ENSEMBLE

Monika Browne-Ecker

Ensemble Member, Operations & Production Manager

Monika Browne-Ecker joined the Theatre B ensemble in early 2018 and became an artist administrator in the Theatre B office in the Spring of 2018. Monika has performed with Theatre B in HamletMarjorie Prime, The Art of Bad Men, staged reading of The Sweet New, and Re-Entry, and worked on design and management in The Roommate, The Last Schwartz, Meditation Retreat (Director) – a community collaboration with the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, Blackbird, Santaland Diaries (Assistant Director), Church & State, A Beautiful Hell, I Will Not Go Gently, 1984, and Straight White Men. Monika loves all aspects of theatre, facilitating community collaborations, hosting meaningful conversations, as well as being involved in the creative community of Fargo-Moorhead.

Crystal Cossette Knight

Ensemble Member

Crystal Cossette Knight joined the Theatre B ensemble in the fall of 2017, and was seen on stage last season as Lina in Cry It Out and Una in Blackbird. She also assistant directed Church & State, and has previously performed with the company in The Moors, Hand to God, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, and Boy’s Life. Other local credits include The Magic Flute (Fargo-Moorhead Opera) and Company, Cabaret, and Into the Woods (Wheelhouse). Crystal graduated from Augsburg College with degrees in Theatre Arts and Organizational Communications.

Jacob Hartje

Ensemble Member

Jacob Hartje is a local comedian/actor of stage and film. His recent productions include: The Last SchwartzHamlet, Blackbird, Church & State, Women of Clay, 1984, and others. 

David Huebner

Ensemble Member

David Huebner (Lighting Design) is in his fourth season with Theatre B. He has worked as the Technical Director at the Fargo Theatre and does freelance lighting design and rigging for concerts in the area. Previous credits include technical direction for Theatre B’s Straight White Men and lighting design for The Sweet New, Slice of Life, 1984, Blackbird, and Hamlet. He graduated from Augustana College, Sioux Falls, with degrees in Math, Physics, and Computer Science and works as a software developer for Bushel. He is currently co-designing the production of The Father (scenic and lighting design) at Theatre B.

Maren Jystad- Spar

Ensemble Member

Maren Jystad-Spar performed in her Theatre B début in The Underpants (Louise), later appeared as in Becky’s New Car (Kenni), and most recently as Jessie in Cry It Out. Maren graduated in 2009 from Concordia College with a double major in Theatre Arts and Communications. She has also been seen on stage with the Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre and Bare Stage Theatre. Some favorite roles include Cabaret (Fräulein Schneider) at Concordia, touring with FMCT in The Wizard of Oz (Glinda/Wicked Witch), and Romeo & Juliet (Juliet). She is currently employed at the E.L.C.A. Synod Office.

Tim Larson

Ensemble Member

Tim Larson graduated from Vanguard University in Southern, CA with a B.A. in Theater/Communications.  Some of his favorite credits include: Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, Judge Danforth in The Crucible. At Theatre B Tim performed in Cry It Out and 1984, and directed the mainstage production of Church & State. He is an active member of the Linebenders Improv comedy group, starred in the feature film 305, and directed a feature length Star Wars Documentary currently on Netflix called Jedi Jr High

Tucker Lucas

Ensemble Member

Tucker Lucas is a director, podcaster, and performer who has worked in many capacities at Theatre B since joining the ensemble in 2007. He performed in Rabbit Hole, The Pillowman, The 39 Steps and God of Carnage and most recently in Hamlet. Tucker also directed The Santaland Diaries. Tucker made his theatre directorial debut with The Underpants in the spring of 2011, and has designed several of Theatre B’s posters. He currently works as the Video Producer for H2M in Fargo.

Clare Lynch

Ensemble Member

Clare Lynch joined the Theatre B ensemble in 2019, having previously performed on the Theatre B stage in The Last SchwartzChurch and StateThe MoorsEquivocation, and The Art of Bad Men. She graduated from NDSU in 2015 with a BFA in theatre arts. When not at the theater or at work, Clare is usually knitting, baking, or teaching dance group fitness classes.

Mik Reid

Ensemble Member

Mik Reid joined the ensemble in 2016 and has appeared in the recent Theatre B productions of Marjorie PrimeEquivocation and Straight White Men. Other notable past credits include The Zoo Story, Tony & Tina’s Wedding, Cabaret, A Few Good Men, Hamlet, Macbeth, and Romeo and Juliet. He graduated from NDSU with a B.A. in Psychology and lives in Fargo.

Pam Strait

Ensemble Member

Pam Strait joined the ensemble in 2008. She holds a B.A. in Theatre from Henderson University, attended the National Shakespeare Conservatory, and has been acting, writing, and directing for more than 30 years. Pam’s Theatre B acting credits include Hamlet, Meditation RetreatVanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Good People, Clybourne Park, The Dead Guy, Kuwait, The Laramie Project, and Third. She also directed BlackbirdHand to God, Vino Veritas, and Next Fall. Pam is the Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator for the Fargo Public Library.

Mikey Sunram

Ensemble Member

Michael Sunram holds a B.F.A. in Theatre from NDSU. He has been involved with Theatre B since its start. He has run sound and lights for past Theatre B shows such as Parallel Lives, Quake, The Santaland Diaries, Rabbit Hole, and others. He has also designed lights for Kuwait, Next Fall, Becky’s New Car, 12 Dates of Christmas, Scrooge Macbeth, and Hand To God, as well as acting in Theatre B’s productions of The Last Schwartz, Straight White Men, Almost, Maine, Wit, Boy’s Life. Outside of Theatre B, Michael was a member of the Harwood Prairie Playhouse in West Fargo for 14 years.

Missy Teeters

Ensemble Member

Missy Teeters is a graduate of Concordia College where she studied Theatre Arts and English Literature. Since joining the Theatre B ensemble in 2006, Missy has been seen in numerous productions, including HamletCry It OutChurch & State, The MoorsHand to God, Slice of Life, EquivocationVanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, 33 Variations, The Twelve Dates of Christmas, WintertimeFat PigKuwaitZara Spook & Other Lures, and Sylvia. Missy has also served in various technical capacities such as stage management, properties, and sound design.

Carrie Wintersteen

Executive Director

Carolyn (Carrie) Wintersteen is a founding member and Executive Director of Theatre B, where her performance credits include I Will Not Go Gently, Slice of Life, Equivocation, Wit, Scrooge Macbeth, God of Carnage, Becky’s New Car, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Guys, Joined at the Head, Parallel Lives, Dinner with Friends and others. She holds an MFA in Acting from the University of Pittsburgh where she spent three summers performing with the Three Rivers Shakespeare Festival. Previously at Theatre B, Carrie co-directed The Moors, and directed last year’s A Beautiful Hell workshop performances and the mainstage production of Cry It Out. Carrie is a Lake Region Arts Council/McKnight Fellow and three-time recipient of the HPR Best Actor award. In her free time, she enjoys family game night, lake time, riding tandem, travel, and tasting fine wine and chocolate.

David Wintersteen

Founding Member

David Wintersteen is a founding member of Theatre B and Director of Theatre for Concordia College. At Theatre B, his directing credits include HamletSlice of Life, Equivocation, Wit, Wintertime, and Joined at the Head, and he performed in Vino Veritas, Joined at the Head, and Sylvia. His Concordia directing credits include The Secret in the Wings, Dracula, The Metal Children, The Elephant Man, She Stoops to Conquer, Picnic, Medea, Equus, and Measure for Measure. In addition to directing and acting, David crafts many of Theatre B’s theatrical effects, including spurting blood, exploding ornaments, running water, falling snow, a spaceship landing, and a 1000-gallon pool. David earned a B.A. from Luther College, an M.F.A. in Directing from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and a Ph.D. in Theatre from the University of Oregon.

Ensemble Members in Absentia

Amber Rae Bernhardt

Founding Member in Absentia

Amber Rae Bernhardt holds a BFA in performance from North Dakota State University and is a co-founder of Theatre B. She was formerly employed with Trollwood Performing Arts School in Fargo and later at the marketing and public relations firm of Carol Fox & Associates in Chicago. Additionally, she served on the Associate Board of Directors of Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago and on the Marketing Committee for the award winning Chicago Chapter of the National Concierge Association. She continues to follow her creative aspirations as an independent producer and publicist for local theatres, musicians and comics, as well as contracting freelance film and commercial work. She is currently the Executive Director of Dakota Stage Ltd. in Bismarck and serves on the Board of Directors of the Downtowners Association.

Emily Clemenson

Ensemble Member in Absentia

Emily Clemenson joined the ensemble in 2011. She is a 2010 graduate of Concordia College and was seen in a few plays, musicals, and one acts in college. At Theatre B, she appeared in Almost, Maine and ReEntry, and has been behind the scenes for Kuwait, The Underpants, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Next Fall and The 39 Steps. Emily serves as chair of the Audience Development Committee at Theatre B and is production manager for the 2012-13 season. She currently works at Concordia College as an online content editor.

Mary Cochran

Ensemble Member in Absentia

Mary Cochran was a member of the Theatre B company from 2006 – 2013. She has appeared in nine main stage productions as well as a number of community collaboration projects. In the spring of 2010, Mary brought the one-woman production of Joan Didion’s Year of Magical Thinking to the B stage and other sites in North Dakota and Minnesota. Her backstage credits include working as a dresser and props handler for several productions.

Brad Delzer

Ensemble Member in Absentia

Brad Delzer has been a member of the Ensemble since 2007. For Theatre B has directed The Pillowman, Clybourne Park, Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Tuna Christmas, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Third, The Year of Magical Thinking, Sylvia, Kuwait, Ellis Island: The Dream of America, Re-Entry, and Body & Sold. He was onstage for Fat Pig (Carter) and The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later. He holds a B.F.A. Degree in Theatre Arts with a minor in English from North Dakota State University. He has trained with the SITI Company of New York and the Suzuki Company of Toga-mura, Japan. He is an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and a member of the United States Institute of Theatre Technology.

Blaine Edwards

Ensemble Member in Absentia

Blaine Edwards is finishing his M.F.A. in theatre from the University of Central Florida, writing a thesis discussing how stories can be told on stage without the use of spoken language. He recently finished an internship at Orlando Shakespeare Theater and had the opportunity to share the stage with Michael Dorn in OST’s production of Antony & Cleopatra. Blaine also worked closely with playwright Lee Blessing in a staged reading of Minneapolis/St. Paul. While at Theatre B, Blaine originated the role of Victor in David MacGregor’s Scrooge Macbeth. Blaine is a member of the Equity Membership Candidate Program and currently makes his home in Orlando, returning to North Dakota during the summer.

Alexandra Farren

Ensemble Member in Absentia

Alexandra Farren works mostly in the area of stage management and but has also served various other roles backstage.  Stage Management credits include Scrooge MacbethThe SeafarerNext Fall and Good People, as well as the staged readings of Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays and 8: The Play.  Alie is a graduate of NDSU and holds a degree in Theatre Arts with a minor in Business Administration and works at a law firm in Minneapolis

Joel Farren

Ensemble Member in Absentia

Joel Farren is a graduate of MSUM with a degree in Music Industry. He has designed the sound for many Theatre B shows including Storefront Church, Clybourne Park, The 39 Steps, The Seafarer, Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, and Kuwait. Other credits include sound consulting for The Pillowman and Third, lighting designs for A Tuna Christmas and The Dead Guy at Theatre B, and sound designs for Legally Blond, The Music Man, Anything Goes, and Shrek at Trollwood Performing Arts School. Joel currently lives in the twin cities and works in concert/install audio and rigging for Farber Sound Inc. Oregon.

Stacy Harfield

Ensemble Member in Absentia

Stacy Harfield is a 2004 graduate of Concordia College, where she majored in Theatre Arts and Communication Studies, and minored in English Literature. While at Concordia, she worked as Properties Master and House Management Coordinator. On stage she appeared in Sweet Charity, Pippin, and Go-Go Beach. Since leaving college, she has been actively working with Theatre B, serving as Stage Manager for Joined at the Head, Brilliant Traces, Romantic Fools, Rabbit Hole and Zara Spook, and as Box Office staff for several shows. You can also occasionally find her running the light board. In her spare time Stacy works at US Bank where she is a banker.

Shea Hittman

Ensemble Member in Absentia

Shea Hittman joined the ensemble in 2014. Her recent stage management credits include Theatre B’s productions of Hand to God, Equivocation, 33 Variations, and Gruesome Playground Injuries. Shea originated the role of Jamie in Theatre B’s 2016 production of The Sweet New. She has also worked at the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, NY and the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center in Colorado Springs, CO. Shea recently vacated her position as Operations Manager to pursue an M.F.A. at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Lori Horvik

Founding Member in Absentia

Lori Horvik is a founding member of Theatre B where she has directed Straight White Men, Zara Spook and Other Lures, Brilliant Traces, The Guys, Parallel Lives, and Two Rooms. She has appeared in the Theatre B productions of Slice of Life (Denise), Good People (Margie), Vino Veritas (Lauren), Rabbit Hole (Becca), Bright Ideas (Genevra), Quake (That Woman), and Dinner with Friends (Karen). Lori has an M.F.A. from Northern Illinois University. She currently resides in Roseville, MN.

Scott Horvik

Founding Member in Absentia

Scott Horvik is a founding member of Theatre B, a Fargo native, and a local actor who has worked in many different areas with Theatre B as Marketing Director, Board Member, Director, Lighting Designer and Actor. Scott has appeared numerous Theatre B productions including: The Seafarer (Sharkey), Vino Veritas (Phil), ​Clybourne Park ​(Russ/Dan) Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol (Scrooge), Rabbit Hole (Howie), Sylvia (Greg), The Santaland Diaries (David), and The Guys (Nick). Scott has also appeared in the Penny & Pals video series as the kooky investigative reporter, Trace Hunter. Scott is also a local voice-over and on-camera talent who has appeared in commercials for Montana-Dakota Utilities, the North Dakota DOT, and the Redhawks. Scott earned his B.F.A. in Theatre from NDSU, and now works in Marketing and Promotions at Rust Sales.

Erin Solemsaas

Ensemble Member in Absentia

Erin Solemsaas joined Theatre B Ensemble in 2010.  She graduated from North Dakota State University with a B.A. in Theatre Arts.  Her favorite work with Theatre B has included stage managing Almost, Maine and The Pillowman.  She has also served as production manager for the 2010-2011 season and designed lights for Jacob Marley, Zara Spook, and Vino Veritas.  Erin is pursuing her MFA in Florida.

Ensemble Members in Memoriam

Matthew P. Bukholder

Matthew P. Bukholder

Ensemble Member in Memoriam

Matthew P. Burkholder was a North Dakota native and Trollwood alumnus with theatre credits throughout the area, as well as numerous professional credits from his ten years on the East Coast where he worked as an actor, director and playwright in Boston and New York City. He served as an acting coach for the Fargo Theatre’s Summer Film Institute; a prop, puppet and sound designer for Theatre B; and performed in many shows locally and regionally. Directing credits include Shipwrecked!, Rabbit Hole, The Dead Guy, Tales of the Lost Formicans, The Violet Hour and the shadow puppetry for a production of Medea. Matthew held a BFA in Theatre from NDSU and a MFA in Directing at the University of Alabama. He was a beloved member of our ensemble and the F/M Theatre Community, as well as a powerful creative force.