Christina Baldwin - Artistic Director
BOLD Theater Women’s Leadership Circle
The Artistic Director is hired by the Board of Directors and is responsible for implementing the artistic vision and focus of the Theater, establishing goals and proposing programs to achieve the theater’s mission, vision and goals. The Artistic Director is a co-equal partner with the Managing Director and reports to the Board.
Robin Gillette - Managing Director
email - 612.703.0862
The Managing Director is hired by the Board of Directors to provide fundraising, administrative and fiscal leadership for the Jungle Theater. The managing director is responsible to lead progress toward achieving the Jungle’s strategic priorities. The Managing Director is a co-equal partner with the Artistic Director and reports to the Board.
Alison Ruth - Advancement & Artistic Associate
BOLD Theater Women’s Leadership Circle
email - 612.278.0144
As Advancement Associate, she coordinates the annual fund campaign and assists with events, In addition, she is responsible for the Jungle’s development data management, acknowledgement and tracking. As Artistic Associate, she works with the Artistic Director to explore new artistic opportunities for the Jungle.
Questions about donations to the Jungle or sponsorship opportunities?
Anna Kay - Artist and Audience Services Manager
The Artist and Audience Services Manager leads our efforts to create a welcoming experience for artists and patrons. He oversees box office and concessions operations and serves as our lead COVID Compliance Officer.
Looking for info on season/single tickets, volunteering, or gift certificates?
Carly Caputa - Marketing Manager
email - 612.278.0145
The Marketing Manager develops strategies and action plans that generate awareness of the Jungle and its programs in target audiences, driving attendance and ticket sales. She is responsible for all website, print, social media and e-marketing efforts, as well as media relations.
Need more information on a show, past or present? Looking for info on community or advertising relationships with the Jungle?
Fiona Robinson - Finance Manager
email - 612.278.0143
The Finance Manager is responsible for all the accounting functions and for the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the financial records, as well as supporting theater leadership with the data to help long-range planning.
Have a question about Jungle accounts receivable, accounts payable or payroll?
Matt Earley - Production Manager/Facilities
email - 612.278.0146
The production manager manages budgets and schedules for Jungle activities, and he manages the technical resources of the theater. As facility manager, he also oversees ongoing building maintenance and assists in planning for capital improvement projects.
Have questions about the building or our productions?
John Novak - Season Stage Manager
email - 612.278.0136
The production stage manager provides practical support to the director, actors, designers, stage crew and technicians for all Jungle shows and events. He tracks logistical and scheduling details, records the director's decisions, and communicates what goes on in rehearsals to the rest of the team. He is also the director's representative during performances, making sure that the production runs smoothly after opening.
Jungle Artist Cohort Members
Sequoia Hauck is a Native (Anishinaabe/Hupa) queer multidisciplinary artist based in the Twin Cities on the stolen and ancestral Dakota lands of the Wahpeton, Mdewakantonwon, Wahpekute, and Sisseton. Sequoia's focus is on creating theater, film, poetry, and performance art that decolonizes the process of art-making. They are a graduate from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a B.A. in American Indian Studies. They make art surrounding the narratives of continuation and resiliency among her communities. Sequoia has worked on and offstage with organizations such as Aniccha Arts, Art Shanty Projects, Exposed Brick Theatre, Māoriland, An Opera Theatre (AOT), Pangea World Theater, Patrick's Cabaret, Poetry and Pie, The Southern Theater, and Turtle Theater Collective. They recently directed a nationwide opera with AOT, The Sky Where You Are, and a project fronted by Decameron Opera Coalition called, Tales from a Safe Distance featuring nine world premiere one-act operas. Sequoia’s documentary, Never Turn Your Back to the Wave: The Travis Jordan Story' was in the 2021 Mpls-St. Paul International Film Festival. www.sequoiahauck.com
JuCoby Johnson grew up in Jacksonville, FL, moved to the Twin Cities in 2011 and has been creating there ever since. He has been seen onstage at The Guthrie Theater, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Jungle Theater, Theater Latté Da, Theater Mu, Ten Thousand Things Theatre Company, and many more. His plays include How It's Gon Be (Underdog Theater, 2019), ...but you could've held my hand (Developed at the 2020 O'Neill National Playwrights Conference), 5 (2021 O'Neill NPC Finalist, Seven Devils Finalist), I'll Be Seeing You Again (Jungle Serial Audio Series, 2021) and Revelations (Playing On Air, 2021). He is a 2021-2022 McKnight Fellow in Playwriting and a graduate of the University of MN/Guthrie Theater Actor Training Program.
James Rodríguez is a Twin Cities based theatre artist. He’s extremely grateful that for the last 15 years he’s had the privilege to work with so many of the amazing companies in our rich theater community, including Theater Latté Da, Dark & Stormy Productions, Yellow Tree Theatre, Pillsbury House + Theatre, Ten Thousand Things Theater Company, Mixed Blood Theatre, and Frank Theatre among many others. Over the last few years, he’s had the joy of performing in and developing a handful of plays at The Jungle Theater, including 2 world premieres (Little Women, The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley). He is excited and truly honored to be joining the Jungle in a deeper capacity.
Angela Timberman has been a part of the Twin Cities theater community for the past 30 years. As an actor, she has performed at the Guthrie Theater, Children’s Theatre Company, Park Square Theatre, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, History Theatre, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Illusion Theater, Workhaus Collective, Playwright’s Center, Artistry, Minnesota Fringe Festival, and Jungle Theater. She has been a member of Actor’s Equity Association for 31 years. Her directing credits include productions at Park Square Theatre, Artistry, Lyric Arts, and Yellow Tree Theatre. She is a crew member at Trader Joe’s store #710, which is also a theatre experience of sorts. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband, actor/musician Jay Albright, and their two sons.
In addition to our year-round staff, the Jungle Theater brings on a wide variety of people to create each show, which involves working with several unions.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
If you are interested in joining the board of directors, please contact Managing Director.
Board Chair Juliane Ray
Board Vice Chair David Dobmeyer
Treasurer Barbara Klaas
Secretary Kelsey Norton
Erika Eklund | Andrea Fike | Kelly Kita | Suzanne Kuback | Karl Lambert | Nancy Monroe | Erin Oglesbay | Marcia Stout | Richard Thompson | David Weinstein