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Third Rail Repertory Theatre was born in 2003 of a desire to deliver artistic excellence to Portland audiences on a consistent basis. Like the Group Theatre of the 1930s and Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, Third Rail's permanent ensemble shares an esthetic, a vocabulary, and an understanding of each other's working styles. This means that great risks can be taken quickly, thus great dramatic (and comic) potential can be tapped. The result for theatergoers is productions that are surprising, thought-provoking, and above all, consistently entertaining.

The artists of Third Rail are professionals. They have worked as actors, directors, and designers at all levels of American theatre, from summer stock to Broadway, and as teachers in outreach programs and in higher education. The company's ties to Portland are deep and strong. Many members were born here, and their involvement with Portland theatre spans decades.

The mission of Third Rail Repertory Theatre is to provide a dynamic artistic home for theatre audiences in Portland by fostering a professional local company, which, through collaboration and discipline, brings to life exceptional stories that provoke dialogue, encourage empathy, and inspire curiosity.

2011-2012 company

Cecil Averett

Angela Barker

Lori Bettencourt

Bruce Burkhartsmeier

Clair Callaway

Don Crossley

Philip Cuomo

Drew Dannhorn

Ted DeChatelet

Duffy Epstein

Amy Beth Frankel

Stephanie Gaslin

Emily Horton

Jim Iorio

Damon Kupper

Isaac Lamb

Lawrence Larsen

Jennifer Lin

Rebecca Lingafelter

Shelley Lipkin

Sarah Lydecker

Jacklyn Maddux

Michael Mazzola

Cameron McFee

Meghan McNeal

Chris Murray

Michael O'Connell

Sean O'Skea

Demetri Pavlatos

Maureen Porter

Ken Potts

Jen Raynak

Avital Rutenberg-Schoenberg

Larkin Sackett

John San Nicholas

Jason Stanley

Valerie Stevens

Tim True

Scott Yarbrough


2010-2011 company

Lauren Bair

Angela Barker

Elecia Beebe

Bruce Burkhartsmeier

Clair Callaway

Don Crossley

Philip Cuomo

Drew Dannhorn

Ted DeChatelet

Drake Dryden

Alexz Eccles

Curt Enderle

Ann Freeman

Amy Frankel

Stephanie Gaslin

Jamie Hammon

Emily Horton

Matt Jones

Damon Kupper

Sam Kusnetz

Jen Levear

Isaac Lamb

Jennifer Lin

Connery MacRae

Susan Madison

Jacklyn Maddux

Justin Mark

Nick Matlick

Cameron McFee

Jim Mulhearn

Chris Murray

Michael O'Connell

Brian James Oliver

Victoria Parker-Pohl

Sharath Patel

Demetri Pavlatos

Sherry Pendarvis

Maureen Porter

Ken Potts

Jen Raynak

Larkin Sackett

Paul Sandmeyer

Alan Edward Schwanke

Laura Faye Smith

John Steinkamp

Valerie Stevens

Brian Thompson

Tim True

Mark Twohy

Amy Weller

Jason Winslow

Slayden Scott Yarbrough


2009-2010 company

Angela Barker

Bruce Burkhartsmeier

Clair Callaway

Gretchen Corbett

Don Crossley

Philip Cuomo

Drew Dannhorn

Ted DeChatelet

Alexz Eccles

Curt Enderle

Ann Freeman

Amy Frankel

Stephanie Gaslin

Emily Horton

Jenn Hunter

Mark James

Matt Jones

Damon Kupper

Isaac Lamb

Jennifer Lin

Susan Madison

Jacklyn Maddux

James Mapes

Nick Matlick

Richard Matthews

Cameron McFee

Meghan McNeal

Jim Mulhearn

Chris Murray

Michael O'Connell

Sean O'Skea

Demetri Pavlatos

Maureen Porter

Jen Raynak

Alan Schwanke

John Steinkamp

Daniel Stern

Valerie Stevens

Tim True

Brian Weaver

Slayden Scott Yarbrough


2008-2009 company

Angela Barker

Bruce Burkhartsmeier

Clair Callaway

Cassie Cohn

Gretchen Corbett

Don Crossley

Philip Cuomo

Drew Dannhorn

Phoebe Daurio

Alexz Eccles

Curt Enderle

Drew Foster

Ann Freeman

Stephanie Gaslin

Mark James

Matt Jones

Damon Kupper

Val Landrum

Jennifer Lin

James Mapes

Nick Matlick

Michael Mazzola

Cameron McFee

Meghan McNeal

Chris Murray

Michael O'Connell

Sean O'Skea

Amy Palomino

Demetri Pavlatos

Maureen Porter

Jamie Lynne Powell-Herbold

Jen Raynak

Chris Rousseau

Tim Stapleton

John Steinkamp

Valerie Stevens

Robert Tollefson

Tim True

Mark Twohy

Ashley Wase

Jason Winslow

Slayden Scott Yarbrough


2007-2008 company

Bruce Burkhartsmeier

Clair Callaway

Meg Chamberlain

Cassie Cohn

Gretchen Corbett

Don Crossley

Philip Cuomo

Drew Dannhorn

Phoebe Daurio

Curt Enderle

T Scott Foxe

Ann Freeman

Elizabeth Fuller

Stephanie Gaslin

Chris Harder

Pat Hastings

Mark James

Damon Kupper

Val Landrum

Doug Mace

Jacklyn Maddux

Marychris Mass

Nick Matlick

Melanie Meijer

Kathryn Mura

Michael Mazzola

Leif Norby

Michael O'Connell

Demetri Pavlatos

Maureen Porter

Jamie Lynne Powell-Herbold

Cosmic Prince

Jen Raynak

Jamie Rea

Jeff Seats

Tim Stapleton

John Steinkamp

Valerie Stevens

Tim True

Mark Twohy

Ashley Wase

Joshua Westhaver

Slayden Scott Yarbrough


2006-2007 company

Justin Akers

John Armour

Cassie Cohn

Scott Coopwood

Gretchen Corbett

Philip Cuomo

Don Crossley

Michael DeLapp

Curt Enderle

Carrie Ella Farrar

Alisha Flaumenbaum

T Scott Foxe

Ann Freeman

Stephanie Gaslin

Nathan S. Hamric

Pat Hastings

Jamie Hill

Lori Sue Hoffman

Kevin Jones

Damon Kupper

Val Landrum

Kira Lombardozzi

Katherine Morrison

Michael O'Connell

Audra O'Dell

Maureen Pandos

Demetri Pavlatos

Maureen Porter

Jen Raynak

Jeff Seat

Kimberly Scott

Daniel Shaw

Erin Robson-Smith

Ebbe Roe Smith

Tim Stapleton

John Steinkamp

Valerie Stevens

Paul Susi

Paige Taylor

Tricia Tonn

Tim True

Clara Weishahn

Slayden Scott Yarbrough


2005-2006 company

Rachel Brodkey

Luke Bruckert

Cassie Cohn

Stephanie Gaslin

Pat Hastings

Ryan Hendricks

Jamie Hill

Adam Hogan

Gildevin Jagudajev

Damon Kupper

Liz Kupper

Kira Lombardozzi

Jeff Marchant

Katy Michael

Katherine Morrison

Michael O'Connell

Casi Pacilio

Breese Pickel

James Evan Pilato

Jen Raynak

Ted Roisum

Erin Robson-Smith

John Steinkamp

Valerie Stevens

Paige Taylor

Tim True

Jon Woelfer

Slayden Scott Yarbrough

Jesse Young


2004-2005 company

Rachel Brodkey

Cassie Cohn

Drew Flint

Stephanie Gaslin

Jack LeMieux

Jeff Marchant

Michael O'Connell

John Steinkamp

Valerie Stevens

Tim True

Slayden Scott Yarbrough

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