Kristin Robinson

CAST BACK Mabel/Shango Portland native Kristin Robinson has played roles from Alma Hix in the Music Man to Harriet Tubman working in local NW Repertory Theatres over the last eight years. Most recently during the 2017-2018 season Kristin wowed sold out crowds at the Lakewood Center for the Arts in the lead role of Deloris […]

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Marilyn Keller

CAST BACK Mother Shaw/Obatala After 35 years as a revered member of the Portland music scene, Marilyn Keller has been inducted into the 2016 Jazz Society of Oregon’s Hall of Fame.  Not only has Marilyn excelled in Jazz, Ragtime and Dixieland- she started her career as a Top-40 Band Vocalist. Her style has morphed into

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Shalanda Sims

CAST BACK Velma/Oya Shalanda is making her Portland Playhouse debut in Crowns. Last seen in The Color Purple at Portland Center Stage at The Armory, favorite credits include Dreamgirls at The Armory, The Pirates of Penzance with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival at Portland Opera, and Gospel Christmas at Oregon Symphony. Shalanda studied theater at University

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Julana Torres

CAST BACK Jeanette/Yemaya Julana Torres is a Portland local with an extensive career in dance, music, and theatre. She has recently returned to the stage after a long hiatus of teaching with Portland Public Schools where she established the full time dance program for Franklin High School. Since returning, she has been seen in Cop

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Ithica Tell

CAST BACK Wanda/Oshun Ithica is delighted for another go round at Portland Playhouse, where she was last seen in How We Got On. Other roles including: Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar (PAMTA Award) Othello in Othello; Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing. Ithica has appeared on Grimm, The Librarians, The Benefits of Gusbandry, and Life

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Kelli Bee

CAST BACK Yolanda/Ogun Kelli is incredibly humbled to lead this production of Crowns at Portland Playhouse. She was last seen in Dreamgirls with Stumptown Stages. Previous musical theatre credits include Rock of Ages (Justice u/s), Annie (Lily St. Regis), Bare: A Pop Opera (Kyra), Hairspray (Dynamite), Ragtime (Ensemble), The Wiz (Glinda), Rent (Ensemble), and Urinetown

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Mia Zara

CAST BACK Mia Zara is a Croatian born actress. She trained at AADA (Australian Academy of Dramatic Arts) and shortly after moved to London, UK where she became a resident actress at Second SkinTheatre. Her leading role in Blood Privilege, portraying the life of Hungarian Countess Elizabeth Bathory was her biggest career success. Upon her

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CAST BACK Some of the theatre’s you may have seen Sharonlee perform at are Portland Center Stage, Artists Repertory Theatre, CoHo Productions, Clackamas Repertory, Portland Repertory Theatre.       Drammy Awards: Won for A Question Of Mercy (Artists Repertory Theatre, 1999),  The Thugs (PCS, 2007), The Receptionist (PCS, 2009) Body Awareness (CoHo, 2013). Nominated for



CAST BACK Previous Portland Playhouse credits include The Missing Pieces and Twelfth Night. Originally from Chicago, Val is a Resident Artist Company Member at Artists Repertory theatre where her most recent credits include Between Riverside and Crazy and The Humans. Some other Portland credits include shows at Third Rail Repertory, Profile, CoHo and Portland Center



CAST BACK Jessica is so happy to be returning to No Candy after taking part in Portland Playhouse’s 2017 Fall Reading Series presentation. Born and raised in Portland, her most recent credits include Anatomy of a Hug (Chapel Theatre Collective), Men On Boats (Third Rail Repertory Theatre), and That Pretty Pretty (Defunkt Theatre). She holds


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