Guest Artists

The Company We Keep

The Guest Artist program at Willamette Theatre sets our training apart from many colleges. Artist contributions are diverse: Directing, acting, design, playwriting, music composition, solo performance, and guest teaching and workshops. In addition to expanding students' experience and training, the Guest Artist program offers example and insight on future careers in the arts – a part of our committed liberal arts education.

2019-20 Season

  • Michele Ainza • Choreographer, Fall Dance Concert
  • Daniel Do • Choreographer, Fall Dance Concert
  • Jeff Forbes • Lighting Designer, In Triplicate
  • Blanca Forzán • Lighting Designer, Men on Boats
  • Sarah Hughey • Lighting Designer, Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again., and Blood Wedding
  • Marina McClure • Director, Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.
  • Matt Romein • Multimedia artist & performer, In Triplicate (solo performance)
  • Mar Undag • Choreographer, Fall Dance Concert

2018-19 Season

2017-18 Season

  • Hayley Green • Playwright (book & lyrics), Wings of Fire
  • Austin Green • Composer, Wings of Fire 
  • Craig Pesti-Strobel • Performer, An Inspector Calls
  • Sarah Hughey • Lighting designer, An Inspector Calls • Lighting designer, Symbolic Interactions: Giving Voice, Making Spaces dance concert • Visiting instructor, Lighting Design

2016-17 Season

2015-16 Season

  • Judy Halebsky • Playwright, The Weaver and The Dress  
  • Jubilith Moore • Director, The Feathered Mantle and The Weaver and The Dress
  • Robert Anderson • Creative producer, My Case Is Altered: Tales of a Roaring Girl
  • Lisa Gaye Dixon • Solo performer, My Case Is Altered: Tales of a Roaring Girl
  • Grace Godwin • Dramaturg, My Case Is Altered: Tales of a Roaring Girl
  • Struan Leslie • Director and conceptual artist, My Case Is Altered: Tales of a Roaring Girl

2014-15 Season

2013-14 Season

2012-13 Season

2011-12 Season

2010-11 Season

2009-10 Season

  • Larry Kominz • Director, The Sardine Seller's Net of Love
  • Toshimi Tanaka • Assistant Director & Co-Costume Designer, The Sardine Seller's Net of Love
  • Colleen Lanki • Choreographer, The Sardine Seller's Net of Love
  • Mitch Imori • Musician, The Sardine Seller's Net of Love

2008-09 Season

2007-08 Season

2006-07 Season

2005-06 Season

  • Luba Zarembinska • Director, Confession in Wood; and The Lives of the Saints, or The World According to Wowro
  • Patryk Czaplicki • Assistant director, Confession in Wood; and The Lives of the Saints, or The World According to Wowro
  • Stefan Puchalski • Musician, Confession in Confession in Wood; and The Lives of the Saints, or The World According to Wowro
  • Michael Griggs • Actor, Confession in Wood; and The Lives of the Saints, or The World According to Wowro
  • Karol Kersh • Actor, Confession in Wood; and The Lives of the Saints, or The World According to Wowro
  • Mateusz Perkowski • Translator, Confession in Wood; and The Lives of the Saints, or The World According to Wowro
  • Jen Raynak • Sound Designer, Tongue of a Bird
  • Philip Cuomo • Actor, The Game of Love and Chance
  • Gabrielle Brewer-Wallin • Director, Dear Charlotte
  • Hal Logan • Sound Design, Dear Charlotte

2004-05 Season

2003-04 Season

2002-03 Season

2001-02 Season

2000-01 Season

1999-2000 Season

1998-99 Season

1997-98 Season

1996-97 Season

1995-96 Season

1994-95 Season

  • Marc Hughes • Dancer and Choreographer, Court Dances dance concert
  • Susan Coromel • Director, Waiting for the Parade • Actress, The Cherry Orchard
  • Robin McFarquhar • Fight choreographer, Of Mice and Men

1993-94 Season

1992-93 Season

1991-92 Season

1990-91 Season

  • Rick Jones, G• Guest Artist, Woza Albert!
  • Anthony Armstrong, G• Guest Artist, Woza Albert!
  • Larry Roach, A• Actor, God's Country
  • Woodrow Blettel, G• Graphic Design,1990/91 Season Posters

1989-90 Season

1988-89 Season