Michele as acted as producer and director for Gresham Little Theater, Oregon for most of its glorious and ever evolving eighteen years. Before that she made her living as a performer in Musical Theater, as a puppeteer, a DJ, Renaissance Faires & Shakespeare Festivals, and as a multitude of characters for hire at family celebrations, presidential inaugurations, special events and openings. She opened the Disney MGM Studios in Orlando, Florida as a principal performer and show director, and was a Show Host and principal performer/stunt actor for Universal Studios, Florida. Love is always around with her husband Kim, their daughter Hannah, son Wyatt and the brilliant people that theatre brings together. There's more, just ask her!
Jeremiah has been the Technical Director at Gresham Little Theater since 2004. A graduate of the Mt. Hood Community College Technical Theatre program, he has designed and ran dozens of shows for Concordia University, Gresham Little Theater, Mt. Hood Community College, Mt. Hood Repertory Theatre Co., Portland Actors Ensemble, Portland Opera, and many more, specializing in set, sound, and lighting design. He runs a multimedia production company which focuses on sound, lighting, photography, videography, and audio/visual support and writes prolifically for StumptownFooty.com, a Portland soccer community, where he covers the Portland Thorns, Portland Timbers U23s, international, and lower-division soccer. In addition to his Technical Theatre degree, he holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies: Psychology and Early Childhood Education and is nearing the completion of his Master’s in Education, and a Master's of Science in Special Education. He teaches and manages IT at Rockwood Preparatory Academy.
Cathryn began working with Gresham Little Theatre in 2005 while she was completing coursework and gaining practical production experience in the Technical Theatre program at Mt. Hood Community College. Following her first role as a gypsy in the melodrama Snake in the Grass, she balanced small stage roles with assisting her son Jeremiah in designing and operating lighting and decorating sets. A high point of her GLT involvement was when she wrote, directed and appeared in a one-act comedy involving a zany production of Richard III. Cathryn is a published poet and prose writer, a professional editor and tutor, and very much a Shakespeare enthusiast. She has an MFA in Writing from Pacific University and an MA in English, with a specialization in medieval literature, from the University of Chicago. Her creative instincts often lead her to write modern poetic adaptations of Elizabethan drama and use her stage experience to enhance her poetry. She thinks the role of company dramaturg with be a perfect fit with her literary background.
Elisa gained most of her technical theater experience in high school. She studied the visual arts in college, and is currently an education assistant in the second grade classrooms at Rockwood Preparatory Academy. Elisa has myriad talents and is a comfortable screwing a flat in place, painting an entire background set on her own, sewing a bulky costume, or operating a light board or a projector.
Gresham Little Theater
740 SE 182nd Avenue
Gresham, Oregon 97233