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Artist Bios

Heidi Berg, Actor

Heidi Berg is a multi-disciplinary performer, artist and commercial voice talent.  What Fuels Development? marks her first production with LAPD. AT PANGEA WORLD THEATER:  Conference of the Birds (2009, 2016), Curiosities, Zafira the Olive Oil Warrior. OTHER REPRESENTATIVE STAGE: Green T Productions (Frankenstein: A Modern Prometheus), nimbus (Storms of November), Walking Shadow (An Ideal Husband) , Live Action Set (The Piano Tuner), Acadia Rep (A Murder is Announced), Paul Bunyan Playhouse (Cabaret) REPRESENTATIVE SCREEN: Film: Rumination, Devil’s Hour, The Parasite, The Dogwalker, 6 Love Stories TV: Our House, Angel’s Alleluia

Grateful always for g2, o, fb, lfmpc, and her familia.

Rickey Carl Mantley, Actor

Rickey Carl Mantley: Born and raised in Denver, Colorado. Rickey is a Vietnam-era veteran who attended San Francisco State and Los Angeles Trade Technical College where he studied Culinary Arts. Rickey was a member for over a decade of Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD) and was featured in such notable LAPD productions as Agents and Assets and Red Beard, Red Beard, a collaborative theater production between LAPD and Theater de Gennevillier. Rickey has spent most of his adult life working as a grassroots organizer, social justice activist, non-profit newspaper editor, and volunteer for non-profit organizations. He currently works with homeless men at a faith-based social service organization in St. Paul that provides shelter and supportive services.

Fawn Wilderson-Legros, Actor

Fawn is thrilled to be returning to the Pangea World Theatre stage for this performance, having previously appeared in Pangea’s production of No Expiration Date. She has also performed with numerous other Twin Cities theatres, including Market Garden Theatre, Shadow Horse Theatre, Gadfly Theatre, Theatre Unbound, Illusion Theatre, Children’s Theatre, the History Theatre, Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Mpls’s Shakespeare in the Parks, Council of Doom, Zornongo Flamenco Dance Company, and the Guthrie Theatre. Outside of the Twin Cities, she has acted with the Arena Stage Company and the Dartmouth Summer Rep Company. Fawn also produces an innovative and unique form of international Readers Theatre/Dinner Theatre with her production company, Théâtre du Monde (‘World Theatre”) Company, with performances in both Minneapolis and Paris, France.

Stayci Bell, Actor

Stayci Bell:  Stayci is a local actor and Northside community gardener.  Her current acting credits include A Date With My Closet with Diversity Alive, 10-Fest with Bedlam Theater, Soul Food Monologues with LaDonna Redmond, a Monologue performance for The Tapestry with Zamya Theater Project and Home Street Home with Zamya Theater Project, and Scrooge in the Hood with Crossroads Panorama.

Brook Harris, Actor

Brook Harris who plays the role of Yaveen Isreal, is extremely honored to be joining the cast of What Fuels Development. Recent credits include, Théâtre du Monde’s production of “I call My Brothers”. A Tom Clancy Live Action Short Film The Division - Agent Origins. A role as Detective O’Neil in Back Pack Boyz Silver Seed Productions. Brook recently contributed to a short film as a stills photographer. He studied filmmaking/Screenwriting at MCC.

Laura Ross, Actor

Well, I've only dabbled in theater - a few musicals, a few fun things with zAmya, a local troupe of talented folks homeless or formerly, and allies, which creates works aimed at changing social perceptions of those unhomed. Sometimes I guide tour groups for the Day in the Life program as a community educator, providing a glimpse into the hard knocks of homelessness. Every week I meet up with 80 or so of my peers in Street Voices of Change. We've grown from a small group, some in shelter, some outside, sharing coffee and anecdotes to 3 groups of 120+ determined to make the lives of the unhomed loved and dignified. Hey, I sing with StreetSong and Mill city Choir, too. We're not half bad. Something tells me Jewels would love to sing.

Eva Barr, Actor

Eva Barr is an organic farmer /theatre maker living on DreamAcres Farm in Wykoff, MN.  She was a founding member of Lookingglass Theatre Company of Chicago, having worked with the company for 28years. She now works independently in Minnesota and as artistic director of the Dreamery Rural Arts Initiative and Flourish Summer Camp, exploring the mingling of performing arts, food production and agriculturally organized space. See www.dreameryruralartsinitiative.org.

Suzanne Victoria Cross, Stage Manager

Suzanne Victoria Cross was born and raised in North Minneapolis, graduated from St. Cloud State University with a BA in Theater and Community Psychology. Suzanne is a local actor and teaching artist in the St. Paul and Minneapolis area. She has worked with many local theater companies and has been the lead instructor for multiple teaching artist residencies in the Twin Cities. She has also worked with special populations, including individuals with physical and mental disabilities, youth treatment centers (ages 12-17), and memory care (ages 55+) along with co-conducted, written and performed interactive educational mini dramas and classes for Pre K-12. Suzanne has a strong passion for the role theatre can play in the development of an individual and a community as a whole. She is currently the Local Coordinator and Resident Stage Manager for Pangea World Theater and extremely excited to be working with LAPD on this production.

Alan Fashbaugh, Actor

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