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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 Rock’n’Roll 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 Joe’s with
Thirst! She has also worked with the Guthrie, the
Jungle, Jeune Lune, Children’s 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.
Bob Davis

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 l’Homme 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 Can’t 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
Actor’s 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 McDonald’s 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 NYU’s
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 Children’s 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 Children’s 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.