PAUL ANGELO, Artistic Director

Paul Angelo is a director, actor and theatre educator working and living in Portland, Oregon. He received a BFA in musical theatre from the State University of New York (SUNY) Fredonia then went on to receive an MFA from the Alabama Shakespeare Festival/University of Alabama. In 1997 he co-founded the New Ensemble Theatre (TNE) in Manhattan; during his five years as co-artistic director, TNE focused on new plays and the plays of Shakespeare creating three seasons and eleven productions. TNE and its members were the recipient of several awards including an OOBR (Off-off Broadway Review) award for outstanding production for the play Let a Hundred Flowers Bloom (2001) and an invitation to the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC for Henry V. Off-off Broadway directing credits includes Hamlet, The Hunger Waltz (part of the NY Fringe Festival ‘99) and Henry V.  Paul directed the Staged! productions of Les Misérables, which received two Portland Area Musical Theatre Awards (PAMTA), Big River (two PAMTAs), the Portland premier of Jason Robert Brown’s 13, which was awarded a Drammy for Outstanding Pit Ensemble, and Parade (PAMTA – Best Ensemble). He served as the resident drama instructor at West Sylvan Middle School for seven years.

PAIGE ROGERS, Managing Director 

Paige Rogers is an award-winning actor and arts administrator who earned a BA in Arts Administration and Theatre from Drury University where she trained under Tony Nominee, Robert Westenberg. She further her studies at the Portland Actors Conservatory. She is a resident actor with Theatre Vertigo in Portland.

SYDNEY HEIM, S! Conservatory Social Media Manager

Sydney Heim is a Staged! Alum who graduated from Alliance Charter Academy and Clackamas Community College in June of 2018. She is taking a gap year before finishing her bachelor’s and spending her year as the Social Media lady for Staged! Sydney is also spending her year performing in as many shows as she can including John Hughes High, and Inherit the Wind. She is thrilled to be a part of the Staged! Conservatory for one more year as an onlooker to the program and to spread the word about how amazing the program is. 

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ANDREW BRAY, Teacher/Music Director

Andrew Bray has been educating actors in Portland non-stop since he moved here 8 years ago. In 2008 he music directed STAGED’s award-winning production of Les Miserables, and in 2012 he won a Drammy for Outstanding Pit Ensemble for his music direction of 13 the Musical. He also serves as Music Director for the Columbia Gorge School of Theatre, and teaches at many of the Portland Area Schools. As an actor, Andrew has performed on almost every stage with almost every company since he moved to Portland, so chances are you’ve seen him somewhere. Recent roles include Lt. Cable in South Pacific (Lakewood Theater) and Matt in Red Light Winter (Bad Badger Productions). Andrew also works as a private voice and acting coach for training and professional actors. A graduate of the Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Chanda Hall: Founder

James Ward: President

Larry S. Sherman, Ph.D: Vice President 

Lisa Fratianni: Board Treasurer

Grace Lee: Board Secretary 

Rocco Martin

Linda Ward

Staged! Statement of Nondiscrimination

Staged! is committed to diversity among its artists, students, and patrons. Staged! is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, ethnic identity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, marital or family status, political opinion, source of income, or any other legally protected basis. Our policy is to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer our staffing and programs with equal opportunity for all.