Jason Peterson, Executive Artistic Director Jason Peterson is the Artistic Director and co-founder of Yellow Tree Theatre. Jason has worked as an actor in television, film and theater in New York and Minneapolis over the past twelve years. Recent projects include: Fool for Love & Rabbit Hole (Jungle Theater); Grace, Death of a Salesman, Clybourne Park, The Pavilion, String, Miracle on Christmas Lake, Our Town, The Rainmaker and The Glass Menagerie (YTT). Jason was recently noted in Mpls. St. Paul Magazine as a “Risk Taker” & “Scene Shaper” in the Twin Cities artistic community. He holds a BFA in Acting from the University of MN Duluth. Jason and his wife, Jessica, founded Yellow Tree together in 2008.
Jessica Lind Peterson, Associate Artistic & Development Director Jessica Lind Peterson is co-founder of Yellow Tree along with her husband, Jason. Jessica is an actress and playwright and her plays have been produced in LA, New York, Chicago, Miami, Duluth and here at YTT. Roles at YTT include: Violet, Next to Normal (Lavender Magazine "Creme de la Creme Performance"), Dancing at Lughnasa (Star Tribune Top Ten Twin Cities Productions of 2015), Stay Tuned, Circle Mirror Transformation, The Last 5 Years and Title of Show. Plays include: Miracle on Christmas Lake I & II, A Hunting Shack Christmas, A Gone Fishin' Christmas, What I Learned From Grizzly Bears (published by Smith & Kraus), String (KCACTF Mark Twain Comedy Award Runner-up) and Lena Long Legs. Jessica holds a BA in English & Theater from the University of MN Duluth and she is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at Hamline. She is also the proud mom of two light-saber loving little boys, Westin & Winter.
Kara Wolf, Audience Services & Development Manager Kara has been with Yellow Tree since 2014. With an education degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, a love of music and theatre, and an odd knack for remembering names, she has found a great love for her role at Yellow Tree in this lovely strip mall. When you arrive for a show, don't be surprised if she knows your name when you walk up to the window! Kara is also the co-founder of Maple Grove-based Home Base Theater. Kara looks forward to getting into the community and cultivating partnerships with the people and businesses of the Northwest Suburbs!
Molly Weibel, House Manager Molly Weibel is delighted to be joining the Yellow Tree Theatre team as House Manager. After spending the past year traveling the country with Feed My Starving Children, Molly is elated to be returning to the world of theatre. As a graduate of Normandale College's theatre program, she has previously worked for the Paul Bunyan Playhouse and currently teaches theatre in the Bloomington Public Schools. Molly is thrilled to be bringing her experience both on and off the stage to this incredible theatre company!
Kelly Anderson, Assistant Audience Services Manager As an actor, Kelly loves to bring captivating stories to curious audiences. At Yellow Tree, Kelly has the pleasure of doing so in an exciting new capacity. Be sure to drop by the box office, and she will tell you all about the many lively stories coming up at YTT! Kelly holds a BA in Musical Theatre and English Literature from Bethel University.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
John Nelson, (Board President) | Al Coleman | Amber Christian | Jon Cranney | Paul Holzmeyer
Mike Matheson | Jarrod Peterson| Jason Peterson| Jessica Lind Peterson | Connie Wilder Willis