Beth Harper

Ms. Harper is thrilled to be back at Artists Rep where her professional acting and directing career began over 35 years ago. Her directing credits with Artists Rep include FM, Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music, How I Learned to Drive, and Drawer Boy (featuring Allen Nause.)  Ms Harper is the founder and Producing Artistic Director of the Portland Actors Conservatory, a nationally accredited independent school for actor training located at Artists Rep. Beth has directed over 35 productions for the conservatory. Her favorites include: A Piece of my Heart, Holy Ghosts, This Random World, Good Kids, and Fudddy Meers. Her next show for the conservatory is The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, which she is co-directing with Chris Harder. Beth loves to travel and has worked both nationally and internationally as a performing artist. Beth is a commissioner for the National Association of Schools of Theatre, is the recipient of the Leslie O. Fulton Fellowship for Artistic Excellence and received the Drammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016 for her outstanding leadership and accomplishment in education and professional theatre.