The Moirologist

By Life-sized Meme Productions

Written by Andy Rakerd

John Morton is a professional mourner with Fond Farewells Funeral services. He makes a profit off of other peoples' grief. As a rule, he never mixes business with personal life, but that turns out to be tough.
Adult language,Nudity,Sexual content
The creators say this show is appropriate for ages 18 and up only
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The Moirologist 08/03 10:00 PM Ritz Theater Mainstage $3.00

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Cast and Crew
Stephanie Alexander
Stephanie Alexander is excited to be directing "The Moirologist". She has been involved in theater since grade school and has directed with production companies like The World Crime League and Bollywood Dance Scene. She most recently directed "Year of Bad Men" by Patrick Coyle for Life-sized Meme Productions in March 2018. She is actively involved with Minnsky Theatre and enjoys working in social services during the day.
Varghese Alexander
Varghese Alexander ("Alex") is an actor and dancer who has performed in multiple venues in twin cities for multiple production companies. As a producer this is Alex's second play under the banner of Life-sized Meme Productions. He is thrilled to premiere "The Moirologist" in twin cities as part of MN Fringe festival.
Katie Consamus
Katie Consamus recently relocated to the Twin Cities from NYC and is excited for her first Minnesota Fringe! Recent NYC Credits: EST/Youngblood, New Dramatists, New Georges, Byzantine Choral Project, Hunger & Thirst Theatre Collective, and Red Garnet. Favorite Regional Credits: Lucy in Dracula (Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center), Stella in The Scene (Iowa Summer Rep), Cherie in Bus Stop (Avalon Theatre, St. Louis). MFA (Acting): University of Iowa. Proud AEA. When she’s not in the theatre, you can find Katie standing on her head or covered in paint and clay, sometimes all at once.
Jason Gaarder
Brandon Morton
Jason Paul Gaarder is a graduate of Minot State University, and is an actor and working artist living in the Twin Cities. Some of his favorite roles include Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Anthony Hope in Sweeney Todd, Phillips in Waiting For Lefty, and Leaf Coneybear in the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Jason also enjoys writing and playing music, singing, painting, yard work, video games, and running marathons.
Jenna Lory
Rochelle Morton
Jenna Lory is enjoying a life long dream of managing a theater while performing in a variety of troupes and production companies. Jenna is known for her on screen roles with Distant Calling Productions, including Blue Deception and A Verdant View. She has performed as a core member of the Minnsky Players as Hoggle from the Labyrinth Shadow Cast and Inigo Montoya from the Princess Bride Shadow Cast. Her work with Cirque de Lune includes the voice of the Narrator in both The Little Fox and Alice in Wonderland, with an upcoming appearance as the Wolf/Prince in Grimm Fairy Tales. Her participation in Human Combat Chess in 2017 sparked a love of stage combat and she has since certified in Unarmed, Knife, and Broadsword. Jenna enjoys improving her aerial skills at Expertease Fitness and is most well-known as the Administrative and Technical Manager of Minnsky Theatre.
Matt Pitts
Stage Manager
Matt Pitts is excited to be the stage manager for The Moirologist. Starting on the stage as a dancer, he soon discovered his knack for organization and spreadsheets was perfect for behind the stage work too! He has been dancing and doing backstage work for 3 years and looks forward to many more.
Andy Rakerd
Playwright / John Morton
Andy Rakerd is a Minneapolis based actor and playwright. His previous produced works include The Buttslasher (New Endeavors Productions), The Surgeon (The World Crime League), and Love and Persuasion (New Endeavors). Please go see his other 2018 Fringe Festival production, The Buttslasher, right here at the Ritz Main Stage. He would like to thank his friends and family for their undying support.
Paige Slighter
Assistant Stage Manager
Paige Slighter enjoys balancing creativity and administration to help bring art to life! She is thrilled about participating in her first Fringe Festival. After touring and performing for a number of years in Europe, she is finding her footing in the Minneapolis art scene. Her skills include costume design, play writing, producing, acting and prop management. She aspires to obtain her MFA in Directing and start her own theater company some day.
Cayla Marie Wolpers
Cayla Marie has been acting since the age of eight. She has always wanted to make a difference in people's lives through theatre, and she believes that with hard work and determination, she can achieve that goal. Cayla studied Musical Theatre at Drake University and graduated Cum Laude with a B.F.A. degree in Musical Theatre. She also received Departmental Honors. Cayla Marie has been performing in the Twin Cities for several years now; working with many theatre companies such as Open Window Theatre, Pioneer Place Theatre, Actors Theater of MN, and CLIMB Theatre.
More Information

At Life-sized meme productions, our goal is to use theater to present relevant discussions to our society through entertainment. We commit to produce plays that contain cultural aspects in a simple format by collaborating with the talented artists in twin cities. We also commit to keep the complexities and pretensions out of our plays to make it accessible to the modern day "commoners"

Our goals are:

 Bring relevant ideas and discussions to the community through entertaining plays

 Connect local theater artists with the twin cities community

 Produce plays at minimal cost in order to keep the ticket prices low

 Share profits with artists and empower local artists to confidently express their talent 

The Moirologist by Andy Rakerd is our second production after our successful run of "Year of Bad Men" by Patrick Coyle in March 2018.


Trigger warning: Mention of suicide and death.

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