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co-Artistic Director

Josh Cragun is a writer who fell into the company of theater artists at a young and impressionable age, and fortunately, has never been quite the same. This led to a series of questionable decisions, one of which took place in 2001 when he formed nimbus with a fellow writer known as Cockroach. He has been creating new theater with the company ever since. In that time he has written ten original works of theater for the company. His producton of Tesla was the company's best selling show ever, and his adaptation of The Lower Depths was named selected by Minnesota Playlist critic Sophie Kerman as her favorite of that year. In addition he has written and directed, as well as designed video, costumes, properties and sets for the company over the years. In one way or another, he has contributed to 33 of the company's productions. 

Master Electrician

Mitchell Frazier attended University of Minnesota studying Theater and Speech with a minor in African-American History. He has appeared as an actor at Theater in the Round, Minneapolis Community College and at Youth Performance Company. He is also an Independent Lighting Designer and resident Lighting Designer at Washburn High, Youth Performance Co, Valley View Middle, and St. Paul Academy and Summit School. He is currently a Project Manager at JTH Lighting Alliance.


Mitch is a nimbus company member, and has collaborated with them as an actor (American Noise, Emerald and the Love Song of the Dead Fisherman, From Darkness and more); as a Lighting designer (Mail Order Bride, The Year of Magical Thinking, The Lower Depths, The Golden Ass, Happy Birthday Wanda June, Storms of November, and The River Becomes Sea); and as director (Nacirema: Stories of Color, Redemption). His greatest joys are introducing technical theater to young people, and enjoying life with his wife, Leah, their son, David and his wife Linnea. Mitchell is also a practitioner of Martial Arts. He has received a Second-Degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. It was a great privilege to Direct nimbus' 45th production and join them for future projects.


Company Manager

Andrea M Gross (Costume Designer, Company Manager) made her Twin Cities debut with nimbus (Propaganda for the Converted in 2005) and has been a company member since 2010. Devised work and the storytelling at nimbus has informed her work everywhere. At nimbus: The Storms of November; From Darkness; Tesla; The Golden Ass; Bohemian Flats; The Year of Magical Thinking). Her work has also been seen at the Jungle (The Night Alive; The Birthday Party), Park Square Theater (Romeo & Juliet; 33 Variations; Good People; Sherlock Holmes & the Adventure of the Suicide Club; RED; Ragtime), Torch Theater/Gremlin (Death and the Maiden), Mu Performing Arts (The Tiger Among Us), Alan Berks & Co (Six Characters in Search of an Author), Walking Shadow Theater Company (after the quake; Robots vs Fake Robots) Gustavus Adolphus College (four seasons, seven main-stage productions including Fefu and Her Friends, The Impresario from Smyrna, The Tempest, and The Lesson). She holds a BA in Theater & German from Santa Clara University, and a MFA in Costume Design from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Current and upcoming productions: Hatchet Lady with Walking Shadow at The Red Eye, The Capitol Play Project with Wonderlust.





Video Queen

Caitlin Hammel works in the video world, where she edits, writes, directs, designs, and shoots for Perimeter Productions. She also has acted, directed, and taught for various theater companies around the Twin Cities and is a nimbus company member. She has worked on projection designs for Ragamala Dance, DA Dance, Conundrum Collective and nimbus. She was most recently seen onstage in nimbus' The Kalevala. Caitlin also works as an educator at the Bakken Museum.

Technical Director

Brian serves as Technical Director for nimbus and is native to the Southside of Minneapolis. He received a B.A. in Theater Arts from Augsburg College. For the past decade he has worked  for a plethora of small (and occasionally large) professional theater companies and educational institutions, as an actor, director, fight choreographer, scenic designer, TD, painter, carpenter, and volunteer.

Production Manager

Monique is a native of Cincinnati and a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a BS in Aerospace Engineering and an MA in Education from Hamline University. She has been involved with nimbus for many years as a set builder, box officer, and general volunteer, and stepped into the role of Production Manager with the 2013 season. In her spare time (what spare time???) Monique is an avid hockey player and triathlete.

co-Artistic Director


Liz is a native of Minneapolis and a graduate of Grinnell College. Since 2002, she has had a hand in writing, directing, designing, or producing every nimbus show. Recent writing credits include The KalevalaIn the Age of Paint and Bone, and Bohemian Flats. In addition to her co-Artistic Director Duties, she also serves as the company's Managing Director, and is the Technical Director of the Minnesota Fringe Festival every summer. In her "spare time" she enjoys cooking, motorcyling, spending time on the North Shore, and managing her dogs' Instagram account.

Company Stage Manager

Alyssa Thompson is nimbus' Company Stage Manger, and is grateful to have found a company where she gets to be part of creating new, exciting original work. She has been working as a stage manager around the Twin Cities for the past five years. She spends her days marketing travel to Scandinavia, Africa, and (her favorite) Antarctica. Her favorite stage management credits include Ludlow, The Kalevala, and Storms of November, with nimbus and Pioneer Suite and Mrs. Charles with Freshwater Theatre.