Gremlin Staff

Peter Christian Hansen*
Artistic Director

Gremlin Theatre: Appearances include: Journey’s End, The Father, Ideation, Dial M for Murder, A Steady Rain, Don’t Dress for Dinner, H2O, Death and the Maiden, Rocket to the Moon, Sea Marks, An Absolute Turkey, After Miss Julie, Burn This, Corleone: The Shakespearean Godfather, The Enemy: Time, Fool For Love, Bach at Leipzig, Almost Exactly Like Us, The Boys Next Door, Wait Until Dark, The Crucible, Orphans, Bus Stop, Two Rooms, Hurlyburly, True West, Accomplice, and many more.

REPRESENTATIVE THEATER: Guthrie Theater: Freud’s Last Session, Clybourne Park, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Dollhouse, Macbeth, After A Hundred Years, Jane Eyre, A View From the Bridge, Peer Gynt, Boats on a River. Penumbra Theatre: Benevolence, Wedding Band. Jungle Theater: Venus in Fur. Mixed Blood Theatre: Displaced Hindu Gods Trilogy. Ten Thousand Things: Othello. Park Square Theater: Holmes and Watson, Rule of Thumb, Opus, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Romeo and Juliet, Enchanted April, Proof. Torch Theater: True West, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Yellow Tree Theatre: The Rainmaker. Provincetown (MA) Tennessee Williams Festival: Ghosts from a Summer Hotel, The Enemy: Time. Playlabs/Playwrights’ Center: The Body of an American, Slasher, A Hundred Men’s Wife. Jon Hassler Theatre: Seascape. Theatre l’Homme Dieu: Deathtrap. MN Jewish Theatre: Miklat. Theatre in the Round: Arcadia. Also appearances with The Fitzgerald Theatre/MN Book Awards, MN Fringe Festival, The Bryant-Lake Bowl.

AWARDS: Ivey Awards for performances in Burn This with Gremlin Theatre and Clybourne Park with the Guthrie Theater.

FILM / TELEVISION: Project Eden, The Public Domain, Twin Cities, Hearts Want, Special Ed, GUNN, 20/20 In an Instant, Lady Dynamite, Hypocritters, The Great White Storm, How to Jail, Long the Road.

AS A DIRECTOR: Gremlin Theatre: Taking Shakespeare, The Petrified Forest, A Doll’s House, Independence, The London Cuckolds, Serenading Louie, Don’t Dress for Dinner. MN Fringe Festival: Ferris Wheel, Brother. St. Olaf College: The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Translations. Centennial High School: The Diviners, The Miracle Worker. St. Agnes High School: The Pushcart Peddlers, Feiffer’s People, Wiley & the Hairy Man, The Actor’s Nightmare.

Gremlin Theatre Artistic Director: 1998-present.
Bloomington Civic Theatre Executive Director: 2006-2008.

* member Actors’ Equity Association

Carl Schoenborn*
Technical Director

Gremlin Theatre: As a designer: Over 40 productions including: Dial M for Murder, Ideation, Taking Shakespeare, A Steady Rain, H2O, Rocket to the Moon, Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, The Effect of Gamma Rays…, Burn This, Fool For Love, Everywhere Signs Fall, Orson’s Shadow, To All Men Named Jackson, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Almost Exactly Like Us, A Devil Inside, Wait Until Dark, The Crucible.

As an actor: Journey’s End, Uncle Vanya, The Petrified Forest, Hay Fever, Lend Me a Tenor, Wait Until Dark, Blithe Spirit, Bus Stop, Run For Your Wife, Serenading Louie, and many more.

REPRESENTATIVE THEATRE: As a designer: Children’s Theatre, Walker Art Center, Mixed Blood, Park Square Theatre, Illusion Theatre, Outward Spiral, 50 Foot Penguin, Starting Gate Productions, Bloomington Civic Theatre.

As an actor: The Jungle Theater, Frank Theater, The Ordway, Park Square Theatre, Children’s Theatre, Actor’s Theatre, Illusion Theatre, Bloomington Civic Theatre (including the title roles in The Music Man, Fiorello!, and Sweeney Todd). Minneapolis Music Theatre (including the title role in Jerry Springer: The Opera). Theatre in the Round, Starting Gate Productions.

Carl is on staff at the Children’s Theater Company in Minneapolis. As a Union Technician member, he has worked in such venues as the Xcel Energy Center, Target Center, State Theatre, Orpheum Theatre and Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. Carl also has worked extensively in many area high schools including Cretin Derham Hall (where he has been Technical Director and Designer for over ten years), Wayzata High School and the Blake School.

Sarah Bauer
Resident Stage Manager

REPRESENTATIVE THEATRE: Gremlin Theatre: Journey’s End, Samuel J & K, The Father, Dial M for Murder, Ideation, Taking Shakespeare, A Steady Rain, Don’t Dress for Dinner, H2O, Death and the Maiden, Rocket to the Moon, A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, A Behanding in Spokane, An Absolute Turkey, Sea Marks, After Miss Julie, Uncle Vanya, Burn This, The Homecoming, Corleone: The Shakespearean Godfather, The Enemy: Time. Bloomington Civic Theatre: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Les Misérables, Sunday in the Park With George. Girl Friday Productions: Camino Real. Workhaus Collective: The Great Divide, Flesh and the Desert. Exposed Brick Theatre: American As Curry Pie. Theatre Pro Rata: Cat’s Paw, Monster, Feel Good Hits of the 70’s, Slag Heap, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, Hamlet. Les Reines Formidables Theatre Company: Full Gallop. Minnesota Jewish Theatre: My Name is Asher Lev, Women’s Minyan. Bridge Productions: The Darkest Room in the House, Jackhammer, Unhappily Ever After. The Guthrie’s Singled Out Festival: American Sexy. Tedious Brief Productions: Bard Fiction. Theatre Unbound: 24 Hour Play Project (2006, 2009). Do Tank Productions: Two Hands on the Plow. Actor’s Equity Showcase: The Dumbwaiter. Theatre de la Jeune Lune: The Miser (Asst. SM). Pillsbury House Theatre: The Chicago Avenue Project (2004). Theatre L’Homme Dieu: Main Street, Grease.

Ellen Fenster
Artistic Associate & Resident Director

As a Director: Gremlin Theatre: The Father, A Steady Rain, H2O, Rocket to the Moon, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, Sea Marks, Burn This.

REPRESENTATIVE THEATRE: Park Square Theatre: The Diary of Anne Frank.  Yellow Tree Theater: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night. Workhaus Collective: The Great Divide. Theater Mu: The Tiger Among Us. Phoenix Theater Project: Art, Proof. Pillsbury House Theater: Company Member (2001-Present), Program Director—Chicago Avenue Project. Illusion Theater: Artistic Associate (2001-Present), Curator/Producer—Lights Up! Series (2005-2012).

THEATER EDUCATION WORK: South High School Theater: Program Director (2009-present). theatre E3: Resident Movement Teacher and Choreographer (2001-Present). Twin Cities Area Schools: Teaching Artist.

Minnesota Fringe Festival: They Called Her Captain by Dawn Brodey.