NICK RYAN is a founding member and resident playwright of Four Humors Theater in Minneapolis. He has written seven shows with the company including Candide, Mortem Capiendum, and Harold. Endurance, created in collaboration with Split Knuckle Theater, premiered during the 2010 Connecticut Repertory Theater Nutmeg Summer Series, and has since toured the world performing in New York City, London, Paris, Maastricht, Athens and Bangkok. His most recent collaboration with Split Knuckle, The Band of the Black Hand, premiered at Connecticut Repertory Theatre in March 2015. In the Spring of 2012 he collaborated with the company, 3 Sticks, on Paper Plane, a music theater piece developed in residency at One Arm Red in Brooklyn, and performed at the 2012 New York International Fringe Festival. He graduated from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities with a BA in Theater Arts, where he was the two time recipient of the Arthur Ballet Award for Playwriting. Nick currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.
KATIE HARTMAN is a Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter, actor and improvisor. Recent New York credits include Bread Arts Collective's Rise and Fall and 3 Sticks' new folk opera, Vestige, both at the Brooklyn performance space, Cloud City, as well as Bards at Dixon Place. Past collaborations with 3 Sticks have included The Traveling Musicians at NY Frigid Festival and Le Gourmand or Gluttony! at the 2011 New York International Fringe Festival; in addition to performing, she also acted as producer, co-creator and designer. While living in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Katie worked with Four Humors Theater Company, Bedlam Theatre, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, and on the main stage of the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theater. She is a founding member and owner of the Twin Cities Horror Festival. Katie received her BA in Theater Arts from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities.