The Company of SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION!
JAY ALBRIGHT (DR. FINE/ DOORMAN/PIANO) appeared in Theater Latté Da’s first production, Lost in Boston. Locally, he has appeared at the Guthrie Theater, Frank Theatre, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, the History Theater, the Illusion Theater, the Old Log Theater, Penumbra Theater and The Minnesota Festival Theater. He has also worked at the Old Creamery Theater (Iowa), the People’s Light and Theater Company
(Philadelphia), Actor’s Theater of St. Louis, Hope Summer Repertory Theater (Michigan) and The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, to name a few. He is married to Angela Timberman. They have two sons and a dog—Sam, Abe and Hutt.
PATRICK BAILEY (GEOFFREY) is originally from Belfast, N. Ireland. Twin Cities theatre includes – Theater Latté Da: All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 (with Cantus), C. (Next Festival); Frank Theatre: The Good Person of Setzuan, Cabaret, Palace of the End, Love and Information; the Jungle Theater: Le Switch, The Night Alive, The Seafarer, Shining City; Park Square Theatre: Great Expectations, Behind the Eye, Oliver Twist; Workhaus Collective: Kill Me, Don’t Go. UK theatre includes: Blood Wedding (Courtyard). Patrick trained at LAMDA, and was named Best Actor 2010 by City Pages.
MARK BENNINGHOFEN (FLAN KITTREDGE) Most recently appeared in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at Theater Latté Da. The Guthrie Theater: Juno and the Paycock, Born Yesterday, Appomattox, Time Stands Still, The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide, Great Expectations, St. Joan, Cyrano, The Merry Wives of Windsor. Off Broadway: Asian Shade and Fresh Horses at the WPA Theater, Twelfth Night at Lincoln Center, Lee Blessing’s Riches at the Court Theatre, LA. Tyrone and Ralph (Production Ivey Award) at the History Theatre, Shooting Star at Park Square Theatre, The Hot House for Dark & Stormy Productions. TV and Film: Movie Stars, Frasier, Drew Carey, Chicago Hope, The Public Domain, Wilson, La Stanza Accanto, Older Than America and Herman, USA. More info at www.markbenninghofen.com
JUCOBY JOHNSON (PAUL) is honored and excited to be making his Theater Latté Da debut. Other acting credits include Ten Thousand Things (Pericles, Dear World), Underdog Theater (Baltimore is Burning), Mu Performing Arts (You for Me for You), MN Jewish Theatre (The Whipping Man), Park Square Theatre (The Liar), and Great River Shakespeare Festival (Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It). Upcoming projects include Red Velvet at Walking Shadow Theatre and The Nether at the Jungle Theater. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota / Guthrie B.F.A. Actor Training Program.
JULIE MADDEN (KITTY) Previous shows with Theater Latté Da: New York Musical Shorts; NEXT: New Musicals in the Making; and Company. Work with local companies includes Actors Theatre, Hey City, the Illusion Theater, the Playwrights’ Center, and Torch Theatre. Julie’s real job is with St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Minneapolis as Director of Peace and Justice Ministries. She’s thrilled to be back with Theater Latté Da.
RILEY MCNUTT (DOUG/DETECTIVE/TENOR SAXOPHONE) is very excited to be returning to Theater Latté Da in Six Degrees of Separation. Earlier this season, he was in All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914, and he played Mother’s Younger Brother in Ragtime, both with Theater Latté Da. He recently appeared in Artistry’s productions of Fiddler on the Roof as Motel and in Phantom as Phillipe. Riley has worked with Minnesota Orchestra in Carousel; with Skylark Opera in Candide, Wonderful Town, and The Vagabond King; and in many productions with Minnesota Opera. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Riley is happy to have made a home among the artists of Minnesota!
JOHN MIDDLETON (LARKIN) is very pleased to return to Theater Latté Da having appeared in Song of Extinction in 2011, and last year’s world premiere of C. John has performed throughout the Twin Cities with companies including the Jungle Theater, Frank Theater, Gremlin, Torch, Sandbox Theater, and Park Square Theatre. Upcoming projects include Up: The Man in the Flying Chair with Theatre Pro Rata and Idiot’s Delight with Girl Friday Productions.
GABRIEL MURPHEY (RICK/HUSTLER) is absolutely thrilled to be working with Theater Latté Da for the first time. A Kansas native, Gabriel has worked with many regional and local companies including the Kentucky Repertory Theater, the Jungle Theater, the Moving Company, Park Square Theatre, Frank Theater, The Minnesota Jewish Theater Company, Wanderlust Productions, Theater Pro Rata, Workhaus Collective, Great River Shakespeare Festival, Walking Shadow Theatre Company, among others. Gabriel trained with Webster Conservatory and the British American Drama Academy and was an acting apprentice with Great River Shakespeare Festival. Up next, Amy’s View at Park Square Theatre and Idiot’s Delight with Girl Friday Productions.
DAN PIERING (WOODY/POLICEMAN/GUITAR/CELLO) is absolutely thrilled to be performing again with Theater Latté Da. He last appeared with Theater Latté Da in Song of Extinction in 2011. Previous local credits include South Pacific at the Guthrie Theater, Earthquakes in London at the Guthrie’s Dowling Studio, Much Ado About Nothing at the Public Theater of Minnesota, Freckleface Strawberry at the Old Log Theater, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with the Minnesota Centennial Showboat and Escape from Alcina’s Island with Mixed Precipitation. Dan is a recent graduate of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater Actor Training Program, and has a second degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. Television: Broadway or Bust (PBS). Awards: Hennepin Theatre Trust Spotlight Triple Threat 2012, Minnesota Scholar of Distinction 2011.
GRANT SORENSON (TRENT/BEN) Theater Latté Da: Spring Awakening; as assistant director: Aida, Cabaret. the Guthrie Theater: The Winter’s Tale. 7th House Theater: founding member, Rhinoceros, The Passage, or What Comes of Searching in the Dark, Jonah and the Whale, Little Shop of Horrors, Cinephilia, Hair. New Epic Theater: Coriolanus, The Normal Heart, Now or Later. Yellow Tree Theatre: Next to Normal. The Playwright’s Center: Le Switch. Frank Theater: The Threepenny Opera. Upcoming: Medea, New Epic Theater. Awards: Ivey Award, Now or Later. www.grant-sorenson.com
KENDALL ANNE THOMPSON (TESS/ELIZABETH/GUITAR) is grateful to return to Theater Latté Da, after previously appearing in C., and Into the Woods. Other credits include: Rhinoceros, The Passage, The Great Work, and Jonah and the Whale with 7th House Theater; Radio Man, Baby Case, Working Boys Band, and This Side of Paradise with the History Theatre; Urinetown, and Always, Patsy Cline with DalekoArts; RENT with Lyric Arts; Oliver! and 9 to 5: The Musical with Minnetonka Theatre; Spring Awakening, Romeo & Juliet, The Sound of Music, and Hamlet with Roxy Regional Theatre. She is a graduate of The Boston Conservatory BFA Musical Theatre program. www.kendallannethompson.com
SALLY WINGERT (OUISA KITTREDGE) is returning to Theater Latté Da where she was last seen as Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Maria Callas in Master Class. Her work with Peter Rothstein includes Family Secrets and Woman Before a Glass, both for the Minnesota Jewish Theater, Doubt for Ten Thousand Things and Private Lives and Other Desert Cities most recently at the Guthrie. Other recent work includes Taylor Mac’s HIR, directed by Nigel Smith at Mixed Blood, SHOOTING STAR at Park Square and, most recently, JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK, Joe Dowling’s final production at the Guthrie. Sally has performed at The Guthrie in over 80 productions since 1985. She has worked locally at Mixed Blood, The Jungle Theater and many others. She appeared on Broadway and London in La Bete and has also worked at Yale Rep, The McCarter Theater, and ART in Boston. Most recently she appeared in HENRY V at Chicago’s Shakespeare Theater. She is the recipient of a 2014 McKnight Artist Fellowship.