by Jean-Paul Sartre
Adapted & Directed by Alisa Stewart
There will be one 15 minute intermission.
Featuring (in the order of appearance):
Stage Manager: Jenn Lindell
Costumes by Alana Wight-Yedinak
Original Music by Alisa Stewart
The No Exit Players: Alisa Stewart (vocals), Aaron Bryant (drums), Jason "JT" Thomas (guitar), Jeremy Blake (bass), Jeffrey Michael Kauffman (piano), and Charlie Hampton (saxophone).
THE CAST & CREW
Rich is thrilled to be returning to Experience Theatre Project for its innovative presentation of No Exit! He is a native of New York and New Jersey where he received a chemistry degree from Princeton University. Recent roles include Dr. Jekyll with Experience Theatre Project, Harry the Horse in Broadway Rose's production of Guys and Dolls, Roscoe Dexter in Singin’ in the Rain at Lakewood Center for the Arts, and Commander Harbison in South Pacific at Clackamas Repertory Theatre. Rich would like to thank Director Alisa Stewart for her continuous efforts to present unique theatre experiences to a broad range of audiences and his family for their steadfast support of his passion for acting. Hope you enjoy the show!
Katherine Grant-Suttie is thrilled to be rejoining the ETP team on this grand experiment. A graduate from the Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. She performs across genres and mediums, including Film, Motion-Capture and particularly Voice-Over at this time. Notable credits include ETP’s Dorian Gray, Trinkets, Portlandia, Halo 5, and ACT’s One Slight Hitch by Lewis Black. She continues as Gwendolyn in the steampunk adventure serial BRASS-- 4th season of the audio drama out soon! All the follows @KGrantSuttie.
Gwendolyn Duffy trained in theatre and dance from a young age in Portland, OR. She started her professional career performing at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet. Gwendolyn is a graduate of Portland Actors Conservatory. She recently portrayed The Governess in Experience Theatre Project’s livestream production of The Turn of the Screw. In 2019 she was honored with a Drammy award for her portrayal of Sally Bowles in Fuse Theatre Ensemble and The OUTwright Theatre Festival’s production of Cabaret. Other performance credits include Bliss (Or Emily Post Is Dead!) (Defunkt Theatre), Men On Boats (Third Rail Rep), The How and The Why (CoHo productions), Little Match Girl Passion (Portland Opera), Savage/Love and The Lady Aoi (Imago Theatre).
Carlyn Blount is excited to be a part of her fourth project with ETP, for whom she previously portrayed Mollie Ralston in The Mousetrap, Bess Houdini in The Rise of Houdini , and Ensemble in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde . Other recent Portland credits include Maria von Wedemeyer in A Dangerous Joy for Candlestick Films at Lakewood Center for the Performing Arts, Camio in The Winter’s Tale for Portland Actor’s Ensemble, and Anne Elliot in Persuasion with New Century Players. She has nearly received her BFA in Theatre Arts Performance from Southern Oregon University where she was lucky enough to have one season performing with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Bill Rauch’s production of Romeo & Juliet . She previously lived in Los Angeles for 7yrs where, when she wasn’t busy getting people drunk, she performed in a lot of delightful roles in plays and at theatres that you probably haven’t heard of and took classes with The Groundlings Theatre & School. When not acting, she is a book detective for Multnomah County Library and a teacher, primarily of two-year-olds, for the YMCA.
Adapter, Director, Composer, Sound & Web Designer
Alisa is the crazy person who put this all together. She is the artistic director of Experience Theatre Project, and dreams about bringing live theater to the next generation in a whole new way. Forgive the dreamer for wanting live storytelling to continue through COVID-19. I think it keeps our spirits alive in an otherwise challenging time. Read more about Alisa at the ETP board page.
Jenn works separate jobs at a preschool and law office by day and is a freelance stage and production manager on nights and weekends. Since graduating from Reed College in 2014, Jenn has been happily immersed in Portland theatre, working with several companies around town. Favorite credits include Cabaret (Fuse Theatre Ensemble), King Lear (Portland Actor’s Ensemble), We’re All Gonna Die (The Reformers), Ghosts of Haddon Hall (The Portland Revels), and Turn of the Screw (Experience Theatre Project). Jenn has also worked in Seattle, WA with The Driftwood Players for several summers and has a particular passion for theatre education.
Alana Wight-Yedinak is a Costume Designer based in Portland, OR. Both and technician and a designer, she has been nominated twice for Best Costume Design by Broadway World Portland. Her work has recently been featured in Experience Theatre Project’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, Enlightened Theatrics’ Avenue Q, and Portland Actors Ensemble’s King Lear. She has worked across many mediums (including wig and makeup design) and been lucky to be a part of a number of exciting projects, from devised pieces to musicals. She would like to thank her husband and daughter for providing laughter, love and an excuse to play in the mud.
SPECIAL THANKS TO
Lacy Knickers, Danny Schreiber, Wayne Waterman, Leia Young, Erik Montague, and the good folks at Seven Bridges Winery and AniChe Winery. Thanks also to Aaron Bryant, Jeffrey Michael Kauffman, Jeremy Blake, Jason Thomas, Charlie Hampton, and the amazing artists who lended their talents to our first ever Le Chat Noir Moderne. We hope this is the first salon event of many to come!