Mia Lewis

STAFF BACK Front of House & Event Manager Mia Lewis was born and raised in North and Northeast Portland, Oregon in the heart of the community. She has spent her personal career working for non-profits such as Self Enhancement Inc. Morrison Child and Family Services and Portland Public School District. After some soul searching Mia […]

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Voni Kengla

STAFF BACK Voni Kengla was born and raised in Portland and she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from The Hartt School in Hartford, Connecticut. Voni was an Acting Apprentice in the Season 13 Apprentice Company and continued to work on the Front of House team before joining the staff as the

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Ela Roman

STAFF BACK Born and raised in the UK, Ela is a recent, yet passionate, transplant to the Pacific Northwest. After uni, she spent more than a decade in the Marketing & Communications field, with a special focus on copy, brand, and strategic marketing. In her spare time Ela enjoys Photography, Pottery & will dabble in

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Jonathan Wykoff

STAFF Audience Services Manager(he/him/his) Jonathan Wykoff is a transplant from Houston, TX who moved to Oregon in 2015.  He came to Oregon to specially work in the legal cannabis industry and pulled it off successfully by carving his own way.  The experience gained in the industry pushed him to do his own thing and he

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STAFF BACK J.C. “JACE” MEYER-CROSBY Education Programs Manager he/him/his  J. C. “Jace” Meyer-Crosby is a Director, Intimacy Director, playwright, actor, speaker, educator, and occasional sound designer. All of these hats have caused him to most concisely identify as a Theatre & Consent Artist. Directing credits include Strindberg adaptation Maid Julie, a well-received original adaptation of Faust, the



STAFF BACK Kay Colburn Development Associate pronouns: she/they Kay Colburn is an artist, crafter, nerd, scholar, activist, outdoors enthusiast, pet owner, friend, and–currently–fundraiser. Born and raised in Portland, Kay is rarely seen without at least one craft project on hand, and they’ve been involved in voice, dance, and theatre for as long as they can remember.  Kay believes in the

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STAFF BACK pronouns: she/her/hers Previous to joining the Playhouse in 2019, Ramona was the Director of Programs for the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) and the Fairmount Cultural Corridor initiative (FCC) in Boston, Ma. She served an integral role in the strategic planning process to form the Upham’s Arts and Innovation District with the City



STAFF BACK Producing Artistic Director pronouns: he/him/his Brian co-founded Portland Playhouse in 2008 with Nikki and Michael, and has directed productions of Scarlet, Peter and the Starcatcher, A Christmas Carol, Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play, Radio Golf, Gem of the Ocean, Angels in America, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Dying City, Detroit, The Light in the



STAFF BACK Finance and HR Director pronouns: any! he, they, she Alix has worked in arts- and youth-focused nonprofits and organizations for more than 15 years in the Northwest, including helping to run a national queer arts and music festival. In their time working with nonprofits, Alix started bookkeeping five years ago as a way

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Hayley Hilmes

STAFF BACK Annual Fund Manager pronouns: she/her/hers Hayley is an arts administrator and fundraiser, born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. By leveraging insights from Playhouse supporters, she crafts community-centric fundraising strategies that help fund bold productions and innovative education programs.  Hayley earned a BA in Theatre Arts at the University of Puget Sound. As a

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