Amanda Richards is a six time Grammy-nominated songwriter and performer with over 15 years experience in the music industry. She has studied under Kristina Haddad of The Actor's Lab for the past three consecutive years and is currently training full-time with world renowned opera and voice coach, Dr. Linda Brice. Amanda has written and produced seven full-length albums, scored several documentaries, independent films and shorts. Her 2011 rock opera, Play Dead, garnered her international recognition and an Independent Music Award for Best Concept Album.
Brandie Sylfae is an award-winning stunt performer, actor and voice over artist from Los Angeles, CA. As a second degree black belt in Tang Soo Do under Chuck Norris, she started in martial arts focused roles, including V.R. Troopers and Bloodmoon. Recent work includes the lead in the body positivity PSA Glass Cage , the feature Deep Blue, and playing opposite Willow Shields (Primrose Everdeen in The Hunger Games) in the feature Woodstock or Bust.
Beginning her training in the BFA program at CSLB Brandie performed in Inherit the Wind, The Importance of Being Earnest and Agnes of God while attending classes in LA that included training Shakespeare with Kate Geer and improv with John Michalski (Second City) and Paul Ryan (CBS Comedy on the Lot). After relocating to Portland, OR she has trained with Nike Imoru, Jana Lee Hamblin, Robert Blanche, Ted Rooney, and The Actor's Lab with Kristina Haddad.
Brandie has a BS in microbiology from UCSB and a Master’s degree in biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University and is the co-organizer of the Portland chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance, an international nonprofit.
Mr. Fitzpatricks’ involvement with the performing arts has spanned more than 40 years. He is an actor, voice actor, director, and producer. Dennis works in film, TV, radio and theatre. He was a member of the repertory company at the State Theatre of Pennsylvania, Bucks County, PA., and has since worked in London, San Francisco, Off Broadway and most recently Portland, OR.. As Artistic Director he founded theatre groups in partnership with former Broadway producers. Dennis is a former member of AEA and current member of SAG/AFTRA. (see attached) He humbly served for years on the board of Portland Actors Ensemble, the longest running free outdoor Shakespeare company in the country.
Mac Kimmerle is a Performer/Creator and Director based in Portland, OR. His previous work devising plays includes directing and producing The Doctor and The Devil (Fertile Ground Festival), directing and performing in Miss St.’s Hieroglyphic Suffering (Lewis and Clark College). His other recent work includes performing as Lloyd in Mud, and Silvius in As You Like It (Lewis and Clark College). Fun fact: Mac has been performing magic for nearly two decades! He graduated from Lewis and Clark College in 2016 with a BA in Theatre. He is very excited to be along for the wild ride of Whiskey Dixie!
Michele Brouse Peoples has created community as producer and director for the Gresham Little Theater for nearly 20 years. In her early days as an actress, Michele carved out a living as a performer in musical theater, a puppeteer, clown and in improvisational comedian. Performing at renaissance faires and Shakespeare festivals she created a multitude of characters for hire at parties, presidential inaugurations, and special events. She opened the Disney MGM Studios in Orlando, Florida as a principal performer and show director and was a show host, principal performer and stunt actor for Universal Studios, Florida. She currently teaches English Language Development for the Reynolds School District.