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Anj Olsen

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April 27, 2017

Anj’s current news

  • Partaking in the Brawl of America fight workshops at the end of May 2017
  • Currently cast in the Human Combat Chess show which launches mid-June 2017.
  • Directing the Viking Encampment group at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. The festival runs mid-August through the end of September. 


I live in Saint Paul, MN with my husband and son. I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Theater and Arts Management degree with minor in Japanese (1991) and a master's degree in Public Affairs (2004).  In the mid-1990s, I co-owned and managed a comedy theater, the Fool's Tree Theater. A lot of great shows were produced. When the physical theater closed due to increasing rent, I began producing shows that would perform at the Phoenix Theater and Bryant Lake Bowl. I've taken stage combat classes in MN, WI, IL, DC, ON and AB Canada, England and Sweden and learned from some of the best teachers/masters available.  I am still a student and looking for opportunities to increase my stage craft.