Christina Baldwin returns to the Jungle having directed The Wickhams and Hand to God. She made her Jungle acting debut in Sarah Rasmussen’s production of In the Next Room, and went on to appear in The Oldest Boy and Little Women. This year Christina was named Resident Director at the Jungle Theater, made possible through a grant from the BOLD Theater Women’s Leadership Circle. She is an advocate of new work and has served as Artistic Associate, music director, creator and performer with The Moving Company. Christina’s collaborations as a performer range from Shakespeare and contemporary plays, to musical theater and opera.
MICHAEL CURRAN-DORSANO | Ned
Michael was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he spent many a cold winter night reading books and developing an enduring love of stories. When he wasn't reading, he was acquiring an eclectic portfolio of skills including tap dancing, gymnastics, and fencing. He went on to study acting at The Juilliard School where he received his BFA in Drama and now resides in Minneapolis where he pursues work in theater, film, television, commercials, and voice overs. You can catch him on TNT's The Last Ship as Lt. Gator, which is now in its fifth and final season. Some of Michael's favorite roles on the stage include Chris in All My Sons, Joe Bonaparte in Golden Boy, and Stanley in Brighton Beach Memoirs. You can hear him in over a dozen audio books through Audble. Along with his acting career, Michael is currently finishing his first book of poetry "Pilgrim”.
JAY OWEN EISENBERG | Teacher
Jay is an actor, director, writer, and arts educator based in Minneapolis by way of New York City. He is a teaching artist with Children’s Theatre Company, Penumbra Theatre, Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists, the Walker Art Center, and the University of Minnesota. As a performer and director, Jay has worked with Children's Theatre Company, the Guthrie Theater, Pillsbury House + Theatre, History Theatre, Mixed Blood Theatre, Open Eye Figure Theatre, Trademark Theater and most recently, Theater Latte Da, where he was just seen in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. He is the recipient of a 2017 MSAB Artist Initiative Grant and a 2016 SPACE on Ryder Farm Residency. Jay received his BFA in Drama from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts (Experimental Theatre Wing), and he is a proud member of both AEA and SAG-AFTRA. As a writer, he is represented by Alloy Entertainment.
BECCA HART | Alicia
Becca happily returns to the Jungle after playing #7 in The Wolves. She recently performed as Balin in The Hobbit at The Children's Theatre Company, tapped over rooftops as the titular role in Mary Poppins at Artistry Theater, and assisted in readings of new plays at The Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis.
JIM LICHTSCHEIDL | Jan
This marks Jim’s sixth show at the Jungle, previously appearing in Little Women, Fly By Night, Waiting For Godot, A Life In The Theater, and Journey’s End. Most recently he appeared as the Baker in Ten Thousand Things’ INTO THE WOODS. Last year he won the Helen Hayes James MacArthur Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his role in Shakespeare Theater Company’s Twelfth Night in Washington D.C. Other recent credits include The Children at the Pillsbury House and Nice Fish at St. Ann’s Warehouse in NY and the Harold Pinter theater in London’s West End.
FAYE M. PRICE | Judy
Faye is the co-Artistic Producing Director and co-Center Director of Pillsbury House + Theatre in Minneapolis, where she has helped to lead the transformation of Pillsbury House, a 135 year old community service center, and Pillsbury House Theatre, a 27 year old professional theatre, into a one-of-a-kind, center for creativity and community. She has performed on many national stages and was a founding acting company member of both Mixed Blood Theater and Penumbra Theatre where she remains a company member. Faye directed the world premiere of Nina Simone: Four Women at Park Square Theatre, A Crack in the Sky at the History Theatre, and most recently The Watsons go to Birmingham - 1963 at the Kennedy Center. Awarded the August Wilson Fellowship to study Dramaturgy and Literary Criticism, Faye received her graduate degree from the University of Minnesota.
ERIC SHARP | Rodney
Eric is thrilled to return to the Jungle after raising hell in Hand to God last summer. He has appeared onstage nationally and internationally at the Guthrie Theater, Ten Thousand Things, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre, as well as the Toronto and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals. He played Mowgli in Children's Theatre Company's new adaptation of The Jungle Book, and the young Dalai Lama on multiple tours of TigerLion Arts' The Buddha Prince. An Artistic Advisory Committee member at Theater Mu, Eric has appeared in Two Mile Hollow, Charles Francis Chan Jr., and Twelfth Night, as well as writing and starring in the world premiere of Middle Brother. He directs for Penumbra Theatre’s Summer Institute and is a COMPAS roster artist. Eric received a BFA from Millikin University. Upcoming: Hot Asian Doctor Husband (Theater Mu).