Mailing address: 883 NE 90th Ave Portland OR, 97220 971-238-FUSE (3873) info@fusepdx.com

...is a 501c3 public benefit organization performing experiential work

The Nucleus

Protons

For information on our NEUTRONS see our Board of Directors

Kate Mura

Executive Director, Director of Development

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Kate was around before Fuse was a spark in Kerry Sorci's (co-founder and original Artistic Director) brain. Or maybe that fated Viewpoints session in 2008, when Integrity Productions divided, where Kate and Rusty first met (executing an excellent lift) created Portland's first Viewpoints-based ensemble. Whichever way the energy flowed, she's been navigating the rivers (or forest paths as it were) from the beginning. Around Portland she collaborates with a variety of theatres (Artist's Repertory, Portland Center Stage, Tears of Joy, Jewish Theatre Collaborative, Shaking The Tree, Portland Civic Theatre Guild, Portland Shakespeare Project, OPS Fest, Masque Alfresco, Northwest Children's Theatre, Milagro, just to name a few). An I.A.T.S.E. Local 28 stagehand, it is equally likely to find her creating wigs, props, masks, puppets, rock concert stages, quick changing dancers, laying marley, or running a spot light, as it is to find her onstage (truly her favorite place to be in theatre). She has performed across the US touring in The Reluctant Dragon, as well as Suburban Tribe, her solo mask piece created with Fuse, and internationally in The Peasants Bible. Her mask, movement and puppet coaching has been utilized by theatres (Classic Greek Theatre's Oedipus and Trojan Women, Northwest Classical Theatre's King John) and schools (Portland Actor's Conservatory, Rex Putman High School, Patton Middle School) alike. Academically, she has her BFA from The Theatre School of DePaul University (former Goodman School of Drama) where she returned as Guest Movement Faculty from 2005-2008 focusing on Introduction to Mask Performance and Commedia Dell'Arte, and has been a guest speaker at Portland State University. She also has her PTP Certification from the Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre.

Rusty Tennant

Artistic Director, Director of Marketing

Rusty Tennant is also the Resident Props Designer for Artists Rep. He has an MFA in Directing and Performance from the University of New Orleans and is an Advanced Actor/Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors. A well-traveled director/actor/choreographer/designer-/writer, you can never be sure where you'll find his fingerprints on a production or his name popping up in a program. Selected Regional Credits include: Carousel (Gary English, dir. Connecticut Rep), House of Plunder (Ryan Rilette, dir. Southern Rep), Mother Courage (Robert Benedetti, dir. Nevada Conservatory Theatre). Recent Portland productions: Henry IV 1 (Falstaff), A Midsummer Night's Somnambulism (Bottom), Sonnetscape (Best Choreography and Sound Design, Portland Outdoor Shakespeare Festival)(Director/Performer), Karaoke Night! (the musical), #smarter_than_phones and MySp_ace (Performer/Writer/Director, Fuse); And So It Goes, Seven Guitars, Race, (I am Still) The Duchess of Malfi, Jack Goes Boating, The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Drammy Award, 2010)(Props Design, Artists Rep); Lear's Follies, King Lear (Set Design, Portland Shakespeare Project); Same Time, Next Year (Director), To Kill a Mockingbird, The Shape of Things, Moonlight for Magnolias (Lighting Design, The Pub); Machinal (Director, Pacific University), Failure to Communicate, Romeo & Juliet and Plumfield, Iraq (Fight/Movement Choreographer, Lewis & Clark College.) For Film and Television credits search imdb.com. Rusty's favorite food group is the chocolate group.

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Mike Cino

Technical Advisor

Sara Fay Goldman

Associate Artistic Director, IT and Marketing

Sara Fay Goldman moved to Portland in 2008 to teach children's Tae Kwon Do, yoga, and athletics and immediately began attending weekly Viewpoints training with Kerry Sorci, then-Artistic Director of Fuse. Since then, she has collaborated with the ever-changing ensemble on nearly every production, as a performer, director, designer, and deviser.
She recently appeared in a reading of Relatively Speaking with fellow proton Kate (Ginny, Portland Civic Theatre Guild, dir Mary MacDonald), Raiz (Tlaloc, god of rain, dir Arturo Martinini) and Viva Don Juan (Isabela, dir Olga Sanchez), two Day of the Dead Celebrations at Miracle Theatre, The Loman Family Picnic, The Power of Light, and Naftali: Story Voyager on the Yiddish Seas (as Aunt Marsha and half of two two-hander children's theatre tours with Darrell Salk, dir Sacha Reich) for the Jewish Theatre Collaborative, Sonnetscape (Fuse, dir. Rusty Tennant), Much Ado About Nothing (Hero/Dogberry, Portland Actors Ensemble, dir. Asae Dean, and Paradise Park (Bob/acrobat, Fuse, dir. Jocelyn Sawyer). Sara Fay recently directed and performed in a reading of Skin Garden by Jeremy Benjamin (PDXplaywrights), and Assistant Directed for Avital Shira's Twelfth Night (Portland Actors Ensemble).
With Fuse, she directed Racoon/Pig/Giraffe by Francesca Sanders for the Chuck Mee Challenge 3, Things That Are Happening Right Now (which she co-authored with Kevin Connell) for the 2011 Gay Pride Reading Series, and A Midsummer Night's Dream Xxxxx Somnambulism. Sara Fay holds a BA in Theatre from Barnard College, Columbia University, where she directed her thesis, Caryl Churchill's one-act opera, eight rooms, produced an original musical adaptation of Robert Heinlein's All You Zombies with Erik, and appeared as her favorite English and Women's Studies professor, Prof Margaret Vandenburg, in the University's annual satirical musical. The immediate future holds a (grown-ups') yoga teacher training and taking Anatomy. Her favorite pose is pigeon pose.

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Nikolas Hoback

Associate Executive Director, Development Rep

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Nikolas Hoback joined Fuse in 2009 as an actor and then things needed to be done and it was so much fun, so he never left. If Peter Pan left Neverland and grew up at Disney World with actor/clown parents, you'd get an individual a lot like Nik. Nik joined the Portland theater scene in 2008 and hit the ground running, stopping only to come up for air and go on adventures. He has been seen with the companies Action/Adventure (Fall of the House, Steven), Bag & Baggage (Comedy of Errors, Antipholus of Syracuse; Taming of the Shrew &The Tamer Tamed, Tranio), Classic Greek Theatre of Oregon (Antigone, Messenger/Chorus; Oedipus the King, Elder), CoHo Theater (24 Hr Festival: Never Die Young, Ron Lerner), HART (Moon Over Buffalo, Paul), Post5 Theater (Henry IV pt 1, Gadshill/Vernon), and in association with Portland Playhouse (Acting Apprenticeship 2011-12).
Nikolas has been a company member of the Original Practice Shakespeare Festival since it's inception and has played a multitude of roles, including Pucke, Lysander, Demetrius, Flute (Midsommer), Claudio, Dogberry, Borachio (Much Adoe), Viola, Andrew, Sebastian (Twelfe Night), Orlando, Sylvius (As You Like It), Romeo, Mercutio (Romeo and Juliet).
With Fuse, Nik performed in Tragedy: a tragedy (John in the Field), Paradise Park (Charlie), and the Bumbershoot incarnation of Craft/Craeft/Kraft (Pari). As ensemble he has also helped create and perform #smarter_than_phones, Karaoke Night! (the musical), A Midsummer Night's Somnambulism (as both Lysander and Demetrius at the same time!), and his solo show A Virgin in Neverland. Yes, he really is a virgin and he's happy to talk with you about it.

Jamie M. Rea

Bookkeeping and Financial Advisor

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Gerrin Mitchell

Ari Lee Rapkin

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