Aaron Henry is a Hastings native, currently living in Minneapolis. Some of Aaron's theater credits include, The Awakening with Savage Umbrella, Murder on the Nile, Jeeves Intervenes, and The Secret Garden at Theatre in the Round, Bug with Shadow Horse Theatre LLC. He has been seen in Hauptmann as Bruno Hauptmann, and as Roche in Rat in the Skull, both with Candid Theater Co. He has also performed in Hastings with Black Dirt Theater. His credits there include: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Annie, Arsenic and Old Lace, and Black Dirt Improv. He graduated from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. During his time at Saint Mary’s he appeared in Hamlet, Our Town, Guys and Dolls, Machinal, and All’s Well that Ends Well. Aaron spends his days as a laboratory analyst at Pace Analytical. When his is not working on a play he enjoys spending as much time as he can outside running, hiking, biking, etc.
Kelli Tatum has worn several different theater hats - writer, producer, director, actor, choreographer - but she loves acting most of all. She has worked in various capacities for the Refreshment Committee, Park Square Theater, Theater in the Round, Black Dirt, Jelli Role Productions, and a host of others. She lives in Hastings with her joyful, shaggy dog, Teddy.
Leah Christine was born and raised in Rochester, MN. She graduated from New York University: Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Acting/Drama. You may have seen her as Ophelia (with bright purple hair) in Black Dirt’s production of Hamlet or Shakespeare and Company’s 2016 out door repertory season in which she played Miranda in The Tempest.
Prior to returning to Minnesota, some of Leah’s favorite credits include Rosalind in Exploded Shakespeare’s interpretation of As You Like It; Rodica in Mad Forest; and Trojan Women. While she clearly loves performing classical works, she is excited to be working on more contemporary and new works with her fellow (lumin) members.
Libby Wasylik is a theater artist and creative junkie from the west side of Saint Paul. Her directing credits include Hamlet at the Hastings Art Center, Guys And Dolls for Black Dirt Theater and The Crucible for Locally Grown Theater. Libby’s passion for theater might only be eclipsed by her love for her husband Dave, her Dog Ozzy, and binge watching entire seasons of Parks and Recreation in one sitting.
Rob most recently appeared as Lowell in (lumin)theater lab’s Swoopstake, Tom in lumin's Escape From Happiness, Reverend Hale in Locally Grown Theatre’s The Crucible and King Claudius in Black Dirt Theater’s Hamlet. Rob has written several plays including Swoopstake which was the third play of his to be produced.
In the past ten years, Steve has worked on lots of projects in a variety of different roles.
As a director, he has directed “You & I: Verse” and “Letters” at the MN Fringe Festival. One of his favorite shows he directed was “BackStory,” which performed at Long Lake Theater in Hubbard, MN. He also recently assistant directed Black Dirt Theater’s “Hamlet.” This December, he will be directing WAR Theater’s “Ben + Trish.”
Steve has worked with Sample Night Live since 2010, currently as a designer for projections. He was previously the production stage manager, and still works to connect new groups to Sample Night Live.
Steve has worked as a stage manager at a lot of companies. Some past favorite credits include: “Eurydice” at Chameleon Theatre Circle “Motherhood Out Loud” at Theatre Unbound “T Bone N Weasel” at Theatre Pro Rata “Tis A Gift” at Black Dirt Theater “Turn Signals” at Freshwater Theatre
Tom has done theater off and on since high school, taking part in a few shows at Augustana College in Sioux Falls as he received his B.A. He then joined up with Black Dirt Theater upon his return to Hastings in 2012. He has done many shows, musicals and improv comedy with BDT as well as 'Our Town' and 'The Crucible' in with Locally Grown Theater in Cottage Grove, 'Lend me a Tenor' with Woodbury Community Theater and most recently in 'The Three Musketeers' with Theater in the Round in Minneapolis. He works for an asphalt company in Hastings.