Meet the Creative Team
Dustin Bronson as Robbie
MIXED BLOOD: HIR, Pussy Valley; TWIN CITIES: Juno and the Paycock, To Kill A Mockingbird (Guthrie), A Steady Rain (Gremlin), A Midsummer Nights Dream, Of Mice and Men (Park Square); REGIONAL: Hazardous Materials, Pride and Prejudice, Little Shop of Horrors, Barefoot in the Park (Creede Repertory), American Prom (TheatreWorks); AWARDS: Best Actor 2018 and Best Comedic Actor 2015 Lavender Magazine, Henry Award Nominee 2018 for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, YoungArts Winner; EDUCATION: University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theatre, B.F.A. in Acting
Elyse Ahmad as Tina
MIXED BLOOD: Orange; REGIONAL: The Who and the What (Marin Theatre Company), A Christmas Carol, Guys and Dolls (Milwaukee Repertory Theatre), Fantastic Super Great Nation Numero Uno (u/s, The Second City), Christmas Mubarak (Silk Road Rising), East by East, 8 Angry Asians (Second City Blackout Cabaret), Coupled: Your love story, improvised! (Second City Skybox); TV/FILM: Dhoom 3, Shift Focus, Horse Camp, Jimmortal, commercials for Special K and T-Mobile; DANCE: Deeva Dance Troupe; AWARDS: Winner Best Actress in a Pilot, Chicago Comedy Film Festival
Gavin Lawrence as Joe
MIXED BLOOD: Ruined, Salt Fish And Bakes, Pure Confidence, Boy, Bill Of (W)Rights, How To Improve Your Golf Game, Primary English Class, Fires In The Mirror, History Of Bowling, Birth Of The Boom, Colorblind, The Mad Dancers, Flags; TWIN CITIES: Many Colors Make The Thunder King (Guthrie), The Brothers Size, In The Red And Brown Water (Pillsbury House), Two Trains Running, Waiting In Vain (Penumbra); REGIONAL: Pure Confidence (Off-Broadway), Ma Rainey’s Black Botton (Arena Stage), Marie Antoinette (Woolly Mammoth), The Gospel Of Franklin (Steppenwolf), Blood Knot (American Players Theatre); TV/Film: Chicago PD, Joe Somebody, Justice; AWARDS: AUDELCO Award for Outstanding Actor In A Leading Role – Pure Confidence Off-Broadway and the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Howard University.
Maggie Pistner as Mrs. C
MIXED BLOOD: Debut; TWIN CITIES: Collected Stories, The Allergist’s Wife (The Minnesota Jewish Theatre), Next Fall (The Jungle), Long Day’s Journey into Night (Theatre in the Round), Other Desert Cities (Artistry); REGIONAL: Macbeth (Pittsburgh Public Theater); TV/Film: Further North (Solstice Film Festival 2008) A Serious Man, The Lucky One (Mpls. St. Paul International Film Festival 2011), Little Words (Mpls/St Paul International Film Festival, 2012), Amelia (2017), Velvet Farewell (2019); EDUCATION: University of Minnesota (BA and Post-Baccalaureate Program for Teaching license), Columbia University, NYC (MA in Blindness and Visual Impairment)
An-lin Dauber (Set & Costume Designer) MIXED BLOOD: Debut; TWIN CITIES: The Rocky Horror Show (Park Square Theatre); REGIONAL: Seven Guitars (Yale Repertory Theater), Blood Wedding (The Williams Project), Paul Swan is Dead and Gone (The Civilians), The Good Person of Szechwan (Brown/Trinity Rep), The Seagull (Serenbe Playhouse); EDUCATION: Yale School of Drama, MFA in Design
Scott W. Edwards (Sound Designer) Children’s Theatre Company’s resident sound designer for 8 years and The Guthrie Theater’s resident sound designer for 21 years, designing 140 productions. He has worked with many theaters in the Twin Cities and around the country including being a founding member of Myron Johnson’s Ballet of the Dolls and the live sound engineer and production manager for Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion. Recently his work on Mark Rylance’s and Louis Jenkins’ Nice Fish premiered in London’s West End. Awards: 2018-19 McKnight Theater Artist Fellow.
Sophie Peyton (Assistant Director) MIXED BLOOD: Debut; TWIN CITIES: Fellow Travelers (Minnesota Opera), Understood (Trademark Theater), Jefferson Township Sparkling Junior Talent Pageant, Antigone, Pirates of Penzance (Park Square Theatre), The Highwaymen, Dance ‘Til You Drop (History Theatre), Superman Becomes Lois Lane (History Theatre – upcoming); REGIONAL: The Mousetrap, Baby Doll, A Christmas Carol (McCarter Theatre Center), The Real Thing (Wilma Theater), Missed Connections (Simpatico Theatre), No Such Thing (PlayPenn New Play Development Conference); EDUCATION: Temple University, B.A. in Directing
Mary Shabatura (Lighting Designer) MIXED BLOOD: Prescient Harbingers (Gloria, Hypeman, Hooded), Is God Is; TWIN CITIES: Gloria, A Life (History Theater), Chicago (Theater Latte Da), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Theater Latte Da); DANCE: Public Love (Morgan Thorson), Grey Skies Blue, XI:XI (Shapeshift Dance); OPERA: Fellow Travelers (Minnesota Opera); EDUCATION: B.A. Theater Arts, University of Minnesota
Abbee Warmboe (Props Designer) MIXED BLOOD: Roe, Two Mile Hollow, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, Vietgone; TWIN CITIES: Chicago (Theater latte Da), Pipeline (Penumbra Theatre), Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Ordway Center), Gloria: A Life (History Theatre), A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Old Log Theater); AWARDS: 2018 MN Theater Awards Honoree for Exceptional Design, 2017 Ivey Award for Production Design for Six Degrees of Separation