Max grew up on a potato farm in the small prairie town of Rice, Minnesota. Some of his first theater adventures took place in his best friend’s basement, where he played Captain Hook and ran the fly rail. A couple years later he played a lost boy in a real theater, and he was never the same.
He graduated from St. Olaf College with a degree in theatre and a concentration in media studies. Since graduating, Max has worked with several theaters throughout the Twin Cities and around Minnesota, in addition to creating his own work.
Acting credits include the Guthrie Theater (Hamlet, As You Like It, Sunday in the Park with George, A Christmas Carol), Nautilus Music-Theater (Ordinary Days, Carousel), Children’s Theatre Company (How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Sneetches, Shrek, Cinderella, The Wizard of Oz, The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, Mr. McGee and the Biting Flea, Romeo & Juliet, Bud Not Buddy, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day), Theater Latté Da (All Is Calm, C.), Park Square Theatre (The Pirates of Penzance, Johnny Baseball), Ten Thousand Things (The Good Person of Szechwan, The Unsinkable Molly Brown), the Jungle Theater (Redwood, You Can’t Take It With You), Ordway Center (Beauty and the Beast, Ordway Cabaret: Rise Up!), Great River Shakespeare Festival, Skylark Opera, Paul Bunyan Playhouse, Minneapolis Musical Theatre, Frank Theatre, Illusion Theater, Old Log Theatre, History Theatre, and Theatre L’Homme Dieu. He also co-directed Artistry’s production of Songs for a New World.