Annelise Eckelaert

Last updated

March 13, 2017

Annelise’s current news

I am pursuing a Producing career - and will be ready to take on new clients March 1st to assist them through the process of identifying and securing rehearsal space, performance locations, and available individual artist grants. 

Contact me at for more information and/or schedule a free consultation. 


Annelise is a freelance artist working in the Twin Cities who is most passionate about bringing new plays to the stage. She primarily works with children's theater, and is currently involved with the Minnesota Renaissance Festival as the Stage Manager for the Throne of Swords.

Companies she has worked with in the past include: CLIMB Theatre, The Minnesota Renaissance Festival, The WorkHaus Collective, Theatre Novi Most, The Children's Theatre Company, Girl Friday Productions, Northern Starz Children's Theatre, Theatre in the Round Players, and Bloomington Civic Theatre. 




Storytelling CD for Megan Noel Johnson (Winter 2017)


Alice @ Wonderland | Northern Starz Children's Theatre (Winter 2016)

Cinderella adapted by Hannah Steblay | Northern Starz Children's Theatre (Fall 2014)

R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) by Karel Čapek & adapted by Dan Ducharme | University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (2012)

Far Away by Caryl Churchill | University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (2011)

I Rise in Flames, Cried the Phoenix by Tennessee Williams | University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (2011)


The Snow Queen | Northern Starz Children's Theatre (Spring 2015)

The Struggle for Equality Continues | dir. Anna Lewein (Winter 2014)

Camino Real by Tennessee Williams | dir. Ben McGovern (2013)

Alice in Wonderland | dir. Peter Brosius (2013)

Flesh and the Desert by Carson Kreitzer | dir. Ben McGovern (2012)

A Short Play About 9/11 by Dominic Orlando | dir. Dominic Orlando (2011)

The Oldest Story in the World | dir. Lisa Channer (2010)


The Nutcracker | Northern Starz Theatre Company, dir. Meggie Grievell (Fall 2015)


Box Wine, Bikinis, and Babes (June 2013) 

Frankenstein (April 2012)

Club Valhalla (February/March 2012)

The Wall (February/March 2011)


MN Renaissance Festival - Merely Players | dir. Katrina Radcliffe (2014)
Role: Ivy Rowan, Shakespearian Player (Juliet, Beatrice, Rosaline)

Christmas Carol | dir. Elizabeth Tanner (2013)
Role: Christmas Present / Charity Worker

The Fantastiks | dir. Elizabeth Tanner (2013)
Role: Bellomy

A Midsummer Night's Dream | dir. Elizabeth Tanner (2013)
Role: u/s Hippolyta

Macbeth | dir. Elizabeth Tanner (2013)
Role: u/s Witch 3

The Great(er) American PastTime | dir. Nico Swenson (2011)
Role: Dusty Joneses

You're A Good Man Charlie Brown | dir. Keith Roberts (2009)
Role: Sally Brown

Guys and Dolls | dir. Keith Roberts (2009)
Role: Sgt. Sarah Brown


B.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of Minnesota with a focus in Directing and Creative Collaborations.


Directing: Ben McGovern, Peter Brosius, Dominic Orlando, Lou Bellomy, Lisa Channer, Bob Rosen. 

Acting: Kym Longhi, Kari Margolis, Dr. Elizabeth Nash, Luverne Seifert, Michael Sommers.


President's Distinguished Student Scholarship (2008-2012), Harriet Stoll Scholarship (2009-2012), Century Council Award & Scholarship (2011), Outstanding Senior Award (2012).