ETP Program Director
Tamara is a director of theatre for all ages with a passion for work that is thematically challenging and aesthetically compelling. She recently received her MFA in Drama & Theatre for Youth & Communities from the University of Texas at Austin, where she focused in TYA directing, new play development, and devising socially engaged theatre. Before joining OCT she served as Program Head of Theatre at Buck’s Rock Creative and Performing Arts Camp, a Montessori style arts camp in Connecticut. She is the recipient of the International Performing Arts for Youth Jim Rye Fellowship, and the American Alliance for Theatre and Education’s Don and Elizabeth Doyle Fellowship award for artistic excellence in work with and for youth.
ETP Teaching Artist
Performance Artist Joseph Beuys believed that teaching people how to exist in the world was the same as teaching them to be artists. Stephanie is passionate about mindfulness in education, marrying theatre and well-being to inspire others to find compassion, empathy, and awareness. Growing up as a kid in Virginia, there were very few artistic opportunities; through the help of many wonderful people, however, Stephanie discovered the path to becoming an actor, director, facilitator, and cake baker.
ETP Teaching Artist
Jeff has worked throughout New England and the West Coast as an actor, clown, performance artist, director, teacher, writer, props master, and lighting technician. Jeff is a founder of the clown trio Box of Clowns, traveling to festivals across North America. He has taught physical theater with Echo Theater and has performed with Tears of Joy Theater, Sir Cupcake’s Queer Circus, and at multiple arts events at The Steep and Thorny Way to Heaven.
Manager, Health and Education Initiatives
Kaiser Permanente NW
Elizabeth is Program Manager for Kaiser Permanente’s Thriving Schools, a partnership to support the health of students, staff, and teachers in public schools by aligning the resources of the largest non-profit health system in the US with the needs of public schools. Prior to joining Thriving Schools in 2013, Elizabeth was Sr. Labor Liaison in Kaiser Permanente’s Labor Management Partnership. Elizabeth is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and OHSU’s School of Medicine Division of Management. She is an avid bike rider and mother of three.
Director of Community Health, Kaiser Permanente NW
Molly leads the planning and execution of comprehensive community-based investments that improve the health of the communities in our region. After earning a degree from the University of Puget Sound, Molly served in the US Army for four years as a registered dietitian. Realizing her passion for prevention, she completed her Master's in Public Health from Portland State University. She enjoys biking and hiking with her family and likes to take advantage of the amazing local food and beer scene in Portland.
ETP Teaching Artist
Savira Kambhu is originally from Thailand. He has been hosting, producing, and performing improv shows on a variety of stages in Portland including the Brody Theater, Curious Comedy, Comedysportz, the Siren Theatre, the Funhouse Lounge, and in a JAW project at Portland Center Stage. He recently served as a stage manager at Defunkt Theatre and has taught at the aftercare program Art4Life, Young Artists at Play in Pendleton, and Oregon Children’s Theatre Acting Academy.
ETP Administrative Director
Kerry Ryan is an actor, puppeteer, physical comedian, director, playwright, arts educator, arts administrator, and avid climber of trees. Kerry is a graduate of Brown University and the LaMaMa Experimental Theatre Program, a former member of Imago Theatre's internationally touring company and Theatre Vertigo, and proud member of both Third Rail Repertory and the Anonymous Theatre Company.
ETP BROCCOLI doctor
Doc Broc grew up on a farm in the Broccoli Belt, with their parents Brock Broc, Brit Broc, and their sibling, Jock Broc. Doc was a happy little broccolini, but sometimes they would get made fun of by other vegetables for being cruciferous. Doc decided their life’s mission was to convince people to give vegetables a second chance before throwing them in the compost. Doc Broc attended university in Fresno where they studied alongside the California Raisins. Doc earned a degree in Food Science, with a thesis entitled: Zen Foodism: Finding Inner Peas.