The Portland Civic Theatre Guild: directors for the 2018-2019 season!

October – Foxfire by Susan Cooper & Hume Cronin will be directed by David Mitchem Brown.  David got his start acting and dancing at age 11 and enjoyed a busy stage career before taking time out to raise a family.  His return to performing has taken him to stages and film sets world-wide.


November – Grand Junction (a finalist for the 2018 PCTG New Play Award) by Rich Rubin will be directed by Micki Selvitella.   A graduate of Yale Drama, Micki holds an MFA in directing, is a Fulbright Scholar, an SDC Observership recipient and a member of Directors Lab West.   PCTG welcomes Micki back to our stage.


February – The Belle of Amherst by William Luce will be directed by Emilie Landmann.  Emilie has embraced all aspects of theatre as a performer, director and writer.   We’re excited to have her share her unique vision for this play with our audience.


March – Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar will be directed by Elizabeth Huffman.  Another returning artist for PCTG, Elizabeth recently premiered her new musical Bon Temps Roulez at the Shakespeare Cafe for the prestigious Bremer Shakespeare Company in Bremen, Germany.  While there, she also performed her solo show Not My Revolution.


April – Good People by David Lindsay – Abaire will be directed by Julie Akers, whose career as a teacher of acting, directing and theatre history at the university level has spanned 25 years.  Making young adults a special focus, she won an Emmy for her collaborative work with Teens & Company; and has pioneered programs for youth and at-risk youth in Portland, New Mexico and Texas.


Our directors do their own casting, so feel free to stalk them on Facebook or anywhere else you can find them if you’re interested in auditioning for the shows they’re directing.