Lance Davis, Co-Founder & Artistic Director
U. of Notre Dame BA, U. of Minnesota MFA, McKnight Fellow. Member, Tyrone Guthrie Theater Company in Minneapolis for five years. Over 150 professional productions On and Off Broadway and throughout the U.S. at theaters including Long Wharf, Arena Stage, Folger, Seattle Rep, Alliance Theater, Hartford Stage, GeVa, Baltimore CenterStage, Santa Fe Festival, and Pasadena Playhouse for such directors as Dan Sullivan, Jose Quintero, Tomas McAnna, Adrian Hall, Tom Moore, Mark Lamos, Gideon Schein, Sheldon Epps, Stan Wojowodski, and Ed Call. Guess starred on TV shows ranging from Twin Peaks to Roseanne, Hogan Family to Tales from the Crypt. He played Louis XVI (in French!) in PBS’ Adam Chronicles. Film: award-winning Anna, Heart, and Barton Fink. With wife, actress/director Mary Chalon, co-founded Parson’s Nose in May 2000. Produced, adapted and sometimes translated over 40 works for Parson’s Nose. Proud father of Jemma Davis, Program Director at Area 17 in NY and Paris.