Our strong commitment to Education and Community Programs has resulted in a growing array of activities tailored for interested patrons of all ages.
Education & Community programs staff
Education & Community Programs Director
Kelsey has worked as an actor, director, teacher and arts administrator for the past 18 years. He is currently the Education & Community Programs Director at Portland Center Stage, where he has also been seen on stage in Pride & Prejudice, The Thugs and A Christmas Carol. Kelsey has taught and developed educational theater programs for Idaho Theater for Youth, Michigan State University and now PCS. He holds a Masters in Theater History and Dramatic Literature from Michigan State University.
Education & Community Programs Coordinator
Paul Susi is a Portland-based educator and performing artist, where he has appeared with PlayWrite, Inc., Cerimon House, Anon it Moves, String House, Action/Adventure, Boom Arts, Northwest Children’s Theater, Profile, Milagro, and The Forgery. Paul has appeared regionally and internationally with Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Tears of Joy Puppet Theater, Vermont Stage Company and Stacja Szamocin (Poland). Paul works primarily with at-risk youth in a variety of agencies, including Clackamas County Juvenile Department’s Restorative Justice Program, New Avenues for Youth, Janus Youth, and Hooper Detox. Self-produced original works include (On Holding On), All At Sea, and Nestor Pinakbit Sings The Songs You Used To Love.
Matthew B. Zrebski
Resident Teaching Artist
Matt is the PCS Resident Teaching Artist as well as a longtime teacher for the Visions & Voices playwriting program for high school students. He has also taught for Literary Arts, Portland Actors Conservatory, Willamette University and Pacific University. A professional director and producer, he has mounted more than 40 world premieres and run three theater companies, leading them to garner numerous awards including “Best Of” citations from the media and the Drammy Awards, as well as honors from the Kennedy Center. Matt holds a B.F.A. from the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University.
2014-15 education programs sponsors
PCS's Education Programs are supported in part by contributions from:
2014-15 Community programs sponsors
PCS's Community Programs are supported in part by contributions from:
Additional support provided in part by
Oregon Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts
Regional Arts & Culture Council
Herbert A. Templeton Foundation
H.W. & D.C.H. Irwin Foundation
Mentor Graphics Foundation
The Second City’s A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens
November 22 — December 24
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