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Lawrence Novikoff and Paul Engelhardt founded Strawdog Theatre Company in 1988 after performing together in a production of Euripides’s Helen. Strawdog was intended to be a home for a company of actors drawn to a gritty, realistic theater style. The group took their name from Sam Peckinpah’s movie Straw Dogs and was founded with the commitment to the ensemble approach, which remains the backbone of Strawdog today.

Emeritus Ensemble

Dan Apodaca

Jennifer Avery

Alexandra Billings

Nancy Bishop

Chrisanne Blankenship

Brittany Dee Bodley

Abigail Boucher

Shannon Branham

Leslie Brumlik

Michelle Caplan

Donald Cardiff

Becca Cardo

Erin Carlson

Debbie Caruso

Kristin Caskey

Laurie Charlton

Elea Crowther

Scott Cummins

Tim Curtis

Anita Deely

Jamie Denton

Laura Dieli

Nic Dimond

Michael Dobbs

Amy Dunlap

Paul Engelhardt

Paul Fagen

Amy Fenton

Mikhail Fiksel

Kyle Gibson

Chris Hainsworth

Lynne Hall

Kamal Hans

Chuck Harper

Catherine Head

Carrie Hegdahl

Stephanie Heller

Erik Hellman

Tom Hickey

Jess Hill

Lindsay Jones

Jordan Kardasz

Kirsten Kelly

Dan Kerrigan

Oona Kersey

Lynne Koscielniak

Elizabeth Laidlaw

Katharine Laidlaw

Karen Hough Majidzadeh

Todd Majidzadeh

Sean T. Mallary

Stephanie Manglaras

David Meihaus

Joanna Melville

Gregor Mortis

Mike Mroch

Stephen F. Murray

Larry Novikoff

Janice O’Neill

Jo Ann Oliver

Jamie Pachino

Stacy Parker

David Pease

Bart Petty

Mike Przygoda

Dan Rankin

Loretta Rezos

Kevin Richey

Brandon Saunders

Steve Savage

Richard Shavzin

Sean Sheridan

Noah Simon

Josh Sobel

Maggie Speer

Julie Stanton

Scott Stegenga

Sarah J. Stray

John Taflan

Chris Thunker

Garrett Todd

Sherry Vivar

David Warren

Kenny Williams

Ashley Ann Woods

James Anthony Zoccoli

Emeritus Artistic Leaders

Jennifer Avery

Hank Boland

Brandon Bruce

Michael Dailey

Nic Dimond

Kyle Hamman

Heath Hays

Jess Hill

Anderson Lawfer

Larry Novikoff

Richard Shavzin

Emeritus Managing Directors

Leah Barish

Hank Boland

Alex Goodman

Kyle D. Hillman

Cortney Hurley

Mike Mroch

Patrick Rybarczyk

Charlotte Thomas

Tim Zingelman

James Anthony Zoccoli

Emeritus Board

Gregory Altman

Elizabeth K. Auman

Stephen Bennett

Krista Bryski

Charles Bullock

Sheila Deely

Jim Hobart

Romain Ichbiah

Thomas V. Linguanti

Joyce McGreevy

Julie O’Keefe

Jack Rubin

Nora Stapleton

Mark D. Warner

Chelsea Wilson

Pat Yuzawa-Rubin

Tim Zingelman

Teddy Zmrhal

Patrick Zubrod