Resident Artists

Through the Resident Artists program, we ensure that a diverse community of Portland-based artists are at the center of the day-to-day life of the theatre and play a vital part in creating the culture at ART.

Resident Artists have an ongoing history of working on stage and behind-the-scenes of Artists Rep’s main stage productions. They collaborate with administrative staff on education, community engagement, new play development, and fundraising efforts. The Resident Artist title is offered by the Artistic Director in appreciation of each artist’s achievements with ART and in the spirit of continued collaboration. These multidisciplinary theatre makers are deeply committed to ART’s success, share organizational values, and participate in decision-making processes that impact the theatre’s mission and its future.

Adriana Baer

Adriana Baer

For Artists Rep, Adriana has directed Between Riverside and Crazy by Stephen Adly Guirgis, Marjorie Prime by Jordan Harrison, and The Price by Arthur Miller.  Other Portland credits include Macbeth (Portland Center Stage), The Language Archive by Julia Cho (Portland...

Allen Nause

Allen Nause

Allen is currently resident artist at Artists Repertory Theatre where he previously served as Artistic Director for 25 years. Besides directing many productions at Artists Rep, Allen directed at many professional theaters throughout the Northwest. As an actor Allen...

Amanda K Cole

Amanda K Cole

Amanda (they/them/she/hers) just wrapped up their third consecutive season as the resident Intimacy Choreographer at Artists Rep. Recent credits also include Movement & Intimacy Direction at Portland Center Stage for Macbeth. Amanda continues their work as a...

Amy Newman

Amy Newman

Amy is back in her favorite city after joining the acting company at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.  In three seasons in Ashland, she played a wide range of roles including Fanny Dashwood/ensemble in Sense and Sensibility (and as an understudy, three performances...

Andrea Stolowitz

Andrea Stolowitz

Andrea Stolowitz is the Lacroute Playwright-in-Residence and a resident artist at Artists Repertory Theatre. She is a resident playwright at New Dramatists in New York City where she will have the opportunity to develop her plays over the next seven years. Andrea is...

Andrea Vernae

Andrea Vernae

Andrea is so excited to perform her second show with Artists Rep after performing in A Civil War Christmas last season. She is a native of Miami, Florida. She is also a former Portland Playhouse Apprentice. She was last seen in Building the Wall with Triangle...

Ayanna  Berkshire

Ayanna Berkshire

Ayanna and Artists Repertory Theatre are participants in the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships, funded by the William & Eva Fox Foundation and administered by Theatre Communications Group. Ayanna is excited to continue the development of her art and create...

Barbie Wu

Barbie Wu

She/her/hers Born and raised in Taiwan, Barbie discovered her passion for acting in 2003 as an exchange student in Eugene. After earning her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon, she received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting from Southern Methodist...

Bobby Brewer-Wallin

Bobby Brewer-Wallin

Bobby Brewer-Wallin, Professor of Theatre at Willamette University, designs costumes for theatre and dance. With an MFA in costume design from CalArts, he joined the faculty at Willamette University in 2000. In addition to designing costumes for all main stage...

Carol Ann Wohlmut

Carol Ann Wohlmut

Carol Ann has been the Stage Manager for over 30 plays at Artists Rep, where she is a Resident Artist: The Weir, Art, The Shape of Things, Copenhagen, Top Dog/Underdog, The Lobby Hero, Mercy Seat, Enchanted April, The Seagull, Assassins, Mr. Marmalade, Mars on Life –...

Chris Harder

Chris Harder

Chris is an actor, director and theatre maker dedicated to artistic risk and the creation of new work.  He has received multiple nominations and Drammy Awards for Outstanding Performance in Portland and is two time Regional Arts and Culture Council grants recipient....

E.M. Lewis

E.M. Lewis

E. M. Lewis is an award-winning playwright, teacher, and opera librettist. Her work has been produced around the world, and published by Samuel French. Lewis received the Steinberg Award for both How the Light Gets In and Song of Extinction, and the Primus Prize for...

Gregory Pulver

Gregory Pulver

Gregory is currently Theater Program Director and Associate Professor of costume design, make up and choreography for the University of Portland Drama Department and one of Artists Rep’s Resident Artists. He moved to Portland after a successful run as an Associate...

JoAnn  Johnson

JoAnn Johnson

JoAnn’s directing credits for Artists Rep include Ballerina, Birdsend, Crumbs from the Table of Joy, Vanya, Blackbird, The Gin Game, Grand Concourse, and I and You. Other directing credits include The School for Lies and Boom (Theatre Vertigo); Macbeth (Quintessence...

John San Nicolas

John San Nicolas

A native of San Diego, CA, John first worked at Artists Rep on Jack Goes Boating in 2011. He has since appeared in The Motherfucker with the Hat, Exiles, The Invisible Hand, The Liar, Grand Concourse, A Civil War Christmas, Trevor, The Talented Ones, An Octoroon, The...

Jonathan Cole

Jonathan Cole

Jonathan (he/him/his) has been choreographing at ART since 2010, and has been the Resident Fight Choreographer here since 2013. He has worked throughout the northwest as a director, actor, and fight director, and is Department Chair and a tenured faculty member of the...

Joshua J. Weinstein

Joshua J. Weinstein

“I’m better when I’m busy. Far better then than when I’m bored.” Born and raised in Tallahassee, FL, Josh moved to Portland in summer 2011 for the Portland Playhouse Acting Apprenticeship. Since then, he has appeared in Body Awareness (CoHo Productions; Drammy Award,...

Josie Seid

Josie Seid

Josie is so pleased to return to the Artists Rep stage. Her last appearance here was as Viney in The Miracle Worker. Additional previous roles include:  The Queen/Angela/Hermione in A Maze (Theatre Vertigo);  Lina Darling in Nine the Musical (Lakewood Theatre); The...

Kevin Jones

Kevin Jones

Kevin is a Resident Artist at Artists Rep and the co-founder of the The Red Door Project. Kevin has enjoyed working on the American stage for more than 30 years. Regional theaters include American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, San Jose Repertory Theatre,...

Lava Alapai

Lava Alapai

Lava is originally from Okinawa, Japan and grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii where she learned the art of Bunraku puppetry. She graduated with an MFA in acting from California Institute of the Arts and has been creating theatre in Portland for more than a decade. Credits...

Linda Alper

Linda Alper

Linda Alper has co-written adaptations and translations of Great Expectations, The Three Musketeers, William Saroyan’s Tracy’s Tiger, Eduardo De Filippo’s Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Napoli Milionaria!, all produced at The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, with additional...

Megan Wilkerson

Megan Wilkerson

In her five seasons at Artists Rep Megan has designed: scenery for The Humans, Caught, The Importance of Being Earnest, American Hero, Feathers and Teeth, The Understudy, and Xmas Unplugged, scenery and projections for Exiles and The Skin of Our Teeth, and most...

Michael Mendelson

Michael Mendelson

Michael is a Resident Artist at Artists Rep since 2008 and has been a part of well over 40 productions with this outstanding company. His acting credits include Indecent, 1984, Doll’s House, Part 2, Everybody, Small Mouth Sounds, Magellanica, An Octoroon, Marjorie...

Michelle Jazuk

Michelle Jazuk

Chelle sprouted roots in the Portland Theatre Community 15 years ago. In the time since she has had the distinct joy of collaborating with companies including Oregon Ballet Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Broadway Rose Theatre Company, Theatre Vertigo, Staged!, and...

Rodolfo  Ortega

Rodolfo Ortega

Rodolfo received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music from the University of Arizona and his Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music where he studied piano and composition. As a Resident Artist at Artists Rep, Rodolfo has composed music and designed sound for...

Sara Hennessy

Sara Hennessy

Sara is a two-time Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award winner and an L.A. Weekly Theatre Award nominee. She’s been in several shows at Artists Rep including Magellanica, Caught, Feathers and Teeth, The Skin of Our Teeth, Cuba Libre, Blithe Spirit, Intimate...

Sarah Gahagan

Sarah Gahagan

Sarah Gahagan is a multimedia artist and costume designer for theatre and dance, as well as being a design instructor and resident costume designer at Portland Community College. Sarah has collaborated with many of Oregon's beloved arts organizations including: Artist...

Sarah Lucht

Sarah Lucht

A Resident Artist since 2013, Sarah first appeared at Artists Rep in The Artificial Jungle some 25 years ago. Since then, she has appeared in numerous productions including most recently The Thanksgiving Play, The Importance of Being Earnest, Trevor, The Skin of Our...

Sharath Patel

Sharath Patel

Sharath (he/him/his) was raised between Appalachia and India while spending the following years studying across Europe and New England. Before arriving in the Pacific Northwest, he spent nearly a decade as a lead sound designer in New York City.  Design highlights...

Susannah Mars

Susannah Mars

Susannah is a Resident Artist at Artists Rep where she has performed in many productions, and serves as Music Events Specialist. In other theatrical endeavors, she recently appeared as Mistress Hibbins in Scarlet at Portland Playhouse, and Mrs. Lovett in Portland...

Val Landrum

Val Landrum

Val grew up in Wheaton, IL just outside of Chicago. At the age of four she realized that her imagination was pretty cool, so she spent most of her childhood and adolescent years playing make believe as much as possible. Luckily her parents thought this was a positive...

Vana O’Brien

Vana O’Brien

Vana has been involved with Artists Rep since 1981 when she and a small group of fellow theatre artists started the new company in the Portland World Young Women's Christian Association. Since that time, she has worked on several different Portland stages and seen...

Vin Shambry

Vin Shambry

STAGE: Skeleton Crew, Magellanica, We Are Proud.., Intimate Apparel, and Superior Donuts (Artists Rep), The Gun Show (CoHo and Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Rent, Miss Saigon, Honk, and Big River (Broadway and touring company), Black Man Rising (National Black Theatre)....

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