Portland Actors Conservatory graduates enjoy a conspicuous profile locally and nationally. Some recent reports include:
Andrea Alton (Class of 1997)
Appeared on Comedy Central and Saturday Night Live. Appeared in The Chiselers with Emerging Artists Theatre, The Strangest Kind Of Romance at the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theatre Festival. Co-wrote and appeared in Carl & Shelly, Best Friends Forever, as a New York Fringe Festival production and in a run at The Mint Theatre in NYC. Co wrote and performed her solo show, THE F*CKING WORLD ACCORDING TO Molly Dykeman at the 2011 New York Fringe Festival, the Dublin Gay Theatre Festival and the Laurie Beechman Theatre in NYC, where she has also performed her own A Molly Jolly Christmas and Happy Mollydays. Find out more at http://www.andreaalton.com/.
Bjorn Anderson (Class of 2012)
Appeared in Antony & Cleopatra, played Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet, and will be in The Winter's Tale(opens March 22, 2013) at Northwest Classical Theatre Company.
Lauren Bair (Class of 2005)
Currently living in Los Angeles, appeared in films such as the award-winning Everyman's War, American Disciples, and the upcoming City Baby. Appeared in the television movie Nick Bradley Might Be an Alcoholic and the web series Coco & Ruby. Find out more at http://thisislalaland.com/author/ilikelauren/.
Brooke Blanchard (Class of 1996)
Had a recurring role on “Grey's Anatomy.” Also featured on the comedy "Say Uncle".
Kate Brauneis (Class of 2012)
Recently heard on the radio in KBOO FM’s Sudden Radio Project: Radio Theater Hour.
Katie Butler (Class of 2012)
Appeared in Lear’s Follies with Portland Shakespeare Project.
Mario Calcagno (Class of 2004)
Has been a company member with Theatre Vertigo since 2006, most recently performing in ”Freakshow.”
Spencer Conway (Class of 1997)
Performed frequently with Mt. Hood Repertory Theatre. Recently seen on NBC's Grimm as Alexander. Has also appeared on Leverage. More credits include Unremembered, Blackstar Warrior, PDX Live, So You Want to Be a Politician, and DOTT: Department of Time Travel.
Sarah Farrell (Class of 2007)
Appearing in upcoming performance at Imago Theatre titled "Cockroach Suicide.” Working on independent film "The Parade" in Fall 2009.
Gilbert Feliciano (Class of 2012)
Was onstage in Post5 Theatre's Henry IV Part One, is working his own film project - an untitled muscial, and is completing an internship at Portland Actors Conservatory.
Emery Frazier (Class of 2012)
Seen onstage as Crooks in Of Mice and Men with Bag & Baggage Productions and appeared on the NBC drama, Grimm. He has signed with Q6 Talent.
Joe Healy (Class of 2000)
Joe recently shot a scene on Timothy Hutton's TNT show "Leverage," sharing a scene with Luke Perry. He has also done two industrial spots for Intel and got a national print ad for Best Buy in early 2009. Joe is a member of the Northwest Classical Theatre Company and will be appearing in its production of "Twelfth Night" this Winter.
Carl Hickerson (Class of 2012)
Played Peter Craig in The A-List, a feature film shot in Portland.
Lissie Huff (Class of 2012)
Worked on an independent film produced by Hippodrome, and has appeared in Ghosts in the Canvas with Portland Theatre Works, Seussical the Musical at the Beaverton Stake Center, and in The Candlestick Maker and Exit 27 with Coho Productions.
Maren Mcguire (Class of 2007)
Featured in short film "I'm the King Around Here" by Andrew Ellmaker. Appearing in the webisode series "Just Business" as Stephanie Ramos.
Rosalie Miller (Class of 2005)
Guest role on a new television series for Spike TV. Upcoming supporting role in independent feature titled “Dresden Sun.”
Tonya Jone Miller (Class of 2004)
Touring “Inviting Desire” to Winnipeg, Calgary, and Edmonton Fringe Festivals.
Tom Mounsey (Class of 2008)
Playing Mr. Gardiner/Sir William Lucas in “Pride and Prejudice” with Quintessence Language and Imagination Theatre in Summer 2009. Joined The Re-Theatre Instrument as a company member after appearing in "Much Ado About Nothing" and "Where's Chaz?" in Spring 2009.
Jessica Moran (Class of 2012)
Performed in a staged reading of Connor Kerns' Tom(boy) Sawyer for JANE a Theater Company.
Jess Prichard (Class of 2006)
Completed his MFA in acting from the University of Illinois at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in May 2012. He is currently acting with Milwaukee Repertory Theatre and will be acting at Riverside Theatre in the Park this summer. Find out more at www.jessprichard.com
Maureen Porter (Class of 1994)
Company member of Third Rail Repertory Theater. Other credits include Kate in The Taming of the Shrew at Portland Shakespeare Project, Elise in Crooked atCoHo Productions, Estelle in No Exit and Emma in Betrayal at Imago Theatre, Trish in House and Garden and Barb Wiggin in Owen Meany at Artist Repertory Theatre, Mae in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Marya in Anna Karenina at Portland Center Stage. In New York with The Queen’s Company credits include Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra, Laura Lucretia in The Feigned Courtesans, and Angelica in The Rover.
Rebecca Ridenour (Class of 2012)
Starred in Quintessence Language and Imagination Theatre's production of Northanger Abbey andDeath/Sex Spectravagasm with Post5 Theatre. She has also been signed with Arthouse Tantent and Literary and has internships at Coho Productions and Portland Actors Conservatory.
Samson Syharath (Class of 2013)
Currently signed with Ryan Artists Agency. Recently appeared in commercials for Google, Jeep, and Microsoft. Recently worked with Lakewood Theatre Company, Post 5 Theatre, Broadway Rose, Shaking the Tree, Imago Theatre, and will be starring in the upcoming production of The Udmurts at Defunkt Theatre.
Adam Thompson (Class of 2012)
Company member at Post5 Theatre, where he appeared in Herny IV Part One, Spectravagasm,andScrooges Last Christmas Before The Mayan Apocalypse. He was onstage in Eh, Things a clown show withHumanBeingCurious Productions, and appeared in Portland Actors Ensemble's Hamlet, which was featured in an encore performance at the Portland Outdoor Shakespeare Festival.
Rafael Untalan (Class of 1999)
Joined the acting ensemble at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival 2006-2007.
Steve Vanderzee (Class of 2012)
Appeared in A Midsummer Night's Dream at Post5 Theatre , and will be featured throughout Northwest Classical Theatre Company's 2012-2013 season, in Romeo and Juliet, Antony and Cleopatra, The Winter's Tale, and Arms and the Man.
Adrienne Vogel (Class of 2006)
Recently completed shooting James Westby film, “Rid of Me,” and booked a role on an episode of TNT television series “Leverage.”
Sarah Yaekel (Class of 2014)
Recently seen in Cymbeline at Anon it Moves Theatre Company, Tommy J and Sally with PassinArt Theatre, and is currently in the Third Rail Mentorship Program.