Theatre B is an ensemble theatre company composed of theatre artists with a wide variety of backgrounds and training. The ensemble is composed of actors, directors, writers, designers, and theatre technicians. They reside in Fargo Moorhead and consider Theatre B an artistic home.
Ensemble Member, Operations & Production Manager
Monika Browne-Ecker joined the Theatre B ensemble in early 2018 and became an artist administrator in the Theatre B office in the Spring of 2018. Performing credits at Theatre B include Decked!, Small Mouth Sounds, Yule B Jolly, Hamlet, Marjorie Prime, The Art of Bad Men, ReEntry, and multiple performances of B at Home. She directed The Cake, Meditation Retreat (a collaboration with Plains Art Museum), and a selection of Neil Gaiman short stories for B at Home; Assistant Directed Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play, and The Santaland Diaries; and was an Assistant Stage Manager for 1984. At B, Monika also designed props for An Act of God, The Roommate, The Last Schwartz, Blackbird (props and costumes), Church & State, and Straight White Men. Monika’s prop designs have also appeared in the Moorhead High School productions of A Wrinkle In Time and She Kills Monsters. She has also performed at Concordia College Theatre’s production of The Race.
Crystal Cossette Knight
Crystal Cossette Knight joined the Theatre B ensemble in the fall of 2017, and was seen on stage last season as Lina in Cry It Out and Una in Blackbird. She also assistant directed Church & State, and has previously performed with the company in The Moors, Hand to God, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, and Boy’s Life. Other local credits include The Magic Flute (Fargo-Moorhead Opera) and Company, Cabaret, and Into the Woods (Wheelhouse). Crystal graduated from Augsburg College with degrees in Theatre Arts and Organizational Communications.
Matthew Dryburgh joined the Theatre B ensemble in the fall of 2023. Matthew is a Director and Fight and Intimacy Choreographer who has worked on a variety of Theatre B productions including The Lifespan of a Fact (2023), Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche (2023), Mr. Burns, a post-electric play (2022), and The Oil Project (2015). Other credits include Twelfth Night and How I Learned To Drive (Theatre NDSU), All Childish Things and A Few Good Men (FMCT), Louisville//KY//USA (Actors Theatre of Louisville), and Three Sisters (The Neighborhood, Chicago). Matthew holds a B.F.A. Performance: Directing degree from North Dakota State University.
Scott Ecker has been involved with Theatre B since their Second Stage productions of Good n Plenty and The Strange Misadventures of Patty. He has acted in Almost, Maine, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, The Underpants, The Art of Bad Men, A Beautiful Hell, and B at Home. Scott has directed The Last Schwartz, An Act of God, and the adaptive theatre collaborations of Alice in Wonderland and Treasure Island. Before joining the ensemble Scott served on the Theatre B Board. In the past, he has also used the Theatre B space for his experimental comedy shows and readings of his original scripts. Scott has a theatre degree from SDSU and has worked in the FM area as a stand-up comedian, improviser, DJ, and writer.
Rachel Geinert joined the ensemble in 2023 after having been an active member of the Theatre B family for over 10 years. She has stage managed many productions, including Red, The Moors, Church and State, and Keely and Du as well as performing in The Cake. Rachel also acts as “Keeper of the Brains,” coordinating the after school program, summer camps and social media for Inspire Innovation Lab in Moorhead and has organized the Fargo Moorhead Pride in the Park event since 2019.
Jacob Hartje is a local comedian/actor of stage and film. His recent productions include: The Last Schwartz, Hamlet, Blackbird, Church & State, Women of Clay, 1984, and others.
Lori Horvik is a founding member of Theatre B where she has directed Straight White Men, Zara Spook and Other Lures, Brilliant Traces, The Guys, Parallel Lives, and Two Rooms. She has appeared in the Theatre B productions of Slice of Life (Denise), Good People (Margie), Vino Veritas (Lauren), Rabbit Hole (Becca), Bright Ideas (Genevra), Quake (That Woman), and Dinner with Friends (Karen). Lori has an M.F.A. from Northern Illinois University. She currently resides in Roseville, MN.
Scott Horvik is a founding member of Theatre B, a Fargo native, and a local actor who has worked in many different areas with Theatre B as Marketing Director, Board Member, Director, Lighting Designer and Actor. Scott has appeared numerous Theatre B productions including: The Seafarer (Sharkey), Vino Veritas (Phil), Clybourne Park (Russ/Dan) Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol (Scrooge), Rabbit Hole (Howie), Sylvia (Greg), The Santaland Diaries (David), and The Guys (Nick). Scott has also appeared in the Penny & Pals video series as the kooky investigative reporter, Trace Hunter. Scott is also a local voice-over and on-camera talent who has appeared in commercials for Montana-Dakota Utilities, the North Dakota DOT, and the Redhawks. Scott earned his B.F.A. in Theatre from NDSU, and now works in Marketing and Promotions at Rust Sales.
David Huebner (Lighting Design) is in his fourth season with Theatre B. He has worked as the Technical Director at the Fargo Theatre and does freelance lighting design and rigging for concerts in the area. Previous credits include technical direction for Theatre B’s Straight White Men and lighting design for The Sweet New, Slice of Life, 1984, Blackbird, and Hamlet. He graduated from Augustana College, Sioux Falls, with degrees in Math, Physics, and Computer Science and works as a software developer for Bushel. He is currently co-designing the production of The Father (scenic and lighting design) at Theatre B.
Maren Jystad- Spar
Maren Jystad-Spar has performed at Theatre B in Keely and Du, Cry It Out, Becky’s New Car, and The Underpants. Other credits include: Cabaret, Wonderful Town (Concordia College), and Sweet Charity (FMCT). Maren graduated from Concordia College with degrees in Theatre and Communications and a minor in Women’s Studies. She is currently the Chaos Coordinator of her household where she manages her five children’s schedules. Maren and her husband, Ben, are also licensed foster parents.
Alex Kleven (He/Him) is elated to join the Theatre B Ensemble. He has been seen onstage at B in The Lifespan of a Fact (Jim) and Keely and Du (Cole). Some notable Theatre NDSU credits include How I Learned To Drive (Peck), Peter Pan (Captain Hook), The Women of Lockerbie (George), and Tartuffe (Orgon). When not performing, Alex can be found writing, making music, watching movies, or reading a book.
Tim Larson graduated from Vanguard University in Southern, CA with a B.A. in Theater/Communications. Some of his favorite credits include: Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, Judge Danforth in The Crucible. At Theatre B Tim performed in Cry It Out and 1984, and directed the mainstage production of Church & State. He is an active member of the Linebenders Improv comedy group, starred in the feature film 305, and directed a feature length Star Wars Documentary currently on Netflix called Jedi Jr High.
Clare Lynch joined the Theatre B ensemble in 2019, having previously performed on the Theatre B stage in The Last Schwartz, Church and State, The Moors, Equivocation, and The Art of Bad Men. She graduated from NDSU in 2015 with a BFA in theatre arts. When not at the theater or at work, Clare is usually knitting, baking, or teaching dance group fitness classes.
Pam Strait joined the ensemble in 2008. She holds a B.A. in Theatre from Henderson University, attended the National Shakespeare Conservatory, and has been acting, writing, and directing for more than 30 years. Pam’s Theatre B acting credits include Hamlet, Meditation Retreat, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Good People, Clybourne Park, The Dead Guy, Kuwait, The Laramie Project, and Third. She also directed Blackbird, Hand to God, Vino Veritas, and Next Fall. Pam is the Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator for the Fargo Public Library.
Michael Sunram holds a B.F.A. in Theatre from NDSU. He has been involved with Theatre B since its start. He has run sound and lights for past Theatre B shows such as Parallel Lives, Quake, The Santaland Diaries, Rabbit Hole, and others. He has also designed lights for Kuwait, Next Fall, Becky’s New Car, 12 Dates of Christmas, Scrooge Macbeth, and Hand To God, as well as acting in Theatre B’s productions of The Last Schwartz, Straight White Men, Almost, Maine, Wit, Boy’s Life. Outside of Theatre B, Michael was a member of the Harwood Prairie Playhouse in West Fargo for 14 years.
Missy Teeters is a graduate of Concordia College where she studied Theatre Arts and English Literature. Since joining the Theatre B ensemble in 2006, Missy has been seen in numerous productions, including Hamlet, Cry It Out, Church & State, The Moors, Hand to God, Slice of Life, Equivocation, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, 33 Variations, The Twelve Dates of Christmas, Wintertime, Fat Pig, Kuwait, Zara Spook & Other Lures, and Sylvia. Missy has also served in various technical capacities such as stage management, properties, and sound design.
David Wintersteen is a founding member of Theatre B and Director of Theatre for Concordia College. At Theatre B, his directing credits include Hamlet, Slice of Life, Equivocation, Wit, Wintertime, and Joined at the Head, and he performed in Vino Veritas, Joined at the Head, and Sylvia. His Concordia directing credits include The Secret in the Wings, Dracula, The Metal Children, The Elephant Man, She Stoops to Conquer, Picnic, Medea, Equus, and Measure for Measure. In addition to directing and acting, David crafts many of Theatre B’s theatrical effects, including spurting blood, exploding ornaments, running water, falling snow, a spaceship landing, and a 1000-gallon pool. David earned a B.A. from Luther College, an M.F.A. in Directing from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and a Ph.D. in Theatre from the University of Oregon.