Maia McCarthy, Actress

Maia McCarthy

Crave Theatre Company Maia McCarthy Artist Maia McCarthy works as an actress, writer, teaching artist and teacher trainer. She believes that the best arts and educational experiences are borne from challenging and collaborative relationships founded on shared values and playful inquiry. Maia has worked with …

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James Liptak, artist

James Liptak

Crave Theatre Company James Liptak Artist James Liptak is a writer and performer with degrees in Percussion Performance and Electronics. A former music minister and choir director in the Bay Area, he has done session work for several award-winning gospel and rock performers.  Now, in …

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Jennifer Provenza, Artist

Jennifer Provenza

Crave Theatre Company Jennifer Provenza Artist Jennifer Provenza is a playwright, lyricist, author, and professor based in California. Her musical, The Sterling Affair, (for which she wrote the lyrics and libretto), was performed both at New York University and at Barnyard Theatre in CA.  Her …

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Ashley Mellinger, Artist

Ashley Mellinger

Crave Theatre Company Ashley Mellinger Artist Ashley Mellinger is an award-winning half-Korean actor and producer. After graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and working in NYC for a decade, she moved to Portland, Oregon and co-founded Desert Island Studios to increase artists’ accessibility …

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Kylie Jenifer Rose, Crave Theatre Company Co-Founder & Executive Director

Kylie Jenifer Rose

Crave Theatre Company Kylie Jenifer Rose Artist Kylie Jenifer Rose is an actor, singer/songwriter, and dialect coach whose soul is drawn to the creation and development of new works. You may recognize Kylie from her Portland performances as Ken in Crave Theatre’s production of Red, …

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Zeloszelos Marchandt, Artist

Zeloszelos Marchandt

Crave Theatre Company Zeloszelos Marchandt Artist Zeloszelos Marchandt has been called a tapestry of an individual. An interdisciplinary artist, public speaker and journalist (originally from Nashville, TN) based in the NW from a wee age, his writings, vocals, circus theater, drag and visual art have …

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Maya Brown, Artist

Maya Brown

Crave Theatre Company Maya Brown Artist Maya Maria Brown is an artist, therapist and activist. She has performed in theater productions throughout the United States and Europe, with her most recent appearance being in early 2020 in The Prime Solution during the Portland Fertile Ground …

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Andrew Bray, Music Consultant

Andrew Bray

Crave Theatre Company Andrew Bray Sound Designer Andrew Bray is a Portland-based music director, sound designer, actor, and theatre instructor.  Recent PNW sound designs include, Crossing (Crave Theatre), Nesting and it’s sequel, Nesting: Vacancy (JPD Productions), A Maze and Assistance (Theatre Vertigo), Saying Goodbye to the Sun and The Alien Chicken Remembers Galatea (Mofsec), To Kill a Mockingbird (Lakewood Theatre), and Romeo and Juliet and Good Kids [as Associate …

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Rachael Singer (Brown), Crave Theatre Coompany board member

Rachael Singer (Brown)

Crave Theatre Company Rachael Singer (Brown) Board Member Rachael Singer has more than 20 years of performing arts experience both onstage and behind the scenes. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Rachael started dancing at the age of three studying ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and modern, and …

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Michael Cavazos, Crave Theatre Company board member

Michael Cavazos

Crave Theatre Company Michael Cavazos Board Member Michael Cavazos is a Queer Chicano theatre maker and visual artist. He received his BFA in Theatre from Emerson College and his MA in Media Studies from The New School. Michael is the author of the play Gritos y …

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