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In 1998 Seraphina Richardson and Justin M. Kirkeberg formed Candid as a way to address their political concerns. Although originally conceived as a platform for their particular voices, Candid's immediate success brought them into contract with other theater professionals seeking a similar mouthpiece. Thus an ensemble was born. Over the years Candid has collaborated with a wide range of artists to create work and has gone on to receive vast critical and popular acclaim.


justin.jpgJustin M. Kirkeberg
Artistic Director/Founder

Justin has over 20 years of experience in theater. He spent his early 
career performing in New York City, as a company member with Full 
House Theater and Perry Street Tehater, among others. As a director his work 
has traveled the country extensively and has received national and international awards and acclaim.. Read More 


phina.jpgSeraphina Nova
Principal Playwright/Founder

Seraphina has two MFA degrees in Theater. One in Directing, and the 
other in Playwriting. She has recently directed at the Idaho
 Repertory Theater, and the Kenworthy Performing Arts Center. 
Recent directing credits include One Flea Spare, Fat Pig, and
 Savage in Limbo. She just returned to her home town of St. Paul, MN
 to continue her work In the theater. As a playwright her work has 
been produced in New York, Wyoming, Minneapolis. She was
 awarded Best Play of The Year, by Lavender Magazine in 2002.


shelly.jpgShelly Domke
Music Director

Shelly has been a company member with Candid since 1998. She was featured in the world premiere of Found Naked and served as acting coach and assistant director on several other productions. A director in her own right, she headed the premiere of Seraphina's "Her Frail Colored Heaven".


Elle Zulauf
Designer Read more about Elle

Lara Long
Stage Manager Read more about Lara


Board of Directors

Officers of the Board

Robert Snyder- Board President 2013-

Jennifer Lindgren- Treasurer 2013-

Michael Snyder- Secretary 2013-

Members of the Board

Elle Zulauf 2013-

Justin Kirkeberg 2013-

Tonya Slattery 2013-

David Skinner 2013-

Mark Perry 2013-

Kathrine Preble 2013-



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