Fossegrim & Nøkk

 Alberta Opera's Hansel and Gretel

Saga loves to learn, read, and make music. But what Saga craves most is adventure. In an epic tale inspired by Scandinavian folklore, Saga journeys deep into the wood where she meets Fossegrim and Nøkk, two shapeshifting siblings with magical powers. Playful fun for the whole family!


tickets will be available through the fringe theatre adventures website in august, 2018!

cast & crew 

megan dart

leif Ingebrigtsen
music & lyrics

Leif Ingebrigtsen-119.jpg

Leif is a musician, sound designer, writer and improviser. Past credits include Ursa Major (Catch the Keys/Workshop West), Pawâkan Macikosisân (Theatre Prospero), Over Her Dead Body (Small Matters). Silver Arrow: The Untold Story of Robin Hood (Citadel Theatre). He’s very excited to be finally sharing Fossegrim & Nøkk with you and hopes you enjoy!

beth dart

erik mortimer
Musical Director

rebecca sadowski


Rebecca is a performing artist, choreographer, and dance instructor based in Edmonton, Alberta. She has performed with Alberta Aboriginal Arts, Punctuate! Theatre, Mile Zero Dance, Nextfest Festival, Feats Festival, the Common Ground Found Festival, Edmonton Fringe Festival, Toronto Fringe Festival, and Dance Ontario. She teaches dance with dancED Movement Projects, the City of Edmonton, and Mile Zero Dance Outreach. Rebecca has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from Ryerson University, and has performed with various theatre companies in Toronto including the Lower Ossington Theatre, Solar Stage Children’s Theatre, and Creativiva Incorporated. She continues to created work inspired by her Métis heritage and teaches workshops on Métis style dance. She is thrilled to be working with Thou Art Here Theatre, and Alberta Opera this summer!

bevin dooley


Bevin is delighted to be working with the Fossegrim and Nøkk team this summer! In addition to her work as a dramaturg, she is also a playwright, whose work has been presented at the Dublin Fringe Festival, the Edmonton Fringe Festival, and SkirtsAfire. Next season, she will be joining Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre as one of their playwrights-in-development. Bevin also works with young writers at Camp Wordsworth (Writers’ Guild of Alberta) and with playwrights across the province in her role as Artistic Associate at Alberta Playwrights Network.

IZZY bergquist
Stage manager


Izzy has recently graduated from the University of Alberta, and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Technical Theatre majoring in Stage Management. In the past few years she has had the pleasure to work with Catch the Keys Productions, Opera Nuova, Blarney Productions, Praise Doris Productions, Theatre Network, and on festivals such as StageLab Festival, Nextfest + Dancefest, Foundfest, Freewill Shakespeare Festival, and on various productions at the University of Alberta. Izzy is thrilled to be working with Alberta Opera for the first time this season on Fossegrim & Nøkk at the Edmonton International Fringe, and on Pinocchio this fall.

Elise Jason
production Designer


Elise Jason [they/them/theirs] is an Alberta-based Theatre Designer and Installation Artist, and recent graduate from the University of Alberta's Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Design program.

They aspire to integrate sculpture and installation into theatre, as well as connect with the audience through interactive, non-traditional performances and experiences. Interested in working primarily with stories of queerness and the experience of the modern other, Elise is interested in a diverse spread of work and non traditional practices. Recent credits include: After Miss Julie (University of Alberta), Queers on Queerz: The Mechanical Cabaret (Nextfest), and On the Margin (Found Festival). 

Darian Ames


My name is Darian Ames and I am a second year student at MacEwan University. I am 19 years of age and originally from Red Deer, AB. I would love to thank everyone involved with the creation and putting on of this show! It had been a blessing working with everyone and I hope you enjoy the show! 

Fiona Caine


Fiona is very excited to be part of Alberta Opera's new musical Fossegrim & Nøkk at the 2018 Edmonton International Fringe Festival! She has just recently completed her second year in the BA Drama program at the University of Alberta, and will be pursing musical theatre at Randolph College for the Performing Arts in Toronto this September. Her most recent credits include Natalie from Next to Normal (Walterdale Theatre, July 2018), Beth from Little Women (Foote in the Door, 2017), Sweeney Todd (ELOPE, 2017) POL, and Pomer and Penelope (New Works Festival). Fiona enjoys playing guitar, singing, clowning, and watching cat videos in her free time.

Marguerite Lawler


Marguerite Lawler is an Edmonton-based actor, improviser, singer and comedian. Currently entering her fourth and final year of the BFA Acting program at the U of A, Marguerite is ecstatic to be a part of such a lovely team of some of her Edmonton idols during the summer and thanks them endlessly for the opportunity! Marguerite is an improviser with RapidFire Theatre, doing weekly shows of Theatresports, as well as in OffBook the improvised Musical, Resonance, LOLmandy, Sphinxes and more! She also dabbles in writing jokes in sketch and stand up comedy. You can see her in other shows at the Fringe (OffBook, Concord Floral and the Big Stupid Improv Show), and in Lenin’s Embalmers with Studio Theatre in the fall. She hopes you join in on the absolutely delightful adventure that is Fossegrim and Nøkk!

Kristen Schaeffer


Kristen Schaeffer is an Edmonton transplant from New York currently studying Theatre Arts at Macewan University. Recent credits include: Sondheim on Sondheim (Edmonton), Lion in the Streets (Edmonton),  Heathers: The Musical (New York), Ziggy Stardust (New York), 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (New York). She has spent recent years working on her original music in Los Angeles with cowriter/producer, Chris Keup (Jason Mraz, OAR, Parachute); and has put out two albums (Bluebirds, Bloom) available for streaming and purchase on Spotify, iTunes and Apple music. She is beyond excited to be making her Fringe debut with the Alberta Opera and looks forward to bringing this sweet story to life!