September 2022 Performance


Daniel Bonespur/Dan Dukich (@danielbonespur) Local musician Daniel Bonespur is a composer, sound designer and musician whose work has been heard on stages all across North America and Europe. He has been recognized by The Kennedy Center with a Distinguished Achievement in Sound Design Award, supported by Nautilus Music-Theatre's Composer-Librettist Studio and is a recipient of MRAC's Next Step Fund. Dan is also a songwriter who records and performs with the moniker Daniel Bonespur.

​​"Daniel Bonespur is a trip without ever sounding like anything but a sweetheart. A pitch-perfect voice with a wry perspective and fanciful sense of storytelling that builds on that of The Magnetic Fields’ Stephen Merritt."

(Tyler Berd, Spark & Fizz)

“...Dukich somehow manages to never end up where he’s started – at no point... do you feel like you are exploring the same territory twice.”

(Jon Behm, reviler.org)

@danielbonespur

https://danielbonespur.bandcamp.com/

https://soundcloud.com/daniel-bonespur

https://www.facebook.com/danielbonespur

Spencer Retelle (aka The Other Jeannie Retelle) is a Twin Cities based drag artist, storyteller, cast member of the Hot Pink Saloon and Queerdo Minneapolis, co-hosts the America's Next Top Model podcast Standards of Beauty, and is resident soup witch of Sad Boy Soups.

@theotherjeannieretelle

Jen Scott is a Twin Cities based musician, theater maker, and teaching artist. She's worked as an actor, improviser, performer, playwright, director, storyteller, talk show host, producer, and musician.

She’s a COMPAS teaching artist, has been an artist-in-residence at Pillsbury House + Theater, and also has taught for HUGE Theater, Children’s Theatre Company, Park Square Theatre, the Brave New Workshop, and others. Recent on-stage credits include work with HUGE Theater, Uprising Theatre Company, Hennepin Theater Trust, Red Eye Theater, Four Humors Theater, and others. Jen writes a song a week as Penny and the Bandits: you can see some of Jen and her 2 minute songs at @pennyandthebandits.


www.pennyandthebandits.com

www.octoberdandy.com

@octoberdandy



July 2022 Performance


James Rone (@jamesronemusic) is a songwriter, performing artist, and educator. During the last two decades, Rone’s music has ranged from power-pop (The Seagraves) to soul-revival (The Robinson Caruso Organization) to pop-rock (School For Girls). His music has been used in podcasts (Filmspotting), short films (Bookman), collaborative theater (Sandbox Theater’s Unspeakable Things) and children’s musicals (I Don’t Want To Go To Bed). James Rone is also very very funny.

@jamesronemusic

https://www.jamesrone.com


Co-founder of Strike Theater, a non-profit dedicated to growing the Twin Cities improv, sketch comedy, and storytelling, Brave New Workshop alum Mike Fotis (@mike_fotis) is very very funny. He wrote and performed in the radio show Wits, has produced multiple multiple Fringe shows, appeared in the Netflix series Lady Dynamite, and is a founding member of the veteran improv troupe “The Mess”.


@mike_fotis



Many many thanks to Sam Landman for stepping in!!

https://www.instagram.com/slandman/


Jen Scott is a Twin Cities based musician, theater maker, and teaching artist. She's worked as an actor, improviser, performer, playwright, director, storyteller, talk show host, producer, and musician.

She’s a COMPAS teaching artist, has been an artist-in-residence at Pillsbury House + Theater, and also has taught for HUGE Theater, Children’s Theatre Company, Park Square Theatre, the Brave New Workshop, and others. Recent on-stage credits include work with HUGE Theater, Uprising Theatre Company, Hennepin Theater Trust, Red Eye Theater, Four Humors Theater, and others. Jen writes a song a week as Penny and the Bandits: you can see some of Jen and her 2 minute songs at @pennyandthebandits.

@pennyandthebandits

www.pennyandthebandits.com

https://pennyandthebandits.bandcamp.com/

https://soundcloud.com/user-379827788

www.octoberdandy.com

@octoberdandy




April 2022 Performance


Diver Van Avery (@diverdivingalltheday) is a writer and public artist living in the Powderhorn neighborhood of South Minneapolis. Seeking to infuse the poetic into the public, Diver is passionate about projects that impact people and policy in the pursuit of dismantling white supremacy.

Diver has been the Artist and Community Coordinator at Pillsbury House + Theatre and taught with Higher Education Consortium of Urban Affairs. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from Hamline University and is pursuing a Masters in Counseling and Psychological Services.

In all of her creative and professional roles, Diver is passionate about racial equity and gender liberation and pursues or creates artistic opportunities for emerging, queer, and/or artists of color to re-shape the world. She is currently at work on her debut novel. Diver is proud to be a single parent by choice and is inspired to co-create a more just world with ancestors and descendants as guides.

@diverdivingalltheday

https://www.divervanavery.com/


Miré Regulus (@archetypical_woman) is a mover, writer, and theater performance artist. Past associations include @rkology, a spoken word and music group, and performances at Patrick's Cabaret and the Center for Independent Artists. Miré directs, most notably performance pieces by Mankwe Ndosi and Gabrielle Civil. She developed new work in Red Eye's Works In Progress series and studied with the Change Exchange program on L.A.'s Skid Row. In 2009, she was a recipient of Pillsbury House's Naked Stages grant and created work for Laurie Carlos' Late Nite series in 2011. Her work is marked by poetical prose, rich language and non-linear structure.


@archetypical_woman


Daniel Bonespur/Dan Dukich (@danielbonespur) Local musician Daniel Bonespur is a composer, sound designer and musician whose work has been heard on stages all across North America and Europe. He has been recognized by The Kennedy Center with a Distinguished Achievement in Sound Design Award, supported by Nautilus Music-Theatre's Composer-Librettist Studio and is a recipient of MRAC's Next Step Fund. Dan is also a songwriter who records and performs with the moniker Daniel Bonespur.

​​"Daniel Bonespur is a trip without ever sounding like anything but a sweetheart. A pitch-perfect voice with a wry perspective and fanciful sense of storytelling that builds on that of The Magnetic Fields’ Stephen Merritt."

(Tyler Berd, Spark & Fizz)

“...Dukich somehow manages to never end up where he’s started – at no point... do you feel like you are exploring the same territory twice.”

(Jon Behm, reviler.org)

@danielbonespur

https://danielbonespur.bandcamp.com/

https://soundcloud.com/daniel-bonespur

https://www.facebook.com/danielbonespur


Silversmith (@silversmith_music) is a music and performance-maker based in Minneapolis. She has toured internationally with Emily Johnson/Catalyst and has performed &/or collaborated with various luminaries in Minneapolis and New York City, her previous home, in addition to performing Off-Broadway and in Meredith Monk’s Songs of Ascension at BAM. Margot holds an MFA in Contemporary Performance from Naropa University, a BA in Dance from Wesleyan University, and has studied at the Juilliard School and the European American Musical Alliance in Paris. Her first album, Soft Skills, will be released in July 2022 - preorder at silversmithmusic.com.


@silversmith_music

https://silversmithmusic.com/

https://www.facebook.com/silversmithmusicnow/

Jen Scott is a Twin Cities based musician, theater maker, and teaching artist. She's worked as an actor, improviser, performer, playwright, director, storyteller, talk show host, producer, and musician.

She’s a COMPAS teaching artist, has been an artist-in-residence at Pillsbury House + Theater, and also has taught for HUGE Theater, Children’s Theatre Company, Park Square Theatre, the Brave New Workshop, and others. Recent on-stage credits include work with HUGE Theater, Uprising Theatre Company, Hennepin Theater Trust, Red Eye Theater, Four Humors Theater, and others. Jen writes a song a week as Penny and the Bandits: you can see some of Jen and her 2 minute songs at @pennyandthebandits.

@pennyandthebandit

www.pennyandthebandits.com

https://pennyandthebandits.bandcamp.com/

https://soundcloud.com/user-379827788

www.octoberdandy.com

@octoberdandy