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NOV

The Jedi Doth Return: A Mad Rogues Fundraiser at No Studios

milwaukee, wi

Bryant Mason, Artist Director

Bryant Mason moved to Milwaukee in 2012 to start a family with his wonderful Wisconsin-born wife. Previously based in New York City as a freelance professional actor, he has performed and developed works with companies such as Intar, New York Theatre Workshop, Rattlestick, The Lark, New Dramatists, Vampire Cowboys, Youngbloods, Mile Square and New York Classical Theatre, as well as worked at various regional and international theaters including Yale Repertory Theatre, Seattle Rep, Dallas Theatre Center, Geva, Round House, Trinidad Theatre Workshop, Texas Shakespeare Festival, Creede Rep, and the Denver Center. He is a founding member of the Fenix Theatre Company in Portland, Maine, and is excited to be a part of the Milwaukee arts community. He has an MFA in Acting from the FSU/Asolo Conservatory and a BA in Drama from the University of Dallas.

Jim Neuner, Managing Director

Jim Neuner is a Milwaukee native who is glad to be back in his hometown after nearly 25 years on the West Coast.  He is the Managing Director for Mad Rogues Theatre Company, an Artist Member at NO Studios, a member of the Support for Artists Strategy Group for Imagine MKE and on the Finance Committee for Artworks for Milwaukee.  Prior to moving back to Milwaukee at the end of 2018, he held senior administrative roles at LORT theatres Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland, OR and A.C.T. in San Francisco, and has also worked in administration and audience services for various smaller companies, including the Magic Theatre and Three Wise Monkeys Theatre in San Francisco.  He was on the board of the Portland Area Theatre Alliance and was a member of the Theatre Services Committee for Theatre Bay Area. He has an MBA from the University of San Francisco, and graduated from Marquette University with an. Electrical Engineering degree.

Katie Merriman, Founder & Board - President

Katie Merriman founded Bard & Bourbon, the predecessor to Mad Rogues, with the hopes of creating more opportunities for all types of actors in classic theatre.  Getting to enjoy some whiskey with good friends while doing so was a wonderful bonus.  Outside of the theatre, Katie is a full time BioMedical and Electrical Engineering student at MSOE.  She spends her rare moments of free time getting chased by imaginary zombies while playing Zombies, Run! in preparation for her favorite obstacle/mud runs, and petting as many dogs as she can (especially her own).  She is and always will be grateful to her family for not only tolerating her but supporting her through this wild ride.

Lineve Redlin, Board - Vice President

Lineve Redlin received her BFA in Acting from UW-Milwaukee in 2010. Since then she has been an active member of Milwaukee's theater community performing with Carte Blanche, Youngblood, The Alchemist and most recently Bard & Bourbon. She also is a playwright and was most recently selected as a Brinks Briefs contributor for Renaissance Theater Works. In addition to performing and writing, she is works as the Ticket Services Manager at the Marcus Performing Arts Center. Her love of Shakespeare began as a child while attending performances at American Players Theater in Spring Green and the Madison Civic Center (now the Overture Center). She has two beautiful children, Benvolio and Adayla, and is thrilled to be able to support the rich theater scene in her favorite city while still devoting time to her family. 

"O, teach me how I should forget to think." -Shakespeare (Romeo & Juliet)