Current Students


ICP Class of 2017:

Sandi Coughlin is an actor, improviser, and playwright.  She is a graduate of Western Washington University with a BA in Theatre.  She has studied improv and been a part of the main stage cast at The Upfront Theatre (founded and owned by Ryan Stiles).  Recently, she completed the acting summer intensive with Anne Bogart and the SITI Company in New York.  Sandi is thrilled to continue her education at the Institute for Contemporary Performance.  


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. This program was predestined as a necessary career move when she won a scariest costume award dressed as a member of Insane Clown Posse. 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 for updates on this and other projects. 2014-2015 Portland Playhouse Acting Apprentice, Lewis & Clark College B.A.