Artistic Company

John Heimbuch
Co-Artistic Director

John is a founding member and Co-Artistic Director of Walking Shadow Theatre Company.

He has directed Walking Shadow’s productions of The AliensSchiller's Mary StuartCompleat Female Stage Beauty, Drakul, The Transdimensional Couriers Union, Seventy Scenes of Halloween and 36 Views. His original scripts for Walking Shadow include A Midwinter Night's RevelThe Three MusketeersDrakul, The Transdimensional Couriers Union, Squawk, 10-Speed Revolution, The Lives of the Most Notorious Highwaymen, and William Shakespeare's Land of the Dead -- which has been published by Samuel French and produced throughout the world.

In addition to his work with Walking Shadow, John is a filmmaker, game developer, educator, and sings with the rock band Bad September. He is an alumnus of Minnesota State University Mankato, the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, and Perpich Center for Arts Education. He can be found online at johnheimbuch.com.

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David Pisa
Executive Director

David is a founding member and the Executive Director of Walking Shadow Theatre Company. He has served as Production Manager for all of Walking Shadow’s productions.

David is a freelance puzzle designer. He developed original puzzles for Walking Shadow's 1926 Pleasant and Saboteur, and has created day-long, week-long and one-room treasure hunts for various organizations. Projects include City of Glass for MN0PQ, Clever Treasure Puzzle Party for the 38th and Chicago Pop Up Art Storefront Project, the story for MysteryPhone (a smartphone-based choose-your-own-adventure game) for Northern Spark 2014, and puzzles and games for Hennepin County Library's The Night Library at Northern Spark 2016, plus private commissions. David also works as a spotlight operator and backstage technician at the Children's Theatre Company, and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Olaf College.

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Amy Rummenie
Co-Artistic Director

Amy is a founding member and Co-Artistic Director of Walking Shadow Theatre Company.

She has directed Walking Shadow's productions of The Christians, A Midwinter Night's Revel, The Coward, The Whale, Gabriel, The Three Musketeers, The Sexual Life of Savages, Gross IndecencyEurydice, An Ideal Husband, reasons to be pretty, Saboteur, after the quake, Mojo, Squawk, Caligula, Amazons and Their Men, William Shakespeare's Land of the Dead, The American Pilot, Fat Pig, The Lives of the Most Notorious Highwaymen, 10-Speed Revolution, and 1926 Pleasant.

Amy has worked for Park Square Theatre, Daleko Arts, and The Playwrights' Center. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Minnesota State University Mankato, is an alumnus of the Lincoln Center Theatre Director's Lab, and has served as a literary intern for the Guthrie Theater. 

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Production History

Walking Shadow Theatre Company

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