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To MFA or Not to MFA? Part II

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Kim Hines first set foot on the professional stage as a child when she became the member of the Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis. Kim has performed at Mixed Blood, Illusion, Penumbra  and the Guthrie. As a director, Kim has worked with Mu Performing Arts, Park Square, Theater in the Round, The Great American History Theater, Illusion Theater, Theatre Unbound, Augsburg College, Cornell University in New York, University of Northern Iowa and Kansas University. Her writtern work has been produced at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Kim holds a B.A. in Speech & Theater and Visual Art from Macalester College.

Sean Byrd is an actor/director/teacher with a BFA in acting/directing from Stephen F. Austin State University and an MFA in Performance Studies from Western Illinois University.  He was a founding company member and Producing Director of Wax Fruit Theatre Company in Chicago. In the Twin Cities, Sean has acted with such threatres as 15 Head: A Theatre Lab, The Minnesota Shakespeare Project, Fifty Foot Penguin, Pig’s Eye, Sandbox and Hardcover. In 2012, he appeared in Walking Shadow Theatre Company’s production of Compleat Female Stage Beauty which won the Ivey Award for Production Excellence. He is a full-time faculty member and director in the Department of Theatre at Normandale College in Bloomington, MN. He is married to director/actor, Anne Byrd. They have one daughter, Terri and two granddaughters, Holly and Harriet.