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Hi, my name is Brad Krieger, and I'm playing Chris in this production of Swipe Right. I graduated from Winona State University with a BA in Theatre and have been acting around the cities for about a year now. I have been in LyricArts' production of Coney Island Christmas, Camp Bar's production of Bye Bye Liver, and am currently participating in Sex Ed: A Sexprov Show at Phoenix Theatre. I am so happy and excited to be a part of my first Fringe show! I hope you all enjoy the show enough to Swipe Right!
Melissa is a Kansas Native but recently moved to the Twin Cities after completing her masters degree in Theatre Performance and Pedagogy at Texas Tech University. She’s excited to dive into the theatre community and experience the fringe for the first time! After Swipe Right she’ll be working on The Laramie Project with Theatre 301!
Alex J. Smith is tickled pink to be a part of his first Blinking Eye Theater production at his first ever MN Fringe! Originally from Rockford, IL, Alex graduated from Rockford University with his BFA in Musical Theater, and after two years of working regionally, he married his best friend and came to live in Rochester, MN. Some of his favorite credits include, Spike in Vanya and Sonia, and Masha and Spike, singing bass with Cornerstone Chorale and Brass, Jim Dillingham in The Gifts of the Magi, and a pirate in The Pirates of Penzance. Offstage, Alex is working on his first full length album is his home studio and playing with his cats. He would like to thank his wonderful wife for all the love and patience in the world.
Claire is thrilled to be making her Fringe debut with Blinking Eye Theatre! A graduate of Augustana University and a recent Minneapolis transplant, you may have seen her perform with Park Theater, Planetfest, or the Eden Prairie Players. Some favorite roles include Wednesday Addams in the Addams Family Musical, Mayella Ewell in To Kill a Mockingbird, and Nora in A Doll’s House. Claire loves elephants and is afraid of puppets.
Brian LenzRazz / Arranger (You Drive me Crazy)
Brian Lenz is a singer, songwriter, playwright, and teacher. He likes music and people and Minneapolis, preferably all together.
Molly ConradHeidi / Arranger (Not a Love Song)
Molly Conrad is excited to be a part of the Blinking Eye Theatre’s debut original show. She is currently playing Jessica Jacobs in “How I Became a Pirate” at the Old Log Theatre. Some of her favorite theatre credits include: Lady of the Lake (Spamalot), Eurydice (Eurydice), and Helena (Midsummer Night’s Dream). Aside from enjoying theatre, Molly pursues her singing/songwriting career touring locally and globally. www.mollyconradmusic.com
Riley ParhamWriter and Director
Riley Parham is an emerging local actor/writer/director. He is building his new theatre company, Blinking Eye Theatre from the ground up and is proud to announce Swipe Right as the company’s first official local production. Riley recently finished taking part in the Nautilus Composer-Librettist Studio as a librettist and is thrilled to bring what he learned to the 2018 Fringe Festival. You can see Riley perform in Legally Blonde from July 21st through August 19th at Artistry Theater in Bloomington.
Jordan GrzybowskiAssistant-Director / Costumer / Choreographer
Actor/Costume Designer based in Chicago, Jordan is thrilled to be joining Blinking Eye Theatre’s first local production. He was recently seen in Artistry Theatre's production of Follies. Other Chicago credits include Next to Normal (Gabe)/ Madkap Productions and Sweet Smell of Success (Ensemble)/Kokandy productions.
About the Play
What if we talked to each other in real life the way people talk on dating apps like Tinder? Plug in to a world where people introduce themselves OKCupid style and Bumble their way in and out of love.
Swipe Right is a romantic comedy-drama that explores what it means to live in a world where we are desperate for human connection, regardless of its quality. No one wants to be on Tinder. Yet so many are. Some use it for sex, some for love, and others have no clue why they even downloaded the darn thing. Whether you've used a dating app or not, Swipe Right is sure to be an enjoyable show full of laughter.
About Blinking Eye Theatre
We believe empathic stories that are filled with questions allow us to be vulnerable in a society intent on wearing beautifully crafted tin foil armor. Blinking Eye Theatre is a new, Twin Cities based theatre company that strives to tell stories that make you blink twice.
Blinking Eye Theatre would like to thank the Good Arts Collective for their support.