nate harpel promises he will write a bio soon.
ashley hollingshead is the co-founder of the working theatre collective. she serves as a director/designer/collaborator, as well as doer of all things admin. for the WTC ashley has directed the peter pan project, zero divided by zero, blank not blank, 20 erotic shorts, medea and jason: a love story that ends badly, 26 ways i love you, and a story that ends and begins with a dream. she has designed at least one element of every single production that the WTC has created (minus NORTH! and Bike Noir). outside of her work with the WTC, ashley has worked with foolsFURY (san francisco) and Rorschach Theatre (washington dc).
Eva Suter writes and/or directs lots of projects for the working theatre collective, of which she is an original member. some highlights include directing last year’s 20 Erotic Shorts, and the writing of a trilogy of plays about unfortunate Greek women. This spring she was awarded a Portland Drammy for her play Medusa (a perfectly normal girl/on the creation of heroes/and the slaughter of monsters). Which was pretty exciting. This year Eva is looking quite forward to season four– writing/directing with Nate Harpel in the double feature Sex, Drugs, and Murder; as well as taking on the third (Trois) installment of 20 Erotic Shorts! Outside of the collective Eva’s works have been produced across the Northwest, the country and recently the world! including Bellingham, Washington’s Idiom Theatre and the fabulous Northwest Playwright’s Alliance. Forward, always looking forward!
Noah Martin currently resides in Austin, Texas where he is a second year student in the MFA Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities Program at the University of Texas at Austin. Although, he has been known to return to Portland to direct bike project for the WTC, a mobile play that occurs during Pedalpalooza. For the WTC, Noah directed the premiere of A Falling Apart Sort of Thing and has done numerous sound designs. He has taught and directed young people for Seattle Children’s Theatre, Northwest Children’s Theatre, The Right Brain Initiative, Cal Shakes, and Performing Arts Workshop.
Noelle Eaton is a Portland actress and member of the working theater collective. Noelle receieved her undergraduate degree in theater performance from PSU where she studied under Devon Allen and Michael O’Connell. Credits with The Working Theatre Collective include Dima in A Story that Begins and Ends with a Dream, Pamela in John Lennon’s Gargoyle and an ensemble member in 20 Erotic Shorts, NORTH! Saddle up and ride, and Bike Noir. Other favorite Portland credits include Leonora in Our Shoes are Red/The Performance Lab’s Northwest premeier of Ursula, Claire in The Maids, Chrysothemis in Electra, Ensemble member in 4:48 Psycosis, Evelyn in The Shape of Things, and Ellen in Vinegar Tom.