Brooks

Brooks

She/her/they/them Brooks is a Portlander by way of Philadelphia and still has the attitude to prove it. Her career has spanned both journalism and politics and she now proudly calls herself a civil servant with a stand-up comedy habit. She is a member of the feminist...

Chris Williams

Chris Williams

He/him/his Chris is a proud Michigander or Michiganian. His job with the local school district keeps him very busy so he balances it out with several creative endeavors. Chris is part of an improv trio called Broke Gravy. They have performed at several festivals...

Darshanpreet Gill

Darshanpreet Gill

She/her/hers Darshanpreet Gill is a high school science teacher who frequently gets weepy when talking about how much she loves her students. It’s gross. She’s originally from the small farming town of Selma, California, but has been enjoying living in Portland for...

Derrick C. Brown

Derrick C. Brown

Derrick C. Brown is a novelist, comedian, poet, and storyteller. He is the winner of the 2013 Texas Book of the Year award for Poetry. He is a former paratrooper for the 82nd Airborne and is the owner and president of Write Bloody Publishing, which Forbes and Filter...

Eden Dawn

Eden Dawn

She/her/hers Eden Dawn is an award-winning writer, wardrobe stylist, and entrepreneur from Portland, Oregon. She's a beloved local personality, often seen performing at storytelling events, sitting on nonprofit advisory boards, chatting through live television...

Jason Rouse

Jason Rouse

He/him/his Jason Rouse is an actor/director/teacher who spent seven years as an announcer and writer for PRI's Live Wire with Luke Burbank. He's appeared in feature films (Lean on Pete, Timmy Failure, Netflix's upcoming Metal Lords),  television series (Trinkets, The...

Katie Nguyen

Katie Nguyen

She/her/hers Katie Nguyen is a writer and comedian living in Portland, Oregon. Her writing has been featured in The New Yorker, you can hear her stand-up on SiriusXM radio, and she is a regular at Helium Comedy Club. Katie teaches comedy classes at Helium and Portland...

Kirsten Kuppenbender

Kirsten Kuppenbender

She/her/hers Kirsten Kuppenbender is a goddamn powerhouse, with a heart made of precious metal. Kupp's comedy has been described as "observational, with bouts of off-the-cuff brilliance". As a host, she has been deemed quirky, bubbly, and "completely out of control"...

Monica Choy

Monica Choy

Monica Choy (she/her/they) is an artist, curator, and intuitive healer. Born and raised in San Francisco, Monica's first introduction to the arts was through performance. She moved to Portland to study theatre and stage management. Concurrently, she began curating art...

Shauna Hahn

Shauna Hahn

Shauna Hahn is a semi-remarkable historian of nearly true things. She has been learning the craft of storytelling and memory-based writing through Literary Arts, Portland Center Stage and The Moth. She is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, a wine lover and wine maker,...

Shelley McLendon

Shelley McLendon

She/her/hers Shelley McLendon is the owner and artistic director of The Siren Theater in Portland's Chinatown. She is also a comedy writer and performer, and has performed at The Bridgetown Comedy Festival,  San Francisco Sketchfest,  Chicago Sketchfest, Women in...

Stephanie Strange

Stephanie Strange

She/her/hers Pull back the veil and enter the Strange World, where black cats prowl through your nightmares, ghosts sing in the wind, and women with dark gifts walk among you. On the surface, everything is as it appears to be, but when you look closer you’ll see the...

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