The Ensemble

Sandbox Theatre is:

Evelyn Digirolamo
Kristina Fjellman
Matthew Glover
Peter Heeringa
Ryan Hill
Megan Campbell Lagas
Theo Langason
Jaya Robillard
Heather Stone

 

Ensemble Biographies:

Evelyn Digirolamo (Ensemble Member since 2013)
Evelyn Digirolamo is an actor creator based in the Twin Cities and company member of Sandbox Theatre. She has a passion for ensemble creating and loves incorporating dance, aerial arts, puppetry, stage combat, rock climbing (yet to happen in a show, but here’s hoping), and doing massive amounts of research. She has also performed with Off-Leash Area, Mad Munchkin Productions, Teatro del Pueblo, Pangea World Theater, The Gonzo Group Theatre, Shakespeare and Company, Historical Perspectives for Children, the Murder Mystery Improv Company, and the Barbara Schneider Crisis Actor Troupe, for whom she does intensive one-on-one scenarios for medical staff and law enforcement to teach de-escalation techniques. She was a co-founder of AEthem Theatre, with whom she created, performed, and directed for 3 years. She performed in the local film Ghost Light which received the award Best Ensemble in a Feature Dramedy at the Best Actor’s Film Festival in San Francisco. Evelyn received her Bachelor Degree in Theater Arts from Bethel University. She is always looking to engage with something physically impossible, thought-provoking, beautiful, and bizarre.

 

Kristina Fjellman (Ensemble Member since 2013)
Kristina is a visual artist and performer and is drawn to creative projects that will combine both of these passions. She has exhibited her sculpture in venues around the Midwest and Twin Cities including DeVos Art Museum, MCAD, the AZ Gallery, Artists in Storefronts, and various local shops. She was also one of the four proud recipients of a Jerome Fiber Art Project Grant for 2010-2011 at the MN Textile Center. Her performance work includes The Theater of the Tiny Clandestines and Birds of Passage with The Winding Sheet Outfit; Works In Progress My Life Is All But Over at the Red Eye Theatre; and with Sandbox, War with the Newts, The Horse, Bird, Monkey, and the Dancer, Suitcase, and This Is a World We Live In.
Kristina is graduate of the College of St. Catherine with a MAED in Art and Theater Education. Upcoming projects include: American Craft Council Show in St. Paul’s Rivercenter for visual art, and performances in My Life Is All But Over full-length production, and Sandbox’s Killer Inside.

 

Matthew Glover (Ensemble Member since 2010)
Matthew has been writing and performing in the Twin Cities since 1999. He has performed with Sandbox in June of Arc, FARGO, Oh, Father! and This Is A World To Live In. He served as Project Lead on FARGO, This Is A World To Live In, and Queens (as well as co-Director)and directed the company’s film version of June of Arc. In addition, Matthew coordinates the artistic collaborations and artwork for all of Sandbox’s productions. Matthew holds a BA in Theater Arts from the University of Minnesota, and a Broadcasting degree from Brown College.

 

Peter Heeringa (Ensemble Member since 2010)
Born in Minnesota, but exiled to the southwestern united states for several years, Peter returned to work closely with the Eden Prairie High School drama department, obtain his BA in Theater from the University of Saint Thomas, and has since made his focus the creation of new work within an ensemble structure. In 2012 he received a MFA in Theatre: Contemporary Performance from Naropa University in Boulder, CO. He has worked with students at numerous colleges including Fairfield University, Naropa University, Gustavus, and Macalester. In addition to theatre, Peter has a background in vocal music with a decade of choral music and three years of Barbershop. In addition to Sandbox, he works in performance collaboration Dolan//Heeringa.
Peter has appeared in Zelda: Wonderland, The Horse, Bird, Monkey, and the Dancer, FARGO, Suitcase, and This Is A World To Live In. He provided stage management, assistant direction, and/or assistant stage management for Sandbox’s .Faust, Beatnik Giselle, and Killer Inside.

 

Ryan Hill (Founding Member since 2004)
Ryan was born and raised in the wilds of Northern Wisconsin. He is a founding member of Sandbox and served as Artistic Director until 2013. He studied at Hamline University in St. Paul before heading to Berlin to work within the experimental theater community. After Germany, he moved to New York and continued writing (including The Ferry, a 2004 Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Play Festival winning play) and performing. He is an alumnus of Robert Wilson’s Watermill summer program in Long Island, and appeared in the U.S. premiere of the Wilson/Tom Waits musical version of Woyzeck at Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2002. Life brought him back to the Midwest in 2003 and he co-founded Sandbox Theatre a year later. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Network of Ensemble Theaters (NET). In 2013, he and his husband (founding member Andrew Schiff) moved to California, where Ryan continues writing and contributing to the ensemble theater movement.

 

Megan Campbell Lagas (Ensemble Member since 2012)
Born and raised in Minneapolis, Megan got her start in the world of theatre at age 14 when she performed in Tom Sawyer at the Children’s Theatre Company. She has worked with many local companies including 15 Head: a theatre lab, Illusion Theatre, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Theatre Unbound, Theatre in the Round, and the Winding Sheet Outfit. Megan is passionate about bizarre, ensemble created theatre and is happy to have found a creative home with Sandbox Theatre.
She earned her BA in Theatre and MA in Education, both at the College of St. Catherine. Megan teaches elementary school for Saint Paul Public Schools. She lives with her husband, two sons, and multiple pets.
Megan has appeared in aphasiatica:duet, Zelda: Wonderland, War with the Newts, Suitcase, This Is A World To Live in, and will serve as co-Project Lead for Killer Inside.

 

Theo Langason (Ensemble Member since 2013)
Born and raised in Northeast Minneapolis, Theo Langason is a graduate of Rutgers University where he studied Theatre Arts. Since moving back to Minneapolis, Theo has worked with Theatre Pro Rata, The Mysterium, Red Eye Theatre and The Winding Sheet Outfit. Theo has appeared in Beatnik Giselle, Suitcase, and This Is A World To Live in.

 

Jaya Robillard (Ensemble Member since 2017)
Jaya is a graduate of Yale University. She joined Sandbox after working with the company on Queens (2016) and Big Money (2017).

 

Heather Stone (Founding Member since 2004)
Heather has originated roles in every full scale Sandbox production but two. Her favorite roles are Victoria in Victoria in Red, Zelda Fitzgerald in Zelda: Wonderland, Mrs. Behrens in Koogoomanooki, the Fat Lady in War with the Newts and June Cleaver in June of Arc. She has also appeared on stage with many other Twin Cities theatres since 1994. Her first Sandbox directing experience came with The Oresteia Project: Queens and Daughters, a new ensemble piece created in collaboration with students at Hamline University, which she co-lead with Nicole Devereaux. Heather next directs Killer Inside. Heather is a coordinator of Sandbox’s LAB training program and leads Viewpoints training.

 

Past Ensemble Members:

Lisa Kneller Moreira (Founding Member, 2004-2010, 2012)
Andrew Lawrence Schiff (Founding Member, 2004-2012)

Nicole Devereaux (Ensemble Member 2010-2014)
Tim Donahue (Ensemble Member 2010-2017)
Derek Lee Miller (Ensemble Member 2008-2017)
Wade A. Vaughn (Ensemble Member 2010-2012)
Jenna Wyse (Ensemble Member 2010-2012)