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Elsbeth M. Collins

Elsbeth M. Collins

A veteran stage manager, Collins also leads the BFA Stage Management program and also serves as the School’s Director of Production,

Sharon Marie Carnicke

Sharon Marie Carnicke

Carnicke is globally respected for her groundbreaking work on Russian acting techniques and innovative examination of film acting.

Portrait of Danny Strong

Danny Strong

Not only an actor, Strong is a writer and executive producer for the show Empire. He is also an award-winning screenwriter for Game Change, Recount and Lee Daniels’ The Butler, and wrote The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 & 2. (BA ’96)

Forest Whitaker

Forest Whitaker

An Academy Award-winning actor, Whitaker is also an accomplished director and producer. (’82)

Troian Bellisario

Troian Bellisario

Currently starring in the ABC Family series Pretty Little Liars, Bellisario formed The Casitas Group theatre company with some of her fellow alumni. (BFA ’09)

Vicki Lewis

Vicki Lewis

An actress with an extensive body of work in TV, film and theatre, Lewis’ voice can also be heard in a myriad of animation projects.

Luis Alfaro

A renowned playwright, performance artist, producer and director, Alfaro is the first-ever resident playwright at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Meiling Cheng

Meiling Cheng

Noted performance art critic and poet, Cheng has been published widely in both English and Chinese.

Beck Bennett

Beck Bennett

A cast member of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, Bennett is also known for his work with the comedic troupe, Good Neighbors, and is recognized for his role in AT&T’s wildly popular “It’s Not Complicated” ad campaign. (BFA ’07)

Portrait of Patrick Adams

Patrick J. Adams

Adams is best known for playing the leading role of Mike Ross on USA Network’s Suits, which earned him a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for outstanding actor in a drama series. (BFA ’04)