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Rogue Pack allows youth to find creative tools of expression while helping them discover a common language to better integrate.

We live in a time of social media. Children are on Snapchat more than communicating face to face. Physical interaction is integral to a child's development.

Youth break social barriers through theatre arts by working together towards a common goal, mentoring, and supporting each other regardless of background. Rogue Pack is a vehicle for building connections with the local community through Sellwood Community House.

Board of Directors

Adam Harden

National Sales Manager
Riverside Payments, Inc.

Alan Miles

Systems Analyst
Bureau of Technology

Andrea Kreiner

A. Kreiner Company, LLC

Turner Sato

Director of Marketing

Leadership & Advisory Council

Bimal Rajbhandary

City of Portland Housing Bureau, Masters in Sociology: Research tools, data

Monica Rocio Leon

Precision Cast Parts, Masters in Engineering

Collective Instructors

Melanie Owens

Melanie Owen is a director, teacher, and puppeteer originally from Asheville, NC. She has a BA in Theatre from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Melanie has worked at a number of theatre companies including Imago Theatre, The Nouveau Sud Project, and Portland Playhouse as their season 11 directing apprentice. Currently, Melanie is a teacher at Art4Life after school programs where she teaches theatre, devising, puppet making, and fiber arts to K-5th grade students.

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Samantha Seagraves

Sam is an actor and writer with over fifteen years of experience in theatre, film and television. After graduating from University of Miami’s acting conservatory, Sam spent several years working both on and behind the camera in Los Angeles. She has appeared in several commercials and print ads for companies such as Buick, Kroger and Teavana, in addition to theatrical roles in Dean Devlin’s Bad Samaritan and several independent short films. After appearing as Lucinda in Oregon Children’s Theatre’s production of Ella Enchanted, Sam finds it clear that there is a wealth of talented young actors here in Portland and hopes to pass on her years of experience to other aspiring artists.

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Randy Sean Schulman

Randy is a writer/director/actor and co-founder of The Collective Theater Company in LA. His plays: Infinity, La Gioconda and Luminous Birch have won him more than a dozen awards. Randy has worked in local film and television, with the L.A. Philharmonic, and as a performer at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. He loves to teach kids and adults the craft of acting for TV, Film and Commercials.

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Sustaining Donors

Jane Babcock Hewett
Since 2017
Charlotte Rubin
Since 2019
Maxwell Gottfried
Since 2018
Rosemary Gould
Since 2016

Pack Instructors

Ann Singer

I’m the Executive Director and Writing Facilitator for Rogue Pack. 

I hold a BFA in Theatre Arts from NYU and a Masters in Education from San Francisco State University. I have taught children and adults throughout the world, including Spain, Chile, South Africa, Bosnia, and Herzegovina.

I have organized and taught storytelling workshops and performances for underserved populations in the Portland Metro area since 2009. I served on the board of Soroptimist International of Portland whose mission is to improve the lives of women and children around the world, for four years. I currently sit on the board of Echo Theatre Company.

The theatre is a place where all labels can fall away. People can accept each other, no matter their background. Communities can support one another and individuals can feel safe. I want to create that experience for teens today. Especially those that are struggling. Rogue Pack is a place where children are lifted up, so they can be seen and heard.

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Lissie Lewis

Lissie Lewis has lived in the PNW all her life. She has  a bachelors in psychology from Portland State University. Lissie has  worked for Multnomah County Probation & Parole and Oregon Youth  Authority, and has chosen to combine that background with her love of  theatre. Lissie was first employed by Staged! and has worked with  Original Practice Shakespeare for eleven years. Lissie is looking  forward to marrying her fields of expertise.

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