Introducing the 2017 Renegade Resident Artists

We are honored, humbled and more than a little excited to share with you the names of the incredible artists who will be joining Renegade as our 2017 Resident Artists!

Thanks to generous support from the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation, these talented artists will make Renegade their artistic home for 2017, take leadership roles in Renegade’s 2017 season, and dedicate their time and talent to directing, acting or design roles in our productions.

Let’s meet them, shall we?

JULIE AHASAY

CORY ANDERSON

ANDY BENNETT

JON BROPHY

JOE CRAMER

MARY FOX

PETER FROEHLINGSDORF

NICK GOSEN

SASHA HOWELL

EVAN KELLY

COLLEEN SMITH

ZACH STOFER

MATTHEW WAGNER

 

Be sure to join us at our season kick-off party, “Saturday Night Cabin Fever” on January 21st at 8pm and spend some time getting to know our 2017 Resident Artists!

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Auditions for DOGFIGHT

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Renegade Theater Company is pleased to announce upcoming auditions for the third show of our 2017 season, DOGFIGHT, with music and lyrics by Benji Pasek and Justin Paul, and book by Peter Duchan. This production will be directed by 2017 Renegade Resident Artist Peter Froehlingsdorf.

It’s November 21, 1963. On the eve of their deployment to a small but growing conflict in Southeast Asia, three young Marines set out for one final boys’ night of debauchery, partying and maybe a little trouble. But, when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress whom he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of love and compassion.

Studded with impressive songs, an unexpected love affair and a genuine and charming soul, Dogfight has been praised by countless critics and nominated for numerous awards, winning the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical.

AUDTITION INFORMATION:

WHEN: Saturday, February 18th from noon until 2pm
WHERE: Renegade Rehearsal Space on the 3rd floor of Zeitgeist Arts, 222 E. Superior St.
PREPARE: Please prepare two contrasting 16-32 measure song selections. *Note that one of your selections must be from Dogfight. / Also be sure to bring a current photo or headshot to your audition.
CALLBACKS: Sunday, February 19th from 9:00am until 11:40pm
SIGN UP:Sign up for your 10-minute audition slot by emailing katyhelbacka@gmail.com
DOWNLOAD: Dogfight Audition Packet

Auditions for HAND TO GOD!

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Renegade Theater Company is pleased to announce upcoming auditions for the first show of our 2017 season, HAND TO GOD, written by Robert Askins and directed by Alex Goebel.

After the death of his father, meek Jason finds an outlet for his anxiety at the Christian Puppet Ministry, in the devoutly religious, relatively quiet small town of Cypress, Texas. Jason’s complicated relationships with the town pastor, the school bully, the girl next door, and—most especially—his mother are thrown into upheaval when Jason’s puppet, Tyrone, takes on a shocking and dangerously irreverent personality all its own. HAND TO GOD explores the startlingly fragile nature of faith, morality, and the ties that bind us.

AUDTITION INFORMATION:

WHEN: Saturday, November 12th at noon
WHERE: Teatro Zuccone stage in downtown Duluth.
PREPARE: We will be reading scenes from the show.
DOWNLOAD:
Hand To God Audition Packet

DOWNLOAD:
Hand To God Audition Sides

ONE WEEK TO LIVE with the cast of “The Whale”

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Our regional premiere production of The Whale opened last night to a sold-out house and a standing ovation! Critics are hailing the production and tickets are flying out the door! This big-hearted and fiercely funny new drama packs an emotional knockout, and is capped by incredible performances from some of the finest talent in our community. Here’s what it’s about:

On the outskirts of Mormon Country, Idaho, a 600-pound recluse hides away in his apartment and slowly eats himself to death. Given one week to live by his in-home nurse, and desperate to reconnect with his long-estranged daughter, he reaches out to her, only to find a viciously sharp-tongued and wildly unhappy teen. Are seven final days enough time to mend a broken family and heal a broken man?

This play has us thinking about our own lives, and what we’d do with one week left to live. We’ve asked our cast and crew to chime in as well, as a way of introducing you to them before you see the show. Next up, a talented local actress who also happens to be one of our favorite people, Michelle Juntunen!

If you had one week to live, where would you go?

A giant cabin on a lake. Probably on Madeline Island.

If you had one week to live, who would you spend it with?

I would want to spend it with select family members and close friends.

If you had one week to live, what would you eat?

Lobster and steak. Great wine. And lots of coffee and pie.

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ONE WEEK TO LIVE with the cast of “The Whale”

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Opening night of our regional premiere production of The Whale is tomorrow! This big-hearted and fiercely funny new drama packs an emotional knockout, and is capped by incredible performances from some of the finest talent in our community. Here’s what it’s about:

On the outskirts of Mormon Country, Idaho, a 600-pound recluse hides away in his apartment and slowly eats himself to death. Given one week to live by his in-home nurse, and desperate to reconnect with his long-estranged daughter, he reaches out to her, only to find a viciously sharp-tongued and wildly unhappy teen. Are seven final days enough time to mend a broken family and heal a broken man?

Since it’s just one day until The Whale goes live, we thought we’d spend the days we have left introducing you to our cast and crew, by asking them what they’d do if they had only one week to live. Next up, an actress making her Renegade stage debut, Agatha Pokrzywinski!

If you had one week to live, where would you go?

I would spend my last week outside. I would sit by Lake Superior and swim in it, no matter how cold. I would go on a whole lot of hikes around Duluth, take in the autumn splendor, and have picnics in places with quality vistas. If I could skip the 16 hour plane ride I would visit Shanghai, China a city that I hold near and dear to my heart.

If you had one week to live, who would you spend it with?

My mother, father, brother, and my lovely dog Cora. Along with a few of my oldest friends and Harry Potter.

If you had one week to live, what would you eat?

A lot of goat cheese, dark chocolate coated ginger, pesto, good bread with olive oil and balsamic, tempeh ruebens, lates, raspberries, beets, pine nuts, peppermint bon bon ice cream, carrot cake, green beans, kale, chocolate chip cookies, biscotti from Trader Joe’s, bruschetta, waffles, and pumpkin bread.

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ONE WEEK TO LIVE with the cast of “The Whale!”

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Opening night of our regional premiere production of The Whale is this Thursday! This big-hearted and fiercely funny new drama packs an emotional knockout, and is capped by incredible performances from some of the finest talent in our community. Here’s what it’s about:

On the outskirts of Mormon Country, Idaho, a 600-pound recluse hides away in his apartment and slowly eats himself to death. Given one week to live by his in-home nurse, and desperate to reconnect with his long-estranged daughter, he reaches out to her, only to find a viciously sharp-tongued and wildly unhappy teen. Are seven final days enough time to mend a broken family and heal a broken man?

Since it’s less than one week until The Whale goes live, we thought we’d spend the days we have left introducing you to our cast and crew, by asking them what they’d do if they had only one week to live. Next up, one of Renegade’s most favorite people, Jody Kujawa!

If you had one week to live, where would you go?

I would go out to New Jersey and jump the wall around Bruce Springsteen’s house. Then I would hop in an armored vehicle and see how close I could get to Area 51 in Roswell, New Mexico.

If you had one week to live, who would you spend it with?

I would spend it visiting friends and family and I would take my dogs everywhere I went and tell everyone to fuck off if they don’t like it.

If you had one week to live, what would you eat?

I would eat sushi, tacos and nachos. And I would start smoking again.

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ONE WEEK TO LIVE with the cast of “The Whale!”

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Opening night of our regional premiere production of The Whale is less than one week away! This big-hearted and fiercely funny new drama packs an emotional knockout, and is capped by incredible performances from some of the finest talent in our community. Here’s what it’s about:

On the outskirts of Mormon Country, Idaho, a 600-pound recluse hides away in his apartment and slowly eats himself to death. Given one week to live by his in-home nurse, and desperate to reconnect with his long-estranged daughter, he reaches out to her, only to find a viciously sharp-tongued and wildly unhappy teen. Are seven final days enough time to mend a broken family and heal a broken man?

Since it’s less than one week until The Whale goes live, we thought we’d spend the days we have left introducing you to our cast and crew, by asking them what they’d do if they had only one week to live. Next up, an actor fresh off his Renegade debut in Marie Antoinette, Kjell Hinkel!

If you had one week to live, where would you go?

I’d go to Lester or Hartley a lot probably. Growing up we were often in the woods, and I think I’d need the insulation and isolation.

If you had one week to live, who would you spend it with?

I think I’d handle this selfishly and keep to myself, but hopefully I would also be able to get in one more run of D&D with my group. But let’s be real, our schedules would never line up with such short notice. Of course my family.

If you had one week to live, what would you eat?

I’m not much of a food person, I’d eat what I already eat: Peanut butter sandwiches and raisins mainly.

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ONE WEEK TO LIVE with the director of “The Whale!”

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Opening night of our regional premiere production of THE WHALE is less than one week away! This big-hearted and fiercely funny new drama packs an emotional knockout, and is capped by incredible performances from some of the finest talent in our community. Here’s what it’s about:

On the outskirts of Mormon Country, Idaho, a 600-pound recluse hides away in his apartment and slowly eats himself to death. Given one week to live by his in-home nurse, and desperate to reconnect with his long-estranged daughter, he reaches out to her, only to find a viciously sharp-tongued and wildly unhappy teen. Are seven final days enough time to mend a broken family and heal a broken man?

Since it’s less than one week until The Whale goes live, we thought we’d spend the days we have left introducing you to our cast and crew, by asking them what they’d do if they had only one week to live. Next up, a director who has worked on some of our favorite productions, Julie Ahasay!

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If you had one week to live, where would you go?

I would head for the Boundary Waters, get in a canoe and try to die in the middle of the lake very late at night as I watched the Northern Lights.

If you had one week to live, who would you spend it with?

I would want Lane Ellis right there with me. And our cats, even though I would die knowing they hated me for making them float around in a canoe.

If you had one week to live, what would you eat?

I would eat walnuts, kalamata olives, vine-ripened tomatoes and popcorn.

And whiskey. Lots of it.

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ONE WEEK TO LIVE w/ the cast and crew of “The Whale”

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Opening night of our regional premiere production of THE WHALE is just one week away! This big-hearted and fiercely funny new drama packs an emotional knockout, and is capped by incredible performances from some of the finest talent in our community. Here’s what it’s about:

On the outskirts of Mormon Country, Idaho, a 600-pound recluse hides away in his apartment and slowly eats himself to death. Given one week to live by his in-home nurse, and desperate to reconnect with his long-estranged daughter, he reaches out to her, only to find a viciously sharp-tongued and wildly unhappy teen. Are seven final days enough time to mend a broken family and heal a broken man?

Since it’s one week until The Whale goes live, we thought we’d spend those seven days introducing you to our cast and crew, by asking them what they’d do if they had only one week to live. First up, an actress last seen on the Renegade stage in THE BIRDS, Carrie Mohn!

bw-headshotIf you had one week to live, where would you go?

I would go to the beach. So, ideally, I would be dying in the summertime.

If you had one week to live, who would you spend it with?

My friends and family. Duh.

… And if James McAvoy wanted to join us, I wouldn’t say no.

 

If you had one week to live, what would you eat?

Truffles, lobster, steak, pie, Tiramisu, garlic mashed potatoes, champagne, bourbon, (okay, I added drinks, I know…) chocolate cake, Michelle’s apple crisp with vanilla ice cream, Chicken in a Biskit crackers, anything from a good Mexican restaurant, and mushrooms.

Yes, THAT kind of mushrooms.

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The 2017 Renegade Season Pass!

Plus a to-be-announced 5th show in December!

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The 2017 Renegade Season Pass

The Best View Is From The Edge Of Your Seat

When you come to a Renegade Theater Company production, you’re not only supporting the local artists who live and work in this community, you’re also getting a night with the boldest, bravest theater around. We believe you shouldn’t have to travel hundreds of miles to experience the plays and musicals that are defying and redefining theater. And now, you don’t have to.
We are proud to offer a flex pass that grants you admission to EVERY show in our 2017 season. The FlexPass costs $80. And here’s what you get:
  • A savings of over 20% off the normal ticket price!
  • Discounted passes are just $68 for students, seniors and artists.
  • Includes a ticket to each of the 5 shows in our 2017 mainstage season: “Hand To God,” “The Pavilion,” “Dogfight,” “Flaming Guns of the Purple Sage,” and a to-be-announced show in December of 2017.
  • Includes assigned seating! Pick your favorite spots in the theater and have them guaranteed for you all year long. Plus, with assigned seating, there’s no need to worry if you show up with only five minutes to spare, you’ll still get your favorite seats in the house!
  • Subscribers can select their seats for any show as well as change their performance date or seating choice at no charge at any time (subject to seat and show availability) by calling our box office at 218-336-1417.
  • Single tickets go on sale three weeks prior to opening night. But subscribers can pick their seats any time! If you want to make sure you get the best seats in the house, call us before single tickets go on sale and stake your claim.

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