Past Guest Artists

Portland Stage Apprentices have the opportunity to work with talented guest artists from many different fields of theater.

Past directors include:

  • Bartlett Sher  (Tony Award Winner; former Artistic Director, Intiman Theater)
  • Anne Bogart  (Founder, SITI Company)
  • Tony Giordano (nationally known director: Yale Rep, Trinity Rep, numerous NYC productions)
  • Christopher Grabowski  (Director of Theater, Vassar College)
  • Paul Meshejian  (Founding Artistic Director, PlayPenn)
  • Gabriel Barre  (Tony Award Nominee; Manhattan Theatre Club & other Off-Broadway credits)
  • Markus Potter (Artistic Director of New York Rep)
  • Jade King Carroll (one of American Theatre’s 6 Theatre Workers You Should Know)
  • Liz Diamond (Chair of the Directing Department & Resident Director at Yale Repertory Theatre)

Past designers include:

  • Tyler Micoleau  (Obie and Lucille Lortel Award winner)
  • Bryon Winn  (Director of Theater, University of Iowa)
  • Christopher Akerlind  (Tony Award Winner – Indecent, Light in the Piazza)
  • Ellen McCartney  (Cal Arts Faculty)
  • Marcus Dilliard  (The Guthrie Theater, Theater de la Jeune Lune)
  • Jennifer Tipton  (Yale School of Drama)

Past performers include:

  • Jonathan McMurtry  (40-year veteran of the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego)
  • Karen MacDonald  (Harvard Faculty; former longtime ensemble member at A.R.T. in Boston)
  • Don Harvey  (films include The Untouchables, Eight Men Out, and Die Hard II)
  • Larry Marshall  (Tony and Drama Desk Nominee; numerous Broadway & Metropolitan Opera credits)
  • Kristin Linklater  (author of Freeing the Natural Voice and Chair of Columbia University’s Graduate Theater Department)
  • Ann Harada  (many Broadway credits; originated role of Christmas Eve in Avenue Q)
  • Avner Eisenberg  (Avner the Eccentric, International Solo Performer)

Past playwrights include:

  • John Cariani  (Almost, Maine, Last Gas, LOVE/SICK)
  • Deborah Zoe Laufer  (Out of Sterno)
  • Quiara Alegria Hudes (Yemaya’s Belly)
  • Nilo Cruz (Bicycle Country, Sotto Voce)
  • Kate Moira Ryan and Kim D. Sherman (Leaving Queens)
  • Monica Wood (Papermaker)
  • Brenda Withers (String Around My Finger)

Past educators include:

  • Kevin Coleman (Tony nominated teaching artist and Director of Education at Shakespeare & Company)