Theatre Corrobora

written by Hailey Colwell 
directed by Aidan Jhane Gallivan

Five friends become subjects in a study on intimacy, forcing them to be honest about their relationships. ‘Rejection’ explores how much a little bit of truth can alter lives and outlooks on love.

Dani Pazurek, Nick Manthe, Emily Rose Duea, Morgan Strickland, Lily Lancaster, Henry Sillman, *Brady Mueller

Stage Manager: Morgan Strickland

 “The Critic and the Drama Queen” 
written by Hailey Colwell 
directed by Aidan Jhane Gallivan 


“‘We’re such good friends. We can say mean stuff like this to each other and it doesn’t mean anything.’

When they met in high school drama club, actress Aidan and writer Hailey seemed the least likely people to become friends. Now, years later, they’re roommates with a well-balanced friendship. But, one disagreement sets off a feud about artistic priorities and changing dreams.”

THE CRITIC AND THE DRAMA QUEEN explores the tensions between critics and artists while chronicling the rise and fall of a friendship. It profiles two young women staring at their futures — one with optimism and the other with uncertainty. It follows two divergent personalities and how they can work together and work to destroy each other. It also experiments with using real-life relationships as stimuli and when to draw the line between reality and fiction.

Cast: Aidan Jhane Gallivan & Hailey Colwell 

Assistant Director: Ash Willison
Stage Manager: Morgan Strickland
Original Music by: John Hilsen

It Always Rained in Paris
written by Hailey Colwell
directed by Aidan Jhane Gallivan


The year is 2030, but the best year for Ellie was 2015, when she set off for Paris to babysit a 6-year-old girl. Now, Ellie has two children and is trying to divorce from her Paris obsession and from her French husband. The girl she babysat, now 21, comes to stay with the family in Minnesota. Her arrival sets into motion a series of misunderstandings about language, love, wealth and family.

Dani Pazurek, Bill Williamson, Anna Olson, Louisa Schumaker, Huxley Westermier 

Original Music by: John Hilsen
Stage Manager: Morgan Strickland

Written for the 2016 Minnesota Fringe Festival / Produced by Theatre Corrobora
Selected as Editor’s Pick by Twin Cities Arts Reader’s 2016 Fringe Awards
Fringe Encore Award Winner

written by Hailey Colwell (age 11) and Hailey Colwell (age 21)


Upon finding her fifth grade journal, a writer crosses timelines and meets her younger self. New scenes and a source text collide as she traces her start as a storyteller growing up in Saint Paul.

Written for the 2015 Minnesota Fringe Festival / Produced by the Snelling Fire Brigade

 “There Will Be Dinner
created by Theatre Corrobora

There Will Be Dinner

A throwback holiday horror comedy about a love triangle between two 1960s suburban couples that goes awry.

Performed December 2014 at Dreamland Arts

created by Theatre Corrobora

image-18449Frustrated with his girlfriend, Leo dreams of a perfect woman in purple. Then she comes to life, threatening to uproot his relationship and livelihood.

Written for the 2014 Minnesota Fringe Festival / Remounted at Northrop

The Critic and the Concubine
written and directed by Hailey Colwell


When a movie critic’s scathing review of screen star Genevieve Viero’s latest film goes to print, the actress storms into his office ready to do anything to get him to take back what he wrote.

Produced by The Grays Players for the 2013 Minnesota Fringe Festival