About

DOMINIQUE SERRAND, STEVEN EPP, NATHAN KEEPERS, & CHRISTINA BALDWIN

The Moving Company is devoted to creating new and imaginative theatre that is grounded in the present, rooted in its creator’s shared past and always questioning the possible. Each piece pulls from different source material; whether an adaptation of a novel or short story; a re-imagination of a classic text; or a creation built from scratch. In all of our endeavors we pursue a unique vocabulary using improvisation and play, space, image, movement, language and music to investigate the poetic and human - pushing the theatrical form. We believe in the evolution of our work, how one piece speaks to the next, allowing us to continually challenge our own history while moving forward.

The Moving Company has developed and is implementing a model for making new work for the American theatre. This model is comprised of three phases: research and development at home and through partnerships with colleges and universities around the country, small scale production with the professional artists of The Moving Company in Minneapolis, and large scale touring presentations through partnerships with national producing/presenting organizations.

 
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Dominique Serrand

Co-Artistic Director of The Moving Company and co-founder of Theatre de la Jeune Lune, Dominique Serrand has acted, conceived, directed and designed for most Jeune Lune and Moving Company productions for over 30 years, concentrating primarily on directing. His other directing stages include Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Playmakers, La Jolla Playhouse, Yale Repertory Theatre, American Repertory Theatre, Actors Theater of Louisville, The Guthrie Theater, The Children’s Theatre, The Alley, The Shakespeare Theater, DC, amongst others.

Awards: 2006 Best Production “THE MISER”, Boston, Houston, San Diego, Minneapolis, San Francisco, 2005 Tony award best regional theater, 2005 USA ARTIST Fellow, Ford and Bush Fellow , knighted by the French Government in the order of Arts and Letters.  

 

 
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Steven Epp

Actor, writer and co-Artistic Director of The Moving Company and Theatre de la Jeune Lune (1983-2008), Steve’s acting credits include title roles in Crusoe, Hamlet, Gulliver, Figaro, and The Miser. Locally, he has graced the stage at The Guthrie Theatre, Ten Thousand Things, The Jungle and others. His work has also brought him to La Jolla Playhouse, Berkeley Rep, The Spoleto Festival, American Repertory Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Alley Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theater, and Theatre for a New Audience, and The New Victory Theatre off-Broadway, among others. In addition to creating new work for The Moving Company, Steve has co-authored many plays, including Children of Paradise, which was awarded a 1993 Outer-Critics Circle award

Awards: 1999 Fox Fellow, 2009 McKnight Playwrights Center Fellow, 2013 Beinecke Fellow at Yale University, and 2012 Helen Hayes Award for Best Actor.

 

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Nathan Keepers

Nathan is Producing Artistic Director of The Moving Company, working as a creator, actor/author, director and producer. Nathan spent 11 seasons with Theatre de la Jeune Lune (1998-2008). In the Twin Cities Nathan has performed at The Jungle Theater, Ten Thousand Things, Sod House Theatre, CTC and Augsburg Varsity Theatre. Nationally, Nathan has directed at Actors Theatre of Louisville and Merrimack Repertory Theatre, and performed with Berkeley Repertory, American Repertory Theatre, The Alley Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Shakespeare Theatre, D.C. and The Folger Theatre.  As a teacher, he has  taught extensive workshops, including serving as a teaching artist at various institutions and universities both in Minnesota and around the country.

 
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Christina Baldwin

An advocate of new work, Christina serves as Artistic Associate, music director and performer with The Moving Company. A collaborator with Theatre de la Jeune Lune for nearly 10 years she co-adapted and performed the title role in their critically-acclaimed touring production of Carmen. She is a singer, actor, writer and director who has engaged audiences in film, on stage and in concert settings. Christina’s collaborations range from the PBS national broadcast of HMS Pinafore with the Guthrie to lending her voice to animated short films by the Dutch filmmaker Rosto A.D (Cannes Film Festival award-winner). She has been a frequent soloist and recording artist with the Minnesota Orchestra and is an actor on the nationally broadcast radio show "Wits." Christina has appeared with other companies such as Nautilus Music-Theater, Skylark Opera, Minnesota Opera, The Schubert Club, Great American History Theater, Ex Machina Baroque Opera Ensemble, the Astoria Music Festival and many others. 

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