The Moving Company announced the appointment today of Larisa Netterlund as the company’s newly created Executive Director. Since its establishment in 2008, The Moving Company has built a reputation for vivid theatrical works with alternately comic and dramatic tones. It has been led since its inception by Co-Aristic Directors Dominique Serrand and Steven Epp, with Nathan Keepers and Christina Baldwin serving as the company’s artistic associates. The Executive Director position is funded in part by a $25,000 grant isntallment from The McKnight Foundation.
The Moving Company’s original works frequently delve into matters of local and topical interest, with topics such as refugee crises, banalities in small-town Minnesota, the aftermath of a tornado, fairy tales, and catastrophic flooding. Although the company frequently performs at the Lab Theater in Northeast Minneapolis, its 2017 production of Refugia took place at the Guthrie Theater. (Refugia explored the plight of seaborn migrants to Europe.)
Netterlund joins The Moving Company from the University of Colorado–Boulder. She is a graduate of the University of North Dakota and the University of Northwestern-St. Paul.