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Sasha Andreev is honored to work with so many talented people in his first time with Thirst. In his five years in the Twin Cities, stage credits include shows at the Guthrie, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, Mized Blood, and many more. Sasha also hosted the popular HGTV series Curb Appeal. See him in RocknRoll at Park Square Theater through February 7th. Patrick Bailey has appeared locally at the Jungle Theater, Frank Theatre, Park Square Theatre, and Commonweal Theatre. He has performed in the UK with Latchmere, National Theatre, Library Theatre, and Royal Shakespeare Company. Film and TV credits include Piece Of Cake, Coronation Street, Campion, The Bill, Alan Bennett's One Fine Day, and Souvenir. Training: LAMDA. Sam Bardwell has been seen around town at the Guthrie, the Jungle Theater, the Playwright's Center, and Emigrant Theater. Out-of-town credits include seasons with Georgia Shakespeare and Door Shakespeare. Sam is a graduate of the U of MN/Guthrie acting program.

Maggie Chestovich is thrilled to be back at Joes with Thirst! She has also worked with the Guthrie, the Jungle, Jeune Lune, Childrens Theatre, and the Playwrights Center, among others. and Ten Thousand Things, where she is a member of their Artists Core. She was seen last summer at the Guthrie in When We Are Married and was married herself, in December, to fellow Thirst actor, Stephen Cartmell.

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Charles Fraser has performed in the Twin Cities with the Guthrie Theater, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, Park Square Theatre, History Theatre, and Illusion Theatre, among many others. He has also performed in Mississippi, Indiana, aboard Disney Cruse Lines, and in a variety of commercial and film work.

Peter Christian Hansen has appeared onstage with the Guthrie, Ten Thousand Things, Provincetown (MA) Tennessee Williams Festival, Jon Hassler Theatre, Theatre lHomme Dieu, Park Square, MN Jewish Theatre, MN Playwrights Center, and many more. He has directed for Gremlin Theatre, MN Fringe Festival, and area high schools. He has served as Gremlin Theatre Artistic Director since 1998, and Bloomington Civic Theatre Executive Director, 2006-2008. Terry Hempleman has appeared at the Guthrie, CTC, the Jungle, Ten Thousand Things, Eye of The Storm, Park Square Theater, and in THIRST. In 2005 he produced, designed, and acted in American Sublime and directed Why Actors Cant Love at the MN Fringe Festival. He was City Pages 2003 Best Actor in the Twin Cities. Film credits include Drop Dead Gorgeous and Factotem. Alayne Hopkins recently appeared in Mary's Wedding at the Jungle Theater and in Girl Friday Productions' The Skin of Our Teeth. She has also performed with Park Square Theatre, Ten Thousand Things, Frank Theater, History Theatre, Minnesota Jewish Theater, and Sandbox Theater.

Michelle Hutchison is an original member of the Thirst Theatre tribe, and thrilled to be back. She has appeared recently at Hennepin Stages Theatre for Actors Theatre of MN, History Theatre, Mixed Blood, the Guthrie Theatre, Theatre Latte Da, MN Fringe Festival, and has appeared onstage in Los Angeles. Michelle has deep roots in improv and several film credits. Catherine Johnson Justice is thrilled to be a part of the 2010 rebirth of Thirst. Other local appearances include productions with the Guthrie, Ten Thousand Things, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, and the Jungle, among others. She has appeared in many films and is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

Amy McDonalds favorite performances have been at the Guthrie, the Jungle, the Illusion Theater, and the History Theater. She has appeared in local and regional theaters, the film Joe Somebody, and recurring television roles. She teaches at SPCPA and for the Guthrie. She holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Iowa and an MFA in Acting from NYUs Tisch School of the Arts. Zoe Pappas has worked professionally around the Twin Cities for 12 years. Her theater credits include Ordway Center, Pantages Theater, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, Theater Latte Da, Eye of the Storm, Guthrie Theater, History Theatre, and Childrens Theater Company, among others. Currently, Zoe is appearing out in Chanhassen in Footloose. Please check out www.zoepappas.com! Carolyn Pool is pleased to be back at Joe's with Thirst Theater. She recently performed at Park Square Theater and Illusion Theater. Her two-woman show sold out its 2009 Fringe Festival run. She has also appeared at Workhaus Collective, and Gremlin Theater. Carolyn can also be seen in the recently released films "Good Morning" and "Midnight". Her next project is Dead Man's Cell Phone at Park Square.

Aaron Preusse is excited to be back in Minneapolis after spending the past seven years on Chicago theater circuit. He recently completed filming Statue of David and is co-creator of An Evening of Experimental Repertory, a jazz/theater hybrid. Regional credits include: Berkeley Repertory, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, Park Square Theatre and the Childrens Theatre Company. Payton J. Woodson most recently worked with Mixedblood Theatre in Ruined. As company member of Pillsbury House Theatre he was seen in Home, directed by the acclaimed Marion McClinton. . Payton is looking forward to his return to Thirst where he performed with one of his favorite energies, Carolyn Pool, in Strange Ailment, written by Stacey Parshall.