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Live Professional Theater
for West Metro Audiences

Harbor is a repertory company that creates and prepares live shows and presents it to audiences in flexible responsive ways to west metro audiences. Sometimes it's a play, sometimes it's a variety show for the city of Plymouth, sometimes it's free theater in the parks.

 
 

Who We Are

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Keith Bridges

Director
Keith Bridges is a playwright, director, and the founder of Harbor Repertory Theater. He has directed many new plays and workshops of new plays, most recently he directed 2 productions of "Surge" by Chris Stezin in Los Angeles and Minneapolis (at the Fringe festival), and a workshop of "Iddy and O" by Richard Washer, in Washington, DC. He was the founder and artistic director of Charter Theater in Washington, DC, where he directed many new plays, including "Sleeping and Waking" and "what Dogs Do" by Chris Stezin; "Of a Sunday Morning" by Richard Washer; "A House in the Country" by Peter Coy (winner of two Helen Hayes awards);  Allyson Currin's "Church of the Open Mind" (a Helen Hayes award nominee); "The Taste of Fire" by Paul Donnelly (Helen Hayes Award for best actor); the critically acclaimed production of John Walch's "Circumference of a Squirrel"; as well as the Dropping the Cow comedy sketch shows: "Fat Gay Jew", "Fear Itself", "Sacred Cows" and "The Rule of Three". His writing includes the critically acclaimed production of "Lie With Me" at Mutineer Theatre in Los Angeles; the Charter Theatre productions of "F.U. (Forgive Us... what'd you think we meant?)"; "Princes Peanut's Rainy Day" ; "Monkeyboy"; and "Watching Left" (nominated for a Helen Hayes Award); as well as "The Coward and the Glory" at Totem Pole Playhouse; "Finding Tony", and "Our Lady of Sandwich" produced at The National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts ART Company. He teaches and directs workshops and readings of new plays in DC and all over the country and is a founder of the annual Kennedy Center's Page to Stage Labor Day Festival. He lives in Plymouth with his super-awesome family.

keith.bridges@harrborrep.org


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Shana Berg

Shana Berg was most recently seen in "Nature for the Nation" (Lidian Emerson) with TigerLion Arts. Other performances include "The Diary of Anne Frank" (Miep Giess) at Park Square Theatre, the Ivey Award-winning production of "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story" (Maria Elena Holly), "Lonely Soldiers: Women at War in Iraq" (Anna Peterford), "This Side of Paradise", and "Sisters of Swing" at The History Theatre; "Motherhood Out Loud", and "Voices" with Theatre Unbound. She earned her M.M. from McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul in 2013.

shana.berg@harborep.org


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Josh Barrett

Josh lives in New Hope, MN but grew up in Easton, Maryland. He's worked in the entertainment industry for 17 years where he acted for TV, film, theater and commercials. He was a producer at Viacom and an award winning independent film director. Now-a-days he sells medical malpractice insurance.

josh.barrett@harborrep.org


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Robert Gardner

Rob is Emeritus Professor of Theatre at Gustavus Adolphus College where, for thirty-six years, he directed plays and taught courses in acting, directing and theatre history. Besides his activity in the Department of Theatre and Dance where he often collaborated with colleagues in other departments, he worked with many outstanding students and in 2005 was honored with the Carlson Award for outstanding teaching.

Rob’s Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley focused on directing and dramatic literature, particularly the plays of Shakespeare, Chekhov, and “the fervent years” of American drama in the 1930’s.

During the latter part of his career at GAC, he returned to early passions—acting and Russian theatre.  He resumed his study of the Russian language and made three trips to Moscow/St. Petersburg where he lived with Russian families and studied at the storied Moscow Art Theatre.  Further studies in acting led him into an exploration of the Michael Chekhov technique, a creative approach to acting the he shared with his students and used himself as he returned to the stage.

Since retiring in 2007, Rob has acted with companies in the Twin Cities, Wisconsin, and Iowa.  Among his favorite roles are Hector Nations in Foxfire, Roy Cohn in Angels in America, and the title character in King Lear, which he has performed twice, most recently as a guest artist at GAC.