Erin Roberg is our Artistic Director and Programs Director. She has been on staff since September of 2005 and has been involved with almost all aspects of the theater. She acts, directs, manages directors and instructors and runs the residency programs among other regluar administrative responsibilities. She works with our volunteer board to make certain the artistic vision of Verge Theater along with its mission are the theater's top priorities.
Erin grew up performing. Her mother's dance studio's annual recitals were the first stage on which she strutted her stuff at the ripe ole age of three. She started performing in plays and musicals in her teens, getting a solid foundation from her high school in Minnetonka, MN along with area community theaters such as Minnetonka Children's Theatre, Child's Play (now Stages) and Youth Performance Company. She graduated with a B.A. in Theatre from the Minneapolis campus of The University of Minnesota. She started her professional career doing commercial, voice over and film work in Minneapolis as well as performing with the legendary Dudley Riggs' Brave New Workshop.
After moving to Montana in 1999 she was excited to find a theater that did challenging, original and "big city" type of programming. This theater of course was Verge Theater, known as Equinox Theatre at the time. Her first show was during the spring of 2000 and she soon joined the local Broad Comedy troupe. She has performed and directed countless shows at Verge! Some of her favorite roles include: Sister Elizabeth Donderstock in The Book of Liz, Lulie Stanwyck in 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche, Kayleen in Gruesome Playground Injuries and Yitzhak in Erin's favorite show of all time Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
Erin's greatest professional accomplishment are "keeping the energy and excitement of live theater percolating at The Verge and helping to ensure that unique theatrical opportunities are available in this very special part of Montana!"