About the Creators
Joel Kopischke (playwright & lyricist)
Alissa Rhode (composer & orchestrator)
Alissa always enjoys playing in the woods. Past Northern Sky productions include Dairy Heirs, Naked Radio, Lumberjacks in Love, Victory Farm, Home for the Holidays, When Butter Churns to Gold, No Bones About It, Life on the Mississippi, Bone Dance, Cheeseheads, and Muskie Love. Other Wisconsin credits include Door Shakespeare, Third Avenue Playhouse, Milwaukee Opera Theatre, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, First Stage, Children’s Theater of Madison, and Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua. She is a proud member of ASCAP. As the composer of Dairy Heirs, she encourages you to take home the live soundtrack CD now available online!
Eva Nimmer (playwright)
Eva Nimmer is an actor, writer, and musician whose work has been featured on stages across Wisconsin. Acting credits include Next Act Theatre, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Third Avenue Playhouse, Children’s Theater of Madison, and Northern Sky Theater. Eva’s original monologue To the Young in Heart was produced by Forward Theater Company in 2020, and she is the co-author of musical Dairy Heirs with Joel Kopischke and Alissa Rhode, which was produced in 2018 & 2019 at Northern Sky Theater. www.evanimmer.com
Original Northern Sky Theatre Cast
Above, left to right: Chase Stoeger as TJ Blatschke, Molly Rhode* as Linda Gustafsson, Eva Nimmer as Elsie Fredericks, Doug Clemons as Gabe Frederiks, Lachrisa Grandberry as Rita Spicer, and Alex Campea as JT Blatschke. Northern Sky Theatre, 2018.
At right: Corrie Beula Kovacs performed the role of Elsie Fredericks for the 2019 season.
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
All photos on this website are from the Northern Sky Theatre's 2018 and 2019 productions.