ICP Class of 2017


Sullivan Mackintosh received her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Lewis & Clark College in 2015, where she also studied poetry.  Her interest in interdisciplinary art forms and her desire for creative collaboration led her to the Institute for Contemporary Performance.  She has also received training from Idyllwild Arts, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and the National Theater Institute.  Sullivan has been a summer teaching artist at Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River for five years, and a counselor and teacher at Columbia Gorge Peace Village even longer. Sullivan loves creating and performing theatre for young audiences, and her recent stage appearances include roles as Alice in Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass and as the Cat in The Cat in the Hat. While she primarily considers herself an actor/director/educator, she is also dabbling in playwriting.



Nicola Rossi has considered Oregon home for the past six years since relocating from Massachusetts. After playing hide and seek with performance for the past few years, Nicola is excited to be found at ICP.





Jake Simonds is a Portland-based performer excited to be honing his craft this year at the Institute for Contemporary Performance! Acting credits include Hawthorne at Action/Adventure, The Three Sisters with Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble, How to End Poverty..., and A Christmas Carol at Portland Playhouse, Present Laughter and Unnecessary Farce at Lakewood, and One Man, Two Guvnors at Clackamas Rep. Jake has performed excerpts of his solo show, The Unlikely Mason, at Portland Playhouse, Curious Comedy Theater, and On The Boards in Seattle, WA. Check out jakesimonds.com for updates on this and other projects. 2014-2015 Portland Playhouse Acting Apprentice, Lewis & Clark College B.A.




ICP Class of 2016


Colin Trevor joined ICP fresh out of Reed College, where he earned a B.A. in Theatre. While at Reed, he appeared in over a dozen student, faculty, and thesis productions. He was most recently seen in Reed's mainstage production of Eugene Ionesco's The Bald Soprano and The Lesson which made up the production component of his senior thesis. Colin has studied at institutions such as New York's Public Theater. In 2013, he completed a semester at Russia's Moscow Art Theatre through the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center. 

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Grace Rittenberg was born in Brookyln, NY and lived there until she moved to Portland to attend Reed College. While in college, she wrote plays, performed in main stage and thesis shows, studied in London for a summer, and directed a thesis production of Ionesco's The Lesson. Her favorite things she learned are movement based theatre and devising, so ICP was the perfect next step. She hopes to stay on the west coast for the foreseeable future.  




Charlotte Markle is a recent graduate of Lewis & Clark College with a B.A. in Theatre. At L&C she participated in multiple productions as a performer, a director and a writer. Her favorite roles have included Duke Ferdinand/Duke Senior in As You Like It, Thea in Spring Awakening and Trinculo in The Tempest. Originally from San Francisco, Charlotte has worked as a teaching artist with Bay Area Shakespeare Camps and as an assistant teacher with ACT’s Youth Conservatory Summer Program. Prior to joining the Institute for Contemporary Performance, Charlotte collaborated with Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble as the assistant director and dramaturg on their production of The Three Sisters.

Stephanie Woods graduated from PSU with a Bachelors in theater arts (2012). Since then she has worked locally with theaters such as Sowelu and Imago. Studying with the Institute for Contemporary Performance, she is closing in on something she hadn't thoroughly tapped into. And she's stoked.




J'ena SanCartier moved to Portland from Central Florida to expand her artistic horizons. And that's exactly what she's been up to. She is a recent graduate of Portland Actors Conservatory, where she had the fateful opportunity to create performance with PETE for the first time-- an experience she wouldn't soon forget. After graduating, she starred in The Lower Rooms, a feature length film done with Sowelu Theater.  She is so incredibly stoked to be working, creating, and exploring new performance with ICP.