Producing Artistic Director
Ty Boice is Post5 Theatre's founding Artistic Director and acting company member. Locally, Ty has performed for Portland Center Stage, Bag n' Baggage, HumanBeingCurious, Lakewood and Triangle productions. For Post5, Ty has portrayed Romeo in Post5's inaugural production of Romeo and Juliet, Prince Hal in Henry IV Part 1 and the title role in Post5's recent production of Macbeth. Ty will be directing The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged and Julius Caesar for Post5’s 2013 Summer season, as well as performing in the title role in The Great Gatsby at Bag n' Baggage this fall.
Orion Bradshaw is a Post5 acting company member with a BFA in Theatre Arts, and a minor in Shakespeare Studies from Southern Oregon University. From 2007-2010, Orion was an acting company member at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. In his three seasons at OSF, Orion appeared in a total of 6 productions and understudied 9 roles, most recently appearing as Player Lucianus in their 2010 production of Hamlet. Since relocating to Portland, Orion has performed with Northwest Classical Theatre, Profile Theatre, Milagro Theatre, and Post5 Theatre, among others. Orion is also a theatre educator, with extensive experience teaching Drama and Shakespeare studies.
Sarah Peters is an actor, singer, violinist and Post5 acting company member. She has honed her art touring with such groups as the New York-based Bond Street Theatre in their International Theater Exchange program to India, performing street theater and teaching social theater techniques alongside Purvabhyas Theatre from India and Exile Theatre from Afghanistan; the One Second Film Road-to-Oprah tour; The Buddha Prince, an outdoor musical and masked retelling of the Dalai Lama's life during his teaching visit to Pasadena, California; and The Hello Show, a multi-character improvisational comedy touring small towns and rural communities throughout Northern California.
Michael Miranda is a designer and director working both in Portland and the Bay area. His lighting, set, and sound designs have been seen locally at Post5, HumanBeingCurious and Action Adventure theatres. Mike served as the Technical Director for the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre for five years and has worked as an Assistant Director for Berkeley Rep School of Theatre since 2011. In the Bay area, Mike has directed such notable productions as Fahrenheit 451, Lord of the Flies and The Giver. Most recently, he directed and designed the Bradbury Pandemonium Plays (The Veldt, Marionettes, and To the Chicago Abyss.)
Phillip J. Berns
Phillip Berns is a local actor and Post5 acting company member who hails from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Phillip holds dual degrees in Theatre Arts and Advertising from Marquette University and has called Portland home since June of 2009. Since his arrival, Phillip has become a familiar face on Portland stages working with a number of local theatre companies including Portland Actor’s Ensemble, Bag n’ Baggage, the Original Practice Shakespeare Festival, and Post5 Theatre. Additionally, Phillip has earned a warm place in the hearts of Portland audiences during the holiday season with his annual one-man staged reading of Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol.
Ginnie Loomis is a designer, manager, and technical theatre artist. A graduate of Lewis & Clark’s theatre program, she started her professional career stage managing Back Bog Beast Bait and Attempts on Her Life for defunkt theatre, and was honored with a Spotlight Award nomination for the 2010-2011 season. She has done design and construction work in lighting, set, and costuming for plays such as The Blue Room, Glengarry Glen Ross, Red Light Winter, and ___Not___. She first started with Post5 Theatre in the 2012 season as Technical Directory and set designer for Midsummer Night's Dream and Henry IV part 1 and has since found her place as Company Manager.
Director of Education
James Peck was trained at London’s Central School of Speech and Drama and followed with a 16-year career in film, stage and television. He then came to America in 2002 to train at Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre. In the sweet, rainy location of Blue Lake California, he graduated with an MFA in Ensemble based Physical Theatre in 2005. He was then invited to become full time faculty member at the school, where for five years he taught ‘The Vocal Body’ and ‘Games Dynamics’. He relocated to Portland last summer, where he coaches actors in an artful blend of ensemble play, classical theater and physical theater training.
Christopher Beatty is a composer, arranger, musician and orchestrator that comes to Portland's music and theatre communities from Chicago, Illinois. A recent graduate of Portland State University, Chris has written numerous solo, chamber, and large ensemble pieces for local artists, ensembles, and solo acts throughout the Portland and Chicago metro areas. Chris has been the Music Director and primary Sound Designer for Post5 since the autumn of 2012; some of his works with Post5 include Mary Zimmerman's The Arabian Nights, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, and the Spectravagasm series.
Rowan Morrison is a writer, actor, and Post5 acting company member. As an actor, Rowan has appeared recently as the Old Man in Ray Bradbury’s To the Chicago Abyss and Prospero in The Tempest. As a writer, most recently Rowan collaborated with HumanBeingCurious in creating Illuminate--a theatrical labyrinth inspired by the writings of Joseph Campbell. Rowan holds a BA in Theatre Arts and MFA in Creative Writing, and brings more than 25 years of experience as a writer and editor to the position of Publicity Director.
Winston Bischoff is an actor, designer, technical theatre artist and acting company member at Post5 Theatre. In 2011 Winston graduated from Southern Oregon University and was an acting intern at The Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He is a technical director for theatre Vertigo and in the Lake Oswego School district. He has worked with several theatre companies throughout Portland as a actor, technician and designer including Original Practice Shakespeare, The Working Theatre Collective, and Readers Theatre Rep, Broadway Rose, Theatre Vertigo, North West Classical, Artists Repertory Theatre, and Post 5 Theatre.