Ki Ridenour-Starnes (she/they/fae/+) is a multi-disciplinary indigenous (ᏣᎳᎩ + Chicane) artist, an embodied emergence based theater-maker, and a knowledge sharer. Their work focuses on the welfare of community; working from the idea that artistic expressions are inherent to our collective existence, survival, and future. They love to explore immersive, audience driven pieces that work on sparking direct action to empower communities and the alchemization of their healing and growth. They are honored and excited to be onstage and working with the delightful folks at Artists Rep!
In 2021, they graduated with an MFA in Directing from the University of Portland and was a member of the 2020/21 Cohort for the Institute for Contemporary Performance. They’ve worked in Portland on pieces including The Flame, And So We Walked, 1984, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, El Público, Wolves Eat Elk, Clown as Protest: Build a Bougie, Shroom Show: A Foraging Tour, and more! When not working they are likely hiking with their pup, reading so many books, playing games with friends, gardening, clowning around with their troupe, or wandering through rabbit holes of knowledge.