Board of


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


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.

Ryan Pfeiffer


Acting and the arts have always been a huge part of Ryan Pfeiffer’s life.


His journey began at Jefferson High School in Boulder, Montana, with Linda Piccolo’s nationally recognized troupe, from the makeshift stage in a gymnasium, acting in many diverse shows (The Odd Couple, The Miracle Worker) to various theaters and venues across the Treasure State in competition, becoming state champion with an adaptation of Rain Man, finally bringing Don’t Drink the Water to the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland; the first, and to this day only school from Montana invited to perform.


After his service in the US Army, Ryan came to Carroll College in Helena, Montana, and continued his journey in stage (Caucasian Chalk Circle, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum) and student film productions, while also appearing in plays around the Helena community, with IT Productions (Angels in America, History of the Devil) and Montana Shakespeare Company (Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night).


These myriad adventures led to Ryan becoming a part of a Montana based film company, Interwoven Studios as an actor, writer, editor, associate producer, production assistant, and many various roles; his work appears in all of Interwoven’s productions:  Crimson Winter, What Separates Us, and Wuthering Heights.


Now residing in Portland, Oregon, Ryan’s journey carries on with Experience Theatre Project (The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde), and most recently, Wilsonville Stage (The Lion in Winter).
Outside of his acting chops, Ryan continues to grow as a screenwriter, having taken courses with the NW Film Center in Portland whilst working on several screenplays, and now his latest (and scariest) endeavor:  being a board member with prestigious ETP!


Ryan’s journey into the arts has been twofold as a sanctuary; a place to revive & thrive, and as the perfect platform for creating & telling the greatest of stories to the delight of audiences, no matter their size.

Erik Montague

Board Member


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.


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 and let us know you’re interested!

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

Experience Theatre Project

A 501c3  Non-Profit Professional Theater Corporation

Mailing Address: 6107 SW Murray Blvd. #320

Beaverton, Oregon 97008

Tel. 503-568-1765


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