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Billie Jo is a voice, stage and on-camera actor and a writer. In the Twin Cities, Billie Jo has performed with the Guthrie Theater, the Illusion Theater, Old Log Theatre, Actors Theater of MN, Minneapolis Musical Theater, Workhouse Theater, Urban Samurai, 20% Theatre, Teatro del Pueblo, Theatre Unbound, and Chameleon Theatre, among others. For the latest news from Billie Jo, please go to www.billiejokonze.com.
Currently writing, auditioning, and doing film and VO
Unsung (Jackie) with Sidekick Theatre, at the Minneapolis Womens' Club (April/May 2017), Dir. Brian Jopek
Evil Twin at the 2016 MN Fringe Festival
Cinderella (Wicked Stepsister) with Old Log Theatre, Dir. Kent Knutson
The Deep Dark (Kara Fuller) for the Twin Cities Horror Festival, Dir. Sean Dillon
Masq Commedia Troupe (Multiple Characters) with Shadow Horse Theater
Hauptmann (Anna Hauptmann) with Candid Theater, Dir. Justin Kirkeberg
BA in Theatre Arts from the University of Minnesota
The Cabaret Conference at Yale, Cabaret Performance Technique Erv Raible, Sally Mayes, Sharon McNight, Rita Gardner, Julie Wilson, Jason Graae, etc.
Shakespeare and Company, Weekend Intensive Dave Demke
The Guthrie Theater, Actor’s Workout Raye Birk
The Guthrie Theater, Master Class Workshop Session Joe Dowling
The Guthrie Theater, Audition Workshop John Miller-Stephany
The Guthrie Theater, Cabaret Performance Peggy O’Connell & David Lohmann
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, Performance Training Classes Michelle Barber & Heidi Spesard-Noble
Brave New Institute, Performance Track Improv, Levels 1-4 John Haynes, Mike Fotis, Lauren Anderson, & Katy McEwen
Acting Workshops and Master Classes with Thomas Prattki (movement), Andrew Wade (Shakespeare), Jon Ferguson (clowning), Kari Margolis (Margolis Method), Lucinda Holshue (Roy Hart) and Jane Brody (Cold Read and Monologue Auditioning)