Joel Thingvall

Last updated

May 17, 2017
 

Biography

A DRAMATIC HUMORIST

A CHARACTER - A FACE - A MOMENT  

Actor 50s/60s

Currently working voice-overs, industrial, short films, on-camera, and commercial and television projects, as well as the occasional stage production

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JOEL THINGVALL COMMERCIAL ACTING REEL

OLD FARMER

BEATLES PROJECT - Fixing a Hole

Résumé

PEFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

Merlin Magic Shows Burger King Corporation

Saturday Science Clubhouse Iggy the Iguana Science Museum of Minnesota

Storytalers Minneapolis Public Schools/Parks

GorillaGrams Eastern Onion

Duck Soup Players Playwright, Performer, Manager Marine-on-St.Croix

Reader’s Theater St. Cloud School System

The Sad Clown Street Mime in Parks

Drinking Game Minnesota Various Readings, Bryant Lake Bowl

MINNESOTA FRINGE

Miss Longview Texas Drag Pageant (2014) Dinky - Dir. Mark Hooker Brazen Theatre

Stuck in an Elevator with Patrick Stewart (2013) Dr. Who - Dir. Kevin Houle Writer: Brandon Taitt Theatre Cosmic

Kafkaesque: A Musical Metamorphosis (2012) The Father - Dir. Eli Coats Writer/Composer: Nathan Schilz Studio Alethea

Scenes on a Park Bench (2011) Jobless Man - Writer/Director Garrett Rademacher Mercury Ninety Productions

Nightmare Man (2011) Project Development - Dir. Paul von Stoetzel Writer/Composer Nathan Schilz Studio Alethea

 

DINNER THEATRE/SUMMER STOCK

Ole and Lena's Christmas (Ole) Funside Dinner Theatre Stillwater, Minnesota

The Fantasticks (Mortimer) The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Broderick) A Flea In Her Ear (Camille) Teddy Bear Players Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Once Upon A Mattress (King Sextimus) A Funny Thing Happened On Way To Forum (Erronius) The Fantasticks (Mortimer) Carrousel Inn Dinner Theatre Columbus, Ohio

Arsenic and Old Lace (Rev. Harper) Odd Couple (Vinnie) Rainmaker (File) You Can't Take It With You (Ed) Theatre L'Homme Dieu Alexandria, Minnesota

Man of LaMancha (Paco) Thurber Carnival (Player) Roar of Greasepaint Smell of Crowd (Bully) Genesis Theatre Reading, Pennsylvania

 

OUTDOOR SHAKESPEARE

Tartuffe (Tartuffe) Julius Caesar (Cinna) Volpone (Voltaire) Tempest (Gonzolo) Twelfth Night (Sir Andrew) Merry Wives of Windsor (Simple) Shakespeare and Company White Bear Lake, Minnesota

Romeo and Juliet (Romeo) Taming of the Shrew (Tranio) Twelfth Night (Fabian) Shakespeare in the Streets Minneapolis, Minnesota

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Philostrate) Upright Egg Theatre Company St. Paul, Minnesota

 

MINNESOTA THEATRE

Lillies of the Field (Orville Livingston) Shadowlands (Warnie Lewis) Mercy Unrelenting (Doctor/Father/Priest) Open Window Theatre Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ice Glen (Grayson) The Fantasticks (Bellomy) Genghis Kahn (Aide-de-Camp) Theatre in the Round Minneapolis, Minnesota

Fox on the Fairway (The Starter) Old Log Theatre Excelsior, Minnesota

As You Like It (William) You Can’t Take It With You (Tony Kirby) Little Moon of Alban (Father Curran) Pinocchio (The Sly Fox) Drunkard (Farmer Jones) Diary of Anne Frank (Mr. Frank) Dark of the Moon (John Witch Boy) Paint Your Wagon (Sam) Camelot (Merlin) Lakeshore Playhouse White Bear Lake, Minnesota

Othello (Clown) Fantasticks (Mortimer) Lamp At Midnight (Gepe) Theatre of Involvement Minneapolis, Minnesota

Promises Promises (Kirklebee) Beggar on Horseback (Homer Cady) Dark of the Moon (Preacher Haggler) Theatre 1900 Minneapolis, Minnesota

Searching for the Soul of Science (Will the Bartender) Brazen Theatre Mineapolis, Minnesota

Arsenic and Old Lace (1975) (Dead Body/Atmosphere) Guthrie Theatre Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

FILMSCRIPTS STAGED READINGS

BILL COOPER PROJECTS: The Queen's Deception (2012) Selby - Al Easter writer ; Bill-Land (2011) General Waring/various-  David Erickson writer; Devil's Gardener (2010) General Gaites - Chris Becke, writer 

PLAY BY PLAY BOOKS READINGS: Food For Thought (2011) Directions - Rich Rubin, writer; Shelf Life (2011) Sal - Mic Weinblatt, writer; Eat the Rich (2011) Jamie - Luke Weber, writer; True Scent (2011) Butler - Greg Abbott, writer.

GONZO THEATRE STAGED READINGS The Most Incredible Thing: The Life of Hans Christian Andersen Laura C.J. Owen, writer (Old Hans Christian Anderson) Gonzo Group Theatre Saint Paul, Minnesota

OTHER THEATRE

The Prince and the Pauper (Miles Hendon) Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (George) Blue Monster (Taer) Summer and Smoke (Archie Kramer) Personal Appearance (Broderick) Stanley (Mr. Laurel’s Shadow) A Christmas Carol (Bob Cratchit) The Miracle Worker (James) J.B. (Jonanthan) Dracula (Jonathan Harker) Oh Dad Poor Dad Mama’s Hung You In The Closet...Feeling So Sad (Bellboy)

EXPERIMENTAL/GROUP THEATRE

Group 239

Braille

We’re Only In It For The Money

Reflections

The Green Cuckatoo

An Enemy of the People

Everyman

The Lottery

The Great White Hope

Sweet Eros/Whiskey

Shakespeare Games

 

EDUCATION

University of Minnesota BES Degree - course concentration Theatre Arts and Journalism plus Graduate courses in Theatre Arts. Studied Speech/Communication at St. Cloud State University. Also, Religious Theatre at Viterbo College. 

 

TRAINING

MASTER CLASSES in MASK: Carlo Mazzone-Clementi. PLAYWRITING: Charles Nolte. ACTING: Louis Dezseran, Warren Frost. MIME: Mamako, Tony Hodek, Ladislav Fialka, Samuel Avital, Reid Gilbert, Jacques LeCoq. DANCE: Robert Moulton, Loyce Houlton, Charles Weidman, William Burdick. ON-CAMERA AUDITION TECHNIQUES: Bill Cooper. MEISNER/LEWIS ACTING WORKSHOP: Sandra K. Horner. VOICE: Beth Chaplin. THEATRE MENTOR: Dr. Louis H. Campbell. Extensive experience in theatrical and film criticism. Opinion writer for major metro dailies. Accomplished editor. Extensive background in Theatre Business Management and Entertainment Public Relations and Promotion. AWARDS: Member of Playwrights Lab. Playwriting grants from Jerome Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, two Minnesota State Arts Board grants, Dayton-Hudson Production Grant, winner of Jacksonville University One-Act Playwriting Competition.

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