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Board and Staff

Board of Directors

Sandy Boren-Barrett Stages Theatre Hopkins
Cate Belleveau Mask & Rose Women's Theater Collective Bemidji
Nikki Caulfield Detroit Lakes Shakespeare in the Park Detroit Lakes
Seena Hodges Theater Latte Da Twin Cities
Ben Krywosz (Treasurer) Nautilus Music-Theater Saint Paul
Darby Lunceford Minnesota Opera Minneapolis
Kristina Miller Children's Theatre Company Minneapolis
Amy Rummenie (Secretary) Walking Shadow Theatre Company Minneapolis
Doug Scholz-Carlson Great River Shakespeare Festival Winona
Rick Shiomi Full Circle Theater Company Twin Cities
Adrienne Sweeney Commonweal Theatre Company Lanesboro
Ricardo Vazquez Freelance Performer and Writer Twin Cities
Megan West (Chair) Park Square Theatre Saint Paul



Joanna Schnedler
Executive Director

(651) 789-0787

Joanna Schnedler has been active in the Twin Cities theater community for over 15 years, with experience ranging from small start-ups to major performance venues. Initially a Stage Manager, Joanna worked for a variety of Minnesota theaters and opera companies, and was a member of Actors Equity Association. Joanna been involved with Minnesota theaters as a board member, business manager, director, board operator, costumer designer, properties designer, and in box office/front of house roles. In addition, she was with Theatre de la Jeune Lune for eight years, serving as the Performance Manager.
When not working in theater, Joanna’s focus has been in fund development for nonprofit social service and social enterprise organizations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Theater Arts from Simpson College, a Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management and a Master of Business Administration from Hamline University. In recent years, Joanna held the position of General Manager for the Fitzgerald Theater in downtown St. Paul, managing the business operations for this major performing arts and public radio venue, and most recently worked in a consulting role at the Fitzgerald, with finance/budgeting, fundraising and historic preservation projects.

Ashley Hanson Ashley Hanson
Program Director

(952) 486-0533

Ashley Hanson received her MA degree in Applied Theatre from the University of Manchester (UK), where she focused on her passion, exploring the role of theatre in the sustainable development of rural communities. For the past ten years, she has facilitated, written and directed theater and arts-based programs with many different communities and organizations. She recently worked as the Program Director for Public Art Saint Paul, and considers herself an “Arts Enabler,” working with artists and organizations on administration and organization. Ashley has received fellowships from the Creative Community Leadership Institute and the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture. She is also a founding member of the Yes!Lets Collective of Twin-Cities artists, musicians and community enthusiasts, and she plays ukulele and sings in three folk/Americana bands.

Pogi Sumangil Pogi Sumangil
Administrative Assistant

(651) 789-0787

Eric “Pogi” Sumangil has been one of the most often mispronounced names in the Twin Cities theater community for the last 15 years. A native Minneapolitan, he is an Equity actor, playwright, teaching artist, and part-time hand model. He recently worked as a Presenter/Educator for Catharsis Productions, leading Sexual Assault Prevention trainings for the military and at colleges & universities. He is a two-time Many Voices Fellow, co-founder of The Unit Collective, founder of The Barkada Theater Project, a recipient of the Fil-Minnesotan Association’s Excellence in the Arts award, and once ate a 3 lb. steak in under an hour to get his name on a plaque at a steakhouse.

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