Board of

Directors

Alisa Stewart

Founding Artistic Director and Board Chair

Alisa has been involved with performance in one manner or another for the last 35 years. She acted on stage in high school and college and obtained a B.S. in theater directing from Oregon State University.  She moved to Chicago for a position at Steppenwolf Theater Company, then enrolled in theater management studies at Columbia College. She worked Chicago’s professional theater circuit for seven years, including Bailiwick Theater, Touchstone Theater, and the Royal George Theater, among many others. Eventually she found herself back in Portland, got married, and put theater on hold for a bit while she raised her two boys.  She has worked as a paralegal for 16 years, and gained valuable marketing, accounting, and personnel experience while running her business, Pub Quiz USA, a live trivia game company for which she performed and wrote trivia for seven years. During that time, she mounted the production The Hammerhead Quiz Show, a live variety show-meets-trivia game, with McMenamins at the Mission Theater, where she acted as writer, director, producer and performer for over a year.  

Alisa founded the Experience Theatre Project in Beaverton with the dream of bringing imaginative, high quality immersive theater and theater education classes, camps and workshops to adults and kids in the Beaverton area. Alisa’s goals are to grow the west side’s artistic community through programs that value diversity, equity and inclusion in performing arts. Together we are building a company that values community, welcomes differences, and makes bold choices to promote innovative new experiences.

Leia Young

Treasurer

Leia has been performing on and off stage for 20+ years. She started performing and working backstage at Cottage Grove's Cottage Theatre, studied music and vocal jazz in college, and received a master’s degree in mathematics from Portland State University. In 2012, she had the joy of meeting Alisa Stewart in a monthly interactive production of McMenamins’ Hammerhead Quiz Show. Quiz Show inspired her to merge her musical, acting and dance talents. While not working private events with ETP, she performs regularly with Torchsong Entertainment and during the summer on the Portland Spirit. She currently teaches mathematics at Mount Hood Community College.

Professor D.R. Schreiber

Board Member

As the Historical Conjurer, Professor DR Schreiber evokes the spirit of early magical performances.  Professor DR Schreiber brings parlor magic back to the public.  Early in the 19th century, conjuring (as magic was called then) emerged as a genuine art form and entertainment.  Magicians, known as “professors of natural philosophy" and conjuring, would rent taverns, legitimate theaters or lecture halls for the exhibition and displays of legerdemain, necromancy, or what would today be called “illusion” and “magic tricks.”  Top dollar would be paid by the citizens of Europe to see the latest discoveries in the science of “natural philosophy” presented by these conjurers.  Today, Professor DR Schreiber presents a historic look at the beginnings of modern magic in his performances and exhibitions.  Professor DR Schreiber leads his audiences on a stroll through the past centuries of conjuring entertainment.  His unique presentations entertain while educating the audience about historical events, literary and cultural figures, and the science and art of conjuring.

Professor DR Schreiber is a member of the Academy of Magic Arts (Magic Castle) and board member for the Society of American Magicians Portland Assembly.   In 2011, Professor DR Schreiber was presented with the Stan Kramien Excellence in Stage Magic Award from the Society of American Magicians Portland Assembly.  He has performed and lectured for conferences and events up and down the West Coast, in addition to the UK and Europe.  He is also an instructor in magic as well as a magic consultant for legitimate theater companies.  In addition, he is a regular emcee, magic historian and historical re-enactor, as well.

 

My website is www.historicalconjurer.com

Gustavo Ramirez

Board Member

​ ​Gustavo J.  Ramirez born and raised in New York City. He has been an artist for 9 years, dabbling in all things creative, from writing and film making to drawing, editing, acting and producing. As the co-founder of Five3 Films, Gustavo has been in the creative process of film making and video production in many short and feature films in addition to collaborating and producing several small production works. Moving from NYC to PDX, he has found a love for the stage and theater in general as an actor, Production Assistant, and Assistant Stage Manager in several local productions. Gustavo brings a unique perspective and voice to our growing theatre company, and wishes to actively expand ETP’s programs which support diversity, equity and inclusion.

Lynn Wolfe

Board Member

Lynn had a 37+ year career in business Information Technology, specializing in finance and banking.  She has a college major in fine arts, and has been painting professionally for the past 14 years.  She is president of the nonprofit King City Artists’ Guild.  Lynn is happy to be involved the arts.

Ryan Pfeiffer

Secretary

Bio pending

Lacy Knickers

Board Member

Bio pending

YOU?

Board Member

If you are interested in becoming a part-owner in this theater company, we would love to talk to you!  Responsibilities include:

 

  • Attending board meetings once a quarter

  • Participating in theater administration, such as marketing, fundraising, or donor relations

  • Periodic contributions to our charitable 501c3 organization

  • Voluntary involvement in our theater season in either a design, backstage, or front of the house position

Email our board president, Alisa at alisa@experiencetheatreproject.org and let us know you’re interested!

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Proud recipient of an operating grant from the Oregon Arts Commission and a project grant from RACC and the Cultural Coalition of Washington County

Experience Theatre Project

A 501c3  Non-Profit Professional Theater Corporation

Mailing Address: 6107 SW Murray Blvd. #320

Beaverton, Oregon 97008

Questions? Contact: info@experiencetp.org

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