Micah Peterson-Brandt

Workshops Manager

Micah Peterson-Brandt, Facilitator

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Micah is originally from Overland Park, Kansas (a suburb of Kansas City) and after studying theater in high school, he graduated from Coe College with a B.A. in theater. After spending a year in Atlanta as a summer camp director, he moved to the Twin Cities. For three years he worked for Minneapolis Public Schools as a Special Education Assistant in the Early Childhood Special Education department. Micah has taken several classes at the Brave New Workshop, and enjoys improv, writing and acting in sketch comedy. Micah was very excited to discover Project Success and to join an organization that combines his two biggest passions: theater and youth.

Favorite musicians:

Jason Isbell, They Might Be Giants, Lupe Fiasco, James Taylor

If you had to pick a theme song that would play every time you entered the room, what would it be?

Back in Black- AC/DC

Favorite books:

A Prayer for Owen Meanie by John Irving, The House of Spirits by Isabell Allende

Favorite movies:

Heavyweights, Bad Boys II, The Dark Knight

Favorite food:

Pineapple Fried Rice, Sushi, Hawaiian Pizza

Favorite quote:

“Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid.” Fredrik Buechner

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Favorite theater experience:

Being able to perform in Arsenic and Old Lace when I was a senior in high school. Getting to make people laugh has always been something that brings me immense joy.

Your ultimate vacation destination:

Thailand. Or anywhere my family is.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

Flight or regeneration. I would accept any superpower. I’m not picky.

The most influential person in your life/favorite teacher or mentor:

Cathy Wood. She was my high school theater and forensics teacher, and she really showed me that it was ok to be myself, as goofy as that might be.

What you wanted to be when you grew up:

I wanted to be a baseball player and then gain a ton of weight and be a mall Santa in the off season.