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Bruce Burkhartsmeier

Bruce has been a company member since 2010, but has been working with Third Rail since 2008. A Portland resident for over twenty-five years, he moved here after a residency in New York City, where he studied acting for several years under the tutelage of legendary actress and teacher Uta...

Kristeen Crosser

Kristeen recently joined Third Rail as a Core Company Member, having previously designed lights for That Hopey Changey Thing and A Bright New Boise, as well as scenery for The Aliens. She received her BA from Centre College in Danville, KY and received her MFA in lighting design from Wayne...

Don Crossley

Don is an award-winning freelance lighting designer and production electrician who moved to Portland from the Midwest in 1994. He spent 1996 to 2007 as Master Electrician at Portland Center Stage, where he continues to serve as the lighting designer for JAW: A Playwright's Festival (since its inception...

Philip Cuomo

Philip is a Third Rail core company member an actor, director and the company’s grants manager.

For Third Rail he directed Penelope, performed in The Wonderful World of Dissocia, Nobody Here But Us Chickens, and Fabuloso, and was the choreographer for A Skull...

Drew Dannhorn

Drew is one of those strange actor/technician hybrids. You are just as likely to see him onstage as you are to run into him backstage. Truth be told, in over 20 years of professional experience, He has held just about every known job in the theatre – from producer to...

Amy Frankel

Amy Beth Frankel moved to Portland in 2005 after living in New York City for ten years, where she worked as a musical theatre performer and choreographer.

She studied Drama at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and began performing at regional theatre companies and working as a choreographer...

Stephanie Gaslin

Stephanie Gaslin is an actor, dialect/voice coach, teaching artist and a Founding Member of Third Rail. She has a BA in Theatre from Southern Oregon University and an MFA in Acting from Ohio University.

Third Rail (Actor): Collapse, The Wonderful World of Dissocia, The Gray...

Damon Kupper

Damon is an 'edu-tainer' who strongly believes in the evolution of the human potential through theatre. He has appeared with Third Rail in The Lying Kind, Dead Funny, Nobody Here But Us Chickens, Grace, The Pavilion and Dirty Story.

Since moving to Portland,...

Isaac Lamb

Isaac was born and raised in Portland, Oregon where he lived before attending college at Loyola Marymount University's School of Film and Television in Los Angeles. He graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2002 with a degree in film production.

Isaac returned to the Portland area in 2006 after touring...

Jennifer Lin

Jennifer attended Rutgers University in New Jersey and, after a couple of years in Seattle, moved to Portland in 2006. She was lighting designer for our recent production of A Noble Failure....

Rebecca Lingafelter

Rebecca is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Lewis and Clark College. New York credits include work at Classic Stage Company, PS122, The Ont. Hysteric Incubator, HERE, Bushwick Starr, and the Metropolitan Opera. Third Rail credits include Collapse and That Hopey Changey Thing. Other local credits include The...

Jacklyn Maddux

Jacklyn is a Certified Alexander Technique teacher and has taught Alexander, Voice and Speech at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City.

Her acting career was spent in New York and regionally.

She is...

Chris Murray

Chris played Mairtin in A Skull in Connemara at Third Rail, before his inclusion in the company in 2009. He is also a member of Super Project Lab Improv.

Other Portland credits include: Sometimes A Great Notion, Visions and Voices (2004-2008), BFE, Bullrusher, The Thugs, A...

Michael O'Connell

Michael's Third Rail credits include The Lying Kind (Drammy), A Skull in Connemara, Nobody Here But Us Chickens, Number Three, The Pavilion, The Lonesome West, Dirty Story and Recent Tragic Events (Drammy).

Other Portland credits: Much Ado...

Maureen Porter

Maureen Porter was first seen with Third Rail as Mom in Number Three, after which she was asked to join the company as a core member. Other roles with the Third Rail include Judith in Nobody Here But Us Chickens and Eleanor in Dead Funny. Maureen has...

Kerry Ryan

Kerry Ryan is an actor, puppeteer, physical comedian, director, playwright, and arts educator who joined the Third Rail team in 2013. She moved to Portland in 2002 after graduating from Brown University and the La MaMa Experimental Theatre Program, and has spent the last ten years holding membership with Imago...

Tim True

Tim's Third Rail credits include Teach in American Buffalo, Arthur in Fabuloso, Richard in Dead Funny (Drammy for Outstanding Ensemble), and Shreynoo in Number Three. He received a Drammy for his performance of Coleman in Third Rail's The Lonesome West. Tim...

Scott Yarbrough

Scott is a Founding Member and the Artistic Director of Third Rail. His work as a director with Third Rail has been recognized four times by Portland's Drammy Committee. He received degrees in Theatre from Oklahoma Baptist University (BA), Louisiana State University (MA), and...
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