trump Who Stole Christmas, The Working Dead, Lady and the Trump
Booty and the Beast, Guardians of the Fallacy, The Polarizing Express, Lady and the Trump, The Working Dead, The Trump Who Stole Christmas, Throwback BNW, Mad Vax, 50 Shades of Gravy
Age Against The Machine, Twerking Around the Christmas Tree, A Pedalpub Named Desire, A Snowplow Named Desire
Alan joined the BNW staff 3 years ago as an usher/box office attendant. Alan now focuses on event setup and overall guest experience. His “Yes and” attitude makes sure that no guest need will go unchecked. He also assists the operations manager with day-to-day operations.
Contact me about- Guest experience/service related questions
Dudley Riggs is a fifth generation member of a distinguished show business family, and has worked (since the age of 5) as a circus aerialist, movie actor, vaudevillian, comedian, writer, stage director, and producer.
A noted improvisational comedian, Riggs created the Instant Theater Company in New York, which he moved to Minneapolis in 1958 to become the Brave New Workshop.
Jenni is co-owner of BNW with husband John Sweeney, and serves as executive director of the BNW’s school, the BNW Student Union. Considered a ‘founding mother’ of modern improvisation study in Minnesota, Jenni has endeavored the past 20+ years to bring the mindset and tools of improvisation to as many people as possible. Outside of the BNW, the hallmark of Jenni’s community involvement is her work as co-founder of Gilda’s Club Twin Cities, a cancer support organization that opened in 2014.
CONTACT ME ABOUT:
Improvisation outreach in the community, Getting trained as an improv instructor, Applied improvisation for schools or community organizations and special audiences, Loon Calls, Using Improv for Life and Improv for Good
John is a visionary entrepreneur, author, and inspiring keynote speaker. His passion for innovation has led him on a life journey of bridging key improvisational behaviors and mindset to the business world through his work with Fortune 500 companies. His quest for making the world a better place includes building a sustainable business model for a self-funding arts organization.
Contact Me About:
Ways we can help your organization focus on and transform behaviors; Keynote speaking; cultivating an innovative mindset; entrepreneurial life; giving and philanthropy; Jiggly Boy