Max graduated from St. Olaf College in 2006 with a degree in theater and media studies, and has worked with several theaters throughout the Twin Cities and around Minnesota.
Max spent two seasons as a performing apprentice at the Children's Theatre Company, where recent credits include The Sneetches, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Shrek, Cinderella, The Wizard of Oz, Dr. Seuss' The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, and Mr. McGee and the Biting Flea. Other theater credits include the Great River Shakespeare Festival, Guthrie Theater, Nautilus Music-Theater, Skylark Opera, Paul Bunyan Playhouse, Minneapolis Musical Theatre, Frank Theatre, Theater Latte Da, Workhouse Theatre Company, The Strange Capers, the Peanut Butter Factory, Park Square Theatre, Ten Thousand Things, and the Jungle Theater.
Max created and produced four musicals for the Minnesota Fringe: Fruit Fly, which was further developed as a part of the Illusion Theater's Fresh Ink series, and received its full-length premiere there in the spring of 2015; Shelly Bachberg Presents: How Helen Keller and Anne Frank Freed the Slaves: The Musical, which became the second-best-selling show out of the 2013 festival; that show's sequel, Shelly Bachberg Presents: Orange is the New POTUS: The Musical. Ball: A Musical Tribute To My Lost Testicle, the second-best selling show of 168 in the 2016 Festival, has toured throughout the Midwest and will travel to New York for the 2018 United Solo Theatre Festival, the world's largest solo theatre festival. Delgadina, a musical for young people inspired by a Chilean folktale, was awarded an Artist Initiative grant by the Minnesota State Arts Board for its world premiere reading in early 2018, and Pansy, inspired by the gay underground cabaret movement of the 1930s, will have its first workshop in the NEXT Festival at Theatre Latte Da in July, 2018.
Max works as a soloist and section leader at Spirit of Hope United Methodist Church in Golden Valley under the direction of Jerry Rubino, as well as a freelance commercial actor, voice-over artist, playwright and lyricist. In November 2012, Max and Sheena Janson began curating a monthly cabaret series called Musical Mondays at Hell's Kitchen, which showcases the best of the Twin Cities musical theater community and offers a fun, casual networking opportunity for area theater professionals.