This is the stage debut for Mike. He’s taken a circuitous path to National Sawdust, through careers as an architect, a body-oriented psychiatrist, a healer, and an author…most recently of Finding Our Long Way Home, the book from which The Mesopotamian Tale in Performance has been drawn.
Mike’s roundabout path to National Sawdust, where he is landing as writer, producer and performer, actually began here, in a sense. As a youngster he was quite familiar with the structure that now houses NS, when it was the factory of the family business founded by his grandfather: The National Sawdust Company!
Joel McGlynn (Voice, Percussion, Piano) is thrilled to help The Mesopotamian Tale emerge. Joel is a member of Owl-Light Theater Company, and proud to be part of it’s current project: The Doctor and the Devils - a musical adaptation for stage of Dylan Thomas’ unfinished screenplay. Favorite past roles include Toby in Sweeney Todd, Wolfgang in Amadeus, Koko in The Mikado, and Eugene in Broadway Bound. Check out his band, craft-brewed, theatre-punk, indie-duo Hot Glue & The Gun. @hotglueandthegun
Carrie Klein (Voice, Percussion) is delighted to give voice to The Mesopotamian Tale. Currently a proud member of Owl-Light Theater Company, Carrie continues to work on their current project: The Doctor and the Devils - a theatrical adaptation of Dylan Thomas’ screenplay. Past works include Brian Friel’s Living Quarters, Emerson at Bigmart, and Emo Hamlet. Check out her avant-pop duo Hot Glue & The Gun. @hotglueandthegun
Stuart Rodes has been performing on alto recorder and singing tenor for forty years with ensembles in the Baltimore-Washington area, including an early music group at Towson University and community choruses at the Levine School of Music in DC and University of Maryland College Park.
96B Dance Theatre is a dance collective that harnesses elements of surrealist movement, absurd humor, and dance theater, with an aim to honor, challenge, and study the human condition. With roots in acting and movement improvisation, the work evokes a visceral experience, where boundaries dissolve between audience and art. The intention of the company’s creative process is to engage in honest collaboration and conversation. 96B values the beauty of all bodies and believe all voices should be heard. 96B creates works that are unique to various performance platforms, whether theater, film, gallery, or event spaces.
Artistic Directors: Audrey Pincus and Lillian Stamey