We have shared much history. Stressful auditions…laughing so hard we thought we would bust a gut, tears of frustration, tears of pride and accomplishment, a determination to create amazing theatre…no matter what, costumes that were crazy, sets we thought we would never get done… small audiences… big audiences… bulk mailings… teeny-tiny budgets…bold and beautiful productions…
You are always a part of the YPC family. It’s time to reconnect with old friends…Leave a message for someone you did a show with or share a favorite memory or a photos. Update us on what you are doing—we want to know! No really!!
Here’s a shout-out to a few of YPC’s notable alums:
Stephen Anthony – Actor (New York City): Stephen is a part of the company of Broadway’s WAR HORSE. He works in New York City as an actor and graduated with a BFA from Syracuse University.
Zach Curtis – Actor, Director (Minneapolis): Zach was a founding member of 50-Foot Penguin Theatre Company, has worked as artistic director for Paul Bunyan Playhouse, and now works as a freelance actor and director in Minneapolis.
Colton Dunn – Actor, Writer, Comedian (Los Angeles): Colton is a writer for fellow YPC alum Nick Swardson’s Comedy Central show NICK SWARDSON’S PRETEND TIME.
Dave Gangler – Actor (Minneapolis): Dave is a professional actor in the Twin Cities, after working on several primetime television shows in Los Angeles. Dave performs at Park Square Theatre, Bloomington Civic Theatre, Nimbus, History Theatre and many others. Dave has stay connected with YPC—with computer tech support, and Cattle Call hosting.
Josh Hartnett – Actor (Los Angeles): Josh first performed with YPC as Huckleberry Finn in TOM SAWYER. Today, Josh is an actor and producer in Hollywood. Some notable films include: BLACK HAWK DOWN, SIN CITY, LUCKY NUMBER SLEVIN, and PEARL HARBOR.
AJ Hilton – News Anchor (Michigan): AJ is an anchor at WLIX news. AJ was one of the original characters in YPC’s production of Schoolhouse Rock Live!
Tina Jensen – Actor (New York City): Tina graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and now works as an actor in New York City. She is best known for her role in GIRL TALK: THE MUSICAL.
Devin Kelley – Actor (Los Angeles): Devin graduated from USC School of Theatre’s BFA program. Devin landed the role of Vonda Wysocki on the TV series THE CHICAGO CODE and the film CHERNOBYL DIARIES, opening May 2012.
Matt Koskenmaki – Composer (Los Angeles): Matt is an award-winning composer for film and TV including, SURVIVOR, BIG BROTHER, APPRENTICE and more.
Kinaundre Lee – Actor (Minneapolis): Kinaundre is a professional actor in the Twin Cities, and most recently toured to Japan with the Ordway’s production of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. Kinaundre performed as Joseph in YPC’s production.
Julie Magnuson – Director (Minneapolis): Julie graduated from Hamline University with a BA in K-12 Theater Arts & Dance Education. Julie served as Director of Education and Outreach at YPC. And currently works at Richfield High School as the Drama Director , as well as a producer for the online show C TOLLE RUN.
Doug Neithercott – Artistic Director, Actor (Minneapolis): Doug – pictured here as Pecos Bill – heads up ComedySportz Minneapolis. He performs there as well as writing and directing around the Twin Cities.
Seth Numrich – Actor (New York City): Seth graduated from Julliard, and went on to be cast as the lead in the Tony Award-winning play WAR HORSE on Broadway.
Kahlil Queen – Actor, Composer, Educator (Minneapolis): Kahlil has composed original music for many YPC productions, notably MEAN, YPC’s wildly successful anti-bullying show. Kahlil also performs at numerous twin cities theatres—Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, Ten Thousand Things, and the Minnesota History Theatre.
Paris Remillard – Actor (New York City): Paris is a performer who has been with the cast of HAIR on Broadway for several years. Paris most recently performed as Claude, one of the leads, in the National Tour of HAIR.
Charlie Sanders – Actor, Writer (Los Angeles)
Christian Skelley – Actor, Writer (Los Angeles): Christian graduated from Augsburg College with a double major in theatre and English. Christian most recently edited the short story collection Yo, Kid! I Dare You to Read This.
Nick Swardson – Comedian, Actor, Producer, Writer (Los Angeles): Nick is best known for his role in JUST GO WITH IT, RENO 911, the HAPPY MADISON films, and PRETEND TIME on Comedy Central.
Tyrus Thompson – Musician, Sound Designer (Minneapolis): Ty is a musician in the Twin Cities, playing with several local bands. Ty also designs sound for YPC’s mainstage shows.
Adam Ward – Actor, Spokesman (Los Angeles): Adam is an actor, known for being a spokesman for Gillette. In his days with YPC, he played Jackie Robinson in THE JACKIE ROBINSON STORY.
Tommy Wesley –Writer (New York City): Tommy studied theater and media in college and now writes for Teen Vogue magazine.