About Us

Pete Rydberg joined the Board of Directors for Mercury Players in the summer of 2003 and was elected to serve as Artistic Director in April, 2004. Locally Rydberg has acted, directed, and produced in varying ways for Strollers Theater, Madison Theatre Guild and StageQ,along with his work for Mercury. Recent directing credits include last season's controversial production of Terrence McNally's play Corpus Christi (for StageQ) and Jill Morely's performance piece True Confessions of a Go-Go Girl (Mercury, 2003). Before arriving in Madison, Rydberg worked with Minneapolis theaters such as Outward Spiral, Theater Pfefferuss, and a la P. Productions. He holds his B.A. in Theater from St. Olaf College and received additional training at the National Theatre Institute in Waterford, CT.

Board of Directors

Pete Rydberg, Artistic Director
Micheal Herman, President
Mark Penner, Vice President
Jake Jacobson, Treasurer
Gretchen Wheat, Secretary
Chris Babiarz
George Gonzalez
Casey Sean Grimm
Douglas Holtz
Stephanie Monday
Doug Reed
Jenni Schwaner Ladd
John Smith
Molly Vanderlin
Marcy Weiland