Melissa Riley, Producing Artistic Director & Founder Melissa moved to Beaverton from Los Angeles to work as the First Assistant Director on the Academy Award nominated animated feature film, Coraline. She founded BCT in 2009 and continues to oversee productions, maintaining an inclusive environment that values the contributions from all involved. An assistant director for feature films and television, BCT started when Melissa had time between projects to direct a play at the former Kingstad Center. Enthusiastically the community supported her production and one play became an entire first season of the Beaverton Civic Theatre. Melissa received the Beaverton Art Commission’s Art Leadership Award and was described as “a tremendous asset and visionary for the artistic community of Beaverton.” When not at the theatre, Melissa coordinates the Raleigh Park Elementary School Talent show and leads a troop of Daisy Girl Scouts.
Annie Wach, Production Manager Annie relocated to Beaverton in 2012 after graduating from The Evergreen State College, where she studied theatre in addition to linguistics and neuro-biology. She first joined BCT in 2014 as sound designer for Into the Woods. She got hooked by the passionate community and started stage managing the following year. At the end of 2017, she accepted the dream job of Production Manager which allows her to work with every director and team to make sure each show has that BCT spark! When she's not working with the theatre, she's at her day job as a technical recruiter, reading or lounging with her cats.
Amanda Clark, Marketing/Outreach Coordinator Amanda has been working with the Beaverton Civic Theatre since 2011 when she relocated to Portland after graduating from Ball State University with degrees in Advertising and Acting. She contributes to marketing and promotion efforts for the theatre and performances. Amanda has a passion for community theatre and the way it gives us a chance to use storytelling to share life experiences so we can all understand each other, and our world, just a little better. Amanda is a freelance social media marketer for her company, Raindrop Social Media. When she isn't performing onstage, Amanda enjoys yoga, wine tasting, or diving into a new novel.
Jenny Cyphers, Technical Director
Mary Johnson, Patron Services Manager I have had the pleasure of working with the Beaverton Civic Theatre since 2013. I was looking for an opportunity to get involved in our community, and I found BCT to be a group of warm and welcoming people to work with. My background is accounting not acting, I am so enjoying being with people who are doing what they do because they love it!
CarolAnne Tsai, Grant Writer CarolAnne relocated to Oregon from Memphis in 2012 with her family. CarolAnne has a MSSW with a specialization in grant writing from the University of Tennessee. She worked for 10 years in a unique career combining international missions and medical devices, and has recently taken time off to raise her child. Now, with her child in school, CarolAnne is picking the grant writing pen back up and investigating new funding opportunities for BCT. CarolAnne also enjoys conducting research for a local historical fiction writer.
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