David Hanzal is a Minneapolis-based theatre artist and the artistic director/co-founder of Collective Unconscious Performance. Previously, his stage direction and design has received awards from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre National Festival and the University of Iowa. He completed his Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Directing at the University of Iowa, where he regularly developed and directed premieres of new plays and devised work with writers from the nationally-recognized Iowa Playwrights’ Workshop. David has also intensively trained with Anne Bogart and the SITI Company, Kari Margolis and the Margolis Brown Adaptors Company, Czech master puppeteer Miroslav Trejtnar, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, Open Eye Figure Theatre, and the Wesley Balk Opera/Music-Theatre Institute. He has also worked with the Guthrie Theater, the Jungle Theater, Children's Theatre Company, Nautilus Music-Theater, Skylark Opera, Red Eye Theater, Pillsbury House Theatre, Bedlam Theatre, Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater, Savage Umbrella, Shakespearean Youth Theatre, Stages Theatre Company, and Youth Performance Company, among others. For more information on David, visit his online portfolio.
Katharine Sherman is a Twin Cities-based writer and co-founder/artistic associate at Collective Unconscious Performance. Outside of Collective Unconscious, her plays have been produced by the Red Eye Theater, Mildred's Umbrella Theatre Company (Houston, TX), and the Cutting Ball Theater (San Francisco, CA). A short play of hers is featured in the anthology "The Best 10-Minute Plays of 2011." B.A.: Bowdoin College. MFA: University of Iowa.
Emily Dendinger previously collaborated with Collective Unconscious Performance on Skins, and is currently under commission to write their upcoming production of Le Cirque Feerique. Emily's other plays include Hideous Progeny (produced by LiveWire, Holland Productions, and North Park College), No Home for Bees, God Hates You, Little House/Big City, and Pocketful of Sand (winner of the 2016 Activate Midwest New Play Festival and a 2015 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Award finalist). She is a two-time winner of Theater Masters National Play Competition, a City Theatre National Award finalist, a 2017 Emerald Prize Finalist, and a Heideman Award finalist. Emily has worked around the country with companies including The Lark, Sideshow Theatre, The Alliance Theatre, NNPN, Jackalope Theatre, Filament Theatre, Available Light Theatre, Curious Theatre Company, NJ Rep and TimeLine Theatre. Emily was the 2015-2016 NNPN Playwright-in-Residence with Curious Theatre Company and is an alumni member of TimeLine’s Writer’s Collective. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa’s Playwrights’ Workshop.
Sofia Lindgren Galloway currently resides in Minneapolis, MN as a freelance director and educator. She has collaborated with Collective Unconscious Performance on the sleeping beauty in the wood and Skins, and is on board for several upcoming projects. She has also worked with Ten Thousand Things, The Jungle Theatre, Frank Theatre, 20% Theatre, Theatre Pro Rata, Gadfly Theatre Productions, Shakespearean Youth Theatre, Burntail Arts, Lyric Arts, Stages Theatre Company, Little Lifeboats, Mixed Blood, Walking Shadow Theatre, and others. She received a B.A. in theatre, with a minor in education, from St. Olaf College in 2013. In her free time, Sofia is the Community Programs Outreach Coordinator at The Bakken Museum where she uses her performance and teaching training to ignite a passion for STEM in local students. For more information on Sofia, please see her website.
Sarah Modena has previously performed in Collective Unconscious Performance’s victor + valentine, the sleeping beauty in the wood, and Skins. Other notable theatre work includes Theatre Undertow Collective’s recent production of Door to Door at the Phoenix Theater (Assistant Director, Costumer), Theatre Coup d’Etat’s Antigone (Co-Composer, Music Performance, winner of Lavender’s Best Sound Design along with collaborator and husband Steven Modena), and the world premiere of My Soul, and Other Broken Things (Playwright) at Metropolitan State University, which was an invited production at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region V, as well as the winner of “Outstanding Production of a New Work” at the national level in Washington, D.C.