SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE: Five actors perform five shows for five times the fun. Join us for an evening of short plays presented by TROMPE L'OEIL featuring a potpourri of comedy, drama and a dollop of surrealism.
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Cast and Crew
Tim ColbySets & Properties
Tim is proud to be part of another great Kevin Bowen created production. Tim's artistic talents created the set pieces used in "Bits & Bobs: An Evening of Short Plays."
M. Scott TaulmanDirector
M. Scott is a Twin-Cities based Actor/Massage Therapist/Stay-At-Home Dad with a passion for good documentaries and ice-cream. Scott has tread the stages of such local theater companies as Girl Friday Productions, The Old Log, Flying Pig Theatre, The Minnesota Shakespeare Project, Cerulean Productions, The Paul Bunyan Playhouse and The Minnesota Jewish Theater. Some of Scott's out of state credits include performing at American Players Theater, The Madison Rep, The Festival Theater of Oxford Mississippi, The Chamber Theater of Milwaukee, Saint Croix Festival Theater and Bridgework Theater of Goshen Indiana. He can be seen in the soon to be released Indie film Anthony Lost and Found and a few other locally shot indie movies. Scott is thrilled to be back at the Minnesota Fringe Festival with this group of very talented and fun people ...
Kevin BowenWriter/Producer/Assistant Director
Kevin Bowen is a playwright and songwriter living in Eagan, Minnesota. He also works as a professional graphic designer at Bowen Design (www.kevinbowendesign.com), which he started and has operated since 1995. He is a member of the Playwright’s Center and the Minnesota Association of Songwriters where he is currently serving as their Treasurer. His plays and musicals have been produced and staged throughout Minnesota. This is his eigth original Minnesota Fringe Festival play. Previous Fringe Festival plays included: “Bits & Bobs: An Evening of Short Plays” in 2018, "Playwrights on a Train" in 2017, co-written & co-produced with James Lundy, "The Non-Producers" in 2016, "The Oracle" in 2015, co-written & co-produced with Lynn Bowen & Sara Pillatzki-Warzeha, "Flushing New York" in 2014, co-written & co-produced with Lynn Bowen,"The Forger's Apprentice" in 2013, co-written & co-produced with Mark Forgy, and "The Red Tureen" (musical) in 2009, a Pioneer Press "Must See" show and the 6th most popular play (based on tickets sold) out of 162 shows, co-written & co-produced with James Lundy. Including other non-Fringe productions, this marks his eleventh stage production in ten years. Kevin is thrilled to be part of this amazing team: Director M. Scott Taulman, Stage Manager Abi Carlson, our talented cast: as well as our composer Martha Davis. And of course, the wonderful folks at The Minnesota Fringe Festival. None of this would be possible without the boundless support of his wonderful wife Lynn and their two children, Erinn and Christopher. For more information about any of these completed plays or the new works, please email Kevin at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abi CarlsonStage Manager/Sound Design/Light Design
Abi going to be a junior at the University of Wisconsin River Falls. She is studying agriculture and stage and screen arts. She has been a part of 9 productions at River Falls. Abi has sound designed, assistant stage managed, and will be light designing this year. This will be her third production stage managing. She is excited to participate in her first Minnesota Fringe Festival! Abi would like to thank her family, friends, the cast, and directors for a wonderful experience.
When she is not composing, Martha Davis is a sought after piano and composition teacher in Eagan, Minnesota with numerous award winning students. She also works at Macalester College as Department Coordinator for the Department of German and Russian Studies. In 2013, Martha composed the music for "The Forger's Apprentice" written by Mark Forgy and Kevin Bowen. In the summer of 2011, Martha created the entire score for the full-length remount of "The Red Tureen," adding additional music that was not in the original 2009 Minnesota Fringe Festival version with music by Kevin Bowen. The show, performed by The Eat Street Players had a successful run in June 2011. When she is not working she is playing with her seven year old and four year old grandsons, Jack and Jason, three year old granddaughter Elayna, and new 7 month old granddaughter Samantha.
A mention about our show by Matthew A. Everett: