Aaron Henry is a founding Lumin member. He was born and raised in Hastings, MN but currently resides in Minneapolis. He is proud to have worked with Lumin on Pieces, Escape from Happiness, Scriptease, Test Tube Series, and Twelfth Night. Some of Aaron's theater credits outside of Lumin include, Jeeves in Bloom,Murder on the Nile, Jeeves Intervenes, and The Secret Garden at Theatre in the Round, The Awakening with Savage Umbrella, & Bug with Shadow Horse Theatre. 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. Aaron spends his days as a analytical lab technician for General Mills. When his is not working on a play he enjoys spending as much time as he can outside running, hiking, biking, etc.
Kelli has worked in theater and dance for as long as she can remember. She’s worked with a variety of Twin Cities theaters through the years. She co-founded and ran WideSpot Performing Arts Center in Stockholm, WI for several years. Representative roles include Shakespeare’s ladies - Gertrude, Lady Macbeth, Kate, and Olivia. (She’s hoping to add a few more to her list soon.) Other roles she’s been honored to play - Nora in Escape From Happiness, Candida in Candida, Cassandra in House of Atreus, and Gay Wellington in You Can’t Take It with You.
She works for the First Judicial District in the Finance Department. Kelli loves to play trivia, make jewelry and beaded tapestries, and attend live music events in her down time. Nothing givers her more satisfaction, though, than being a part of (lumin).
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. Her most recent credits include Viola in (lumin)’s production of Twelfth Night and Shakespeare and Company’s 2018 outdoor repertory season in which she played Dromio of Ephasus in Comedy of Errors and Octavia/Death Fury in Antony & Cleopatra. She has been involved in (lumin) from its inception and performed on stage in their productions of Pieces, Escape From Happiness, and Scriptease. And you may recognize her from the Black Dirt Theater stage where she played Ophelia in Hamlet and is currently involved in Black Dirt Improv.
Libby Wasylik is a theater artist and creative junkie from the west side of Saint Paul. In her role of Artistic Director, Libby has directed Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and Escape from Happiness. Her collaborations with other theaters include Black Dirt Theater, Locally Grown Theatre, Park Square Theatre and The Phipps 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 Feste in (lumin)theater lab’s production of Twelfth Night which took place on the beautiful trails of Spring Lake Park. Other recent roles with lumin include: Lowell in Swoopstake at the MN Fringe, Tom in Escape From Happiness, and improv guy in ScripTease. Rob has written several plays including Swoopstake which was the third play of his to be produced.
As a director, Steve has directed Kiosk Theater’s You & I: Verse andW.A.R. Theater’s Letters at the MN Fringe Festival. Most recently, he directed WAR Theater’s Ben + Trish. He was the director for (lumin)theater lab’s MN Fringe show in 2017, Swoopstake, and he also recently assistant directed Black Dirt Theater’s “Hamlet.”
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.
Caitlin was born and raised in Hastings. She began performing with Black Dirt Theater in 2012 and has rarely left the stage since. Some of her favorite roles at BDT include Jan in Bedroom Farce, the Gravedigger in Hamlet, Cecily Pigeon in Odd Couple, and as part of the ensemble in ‘Tis a Gift. She has also performed at The Phipps in Hudson as Reverend Hopkins in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever and as Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible with Locally Grown Theatre. Her favorite (lumin)theater lab roles include Sir Toby in Twelfth Night, Maggie in Swoopstake at the Minnesota Fringe Festival, and Gail in Escape from Happiness. She has also had the opportunity to work on a few short films including Illegal Aliens which screened at the Twin Cities Film Festival and led to the uncomfortable experience of seeing her face on a big screen. She is an Operating Expense Analyst at Best Buy Corporate in Richfield during the day where she pretends to be good at math. Caitlin will be seen next as Sheila in Sorry! Wrong Chimney! with St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre in Hudson.
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 with Locally Grown Theater in Cottage Grove, Lend me a Tenor and The Hunchback of Notre Dame with Woodbury Community Theater and The Three Musketeers with Theatre in the Round in Minneapolis. He works for an asphalt company in Hastings.
Kelly Nokk joined (lumin)theater lab in 2018.
Michelle Del joined (lumin)theater lab in 2018. She has worked with Black Dirt Theater (Comedy Improv, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, Perspective, Much Ado About Nothing), Shakespeare & Company (Comedy of Errors), and (lumin)Theater Lab (Twelfth Night). She has discovered a love for Shakespeare and hopes to bring more of his works to the (lumin) stage.