HOBT Staff

Steve Ackerman

Steve Ackerman

Studio Innovator

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Steve Ackerman is a playwright and puppet artist who focuses on quick, crude, high-energy art making. He has his BFA in Acting from East Carolina University and MFA in Playwriting from Southern Illinois University. Previous projects include Action Sequence, Kaboom, and Cartooon!. 

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Lisa Brimmer 

Interim Executive Director

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Lisa Brimmer is an interdisciplinary artist living on Dakota and Anishinaabe land. Lisa has held co-executive roles with HOBT, as well as The Cedar Cultural center (2018), and held multiple roles at Intermedia Arts (2014-17). They have an MA in English Literature and are recently enrolled in Randolph College’s MFA low-residency program. They currently teach at Century College and the University of Minnesota.

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Elina Kotlyar

Experience Innovator

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Elina joined the MayDay Team in 2017. She brings the combined backgrounds of arts administration and stage management. Elina loves the outdoors: gardening, swimming, biking, kayaking, traveling the world. She has been excited to be engaged in the groundbreaking work of MayDay re-imagining with MayDay Council.
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Zephyr Sheedy

Studio Innovator

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Zephyr is a quaker-ish, queer artist, filmmaker, and twin who grew up near a crooked bridge in Virginia. Their practice includes experimenting with comedy and small intimacies through film, performance, photography, and installation. Zephyr earned their BFA in Filmmaking from VCUarts. As Studio Innovator, Zephyr will be providing technical support for projects as well as serving as communications lead for the theatre.

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