The Company:

 
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Mike Lubke is a co-founding member of Six Elements, and has been the resident fight director for his entire tenure.  In addition to performing on occasion, he is the creator of Six Elements' annual (now independent) Human Combat Chess show, and spends the other half of the year playing jack-of-all-trades to help the season go.

Outside of Six Elements, Mike works regularly as a freelance technician at local theatres and as an award-winning fight director/choreographer for stage and screen.  He is the founder of Art In Arms, a stage combat choreography and training enterprise, as well as the Minnesota Stage Combat Open Gym, a semi-regular open forum for practitioners of all levels to share ideas and hone their skills.

Mike graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2009 with a BA in Theatre Arts and is Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors.  He spends what free time he has gaming (of both the computer and tabletop varieties) and immersing himself in a variety of things involving fighting and/or swords.  It's kind of a unifying theme.


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Stephanie "George" Miller has been working in the theatre community in Minneapolis since 2003.  George has worked with both small and large companies and in 2010 she co-founded Six Elements Theatre.  Since then, she has fulfilled many roles for Six Elements including stage management for Twelfth Night, The Pillowman, Valhalla, Zastrozzi, and Human Combat Chess 2011, 2012, & 2013.

George graduated in 2010 from the University of Minnesota with a BA in Theatre Arts.  In addition to theatre, George enjoys playing the guitar, board games, and planning which crazy skills to introduce her son to first (sword fighting is currently winning).


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Nathaniel Nesheim-Case is an actor, stage manager, and theatrical producer who has been in an artistic or managerial position for over 80 productions. Nathaniel Nesheim-Case is a past member of Promethean Theatre Ensemble in Chicago, IL and a founding company member and board member of Six Elements Theatre Company.

 


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Mason Tyer moved to the Twin Cities a few years ago after completing his B.A. in Performing Arts from Iowa State University. He then began to study stage combat though to becoming an Advanced Actor-Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors, gettin' stabbed by teachers and students from around the Twin Cities. 

Mason's work with Six Elements before joining includes acting in She Kills Monsters, Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came, and assisting in the production of Human Combat Chess 2017. As a member, he's acted and assisted in producing The Hound of Chulainn and Human Combat Chess 2018.

Outside of Six Elements, Mason has performed with Classical Actors Ensemble (Julius Caesar, Midsummer Night's Dream, Merchant of Venice), taught at Lyric Arts and Maranatha Christian Academy, and directed for Arts Nest (The Field Guide to Mating) and Saint Mark's Drama Ministry (fight direction, West Side Story). He is also a founding member of Red Dice Collective, producing premieres of Home and The Marvelous Red Balloon.