- Action/Adventure Theatre

Company

Action/Adventure Theatre is a not-for-profit Portland-based performance collective that collaborates and experiments with local artists of varied disciplines and actively engages and cultivates a new audience base. Action/Adventure strives to broaden Portland’s supportive artistic network and create work that is inspiring, relevant, and speaks to the universal and the local experience.

Action/Adventure is Noah Dunham, Laura Fraley, Erin Giblin, Devon Wade Granmo, Greg Heaton, Pat Moran, Bri Pruett and Greta Pauley West.

Board of Directors: Tamara Carroll, Devon Granmo, Miranda King and Stephen Granmo

Members

Tamara is a director, writer, teaching artist, and founding member of Action/Adventure. She believes that theatre teaches us empathy, and that empathy forces people to treat each other better. Tamara has spent several years touring educational theatre to elementary and middle schools, and has been moved to discover the compassion and imagination of thousands of students. Equally rewarding are the moments of connection and inspiration amongst collaborating artists.  She is the often obnoxiously proud co-creator of Fall of the House, and dictatorial writer/director of 4 delightful seasons. Other Portland directing credits include Glengarry Glen Ross (defunkt theatre), Tandem (Curious Comedy Theatre), and Pterodactyls (Theatre Vertigo). She summers in Connecticut, where she directs middle to high schoolers in such shows as A Servant of Two Masters, Ash Girl, The Curious Savage, and The House of Bernarda Alba. She’s also been known to moonlight as a stage manager at Theatre Vertigo, Miracle Theatre, Profile Theatre Project, and more. She holds a B.A. from Reed College and would like to have a drink with you and talk about theatre.

Noah is an Actor, Writer, and working member of Action/Adventure Theatre. Born and raised in NE Portland, Noah has been back in his hometown for three years now after living in New York and training with the Fordham University Theatre Company and receiving his BA in Theater with an emphasis in performance. Since being back in Portland he has been seen working on two seasons of Action Adventure’s hit serial comedy, Fall of The House, playing the role of Paul, as well as helping to write and develop Action Adventure’s Captured By Aliens! Noah has also worked with Portland Theater companies such as Miracle Theater Group, The Working Theatre Collective, Compass Repertory Theatre, and Post5 Theatre. During the daylight hours Noah works as both a freelance reporter and Office Manager for The Portland Mercury. His bicycle sees a lot of love, as does his porch swing, and his drumset.

Devon is an actor, playwright, musician, sound designer and founding member of Action/Adventure Theatre. He received his BA in Theatre from Reed College, with an emphasis in playwriting. He co-wrote the book and lyrics for the musical Carnies with Mont Christopher Hubbard, presented by Action/Adventure as a staged reading and currently still in development. He was a writer on five seasons of Action/Adventure’s long-running hit serial comedy, Fall of the House, and helped develop and write Action/Adventure’s Captured By Aliens!, helped develop and write and play drummer Duncan in two seasons of Fall of the Band, and devised and performed in Something Epic/Everyday and Tomorrow! with director Ashley Hollingshead. He has been seen onstage (and on bicycle) with defunkt theatre, The Working Theater Collective, and Post5 Theatre. He has crafted sound designs for Action/Adventure and the Working Theater Collective, and plays the drums, stylophone, saxophone, Casio and glockenspiel in various fake bands.

Pat is an actor and writer living in Portland. He has a B.A. in Theatre from the University of Portland and has performed in many plays throughout the Northwest. He is also a touring teaching artist and playwright for Sight Theatre Group and is also company member and writer with Superego Sketch Comedy.


Bri has performed stand-up, improv and sketch comedy all over the Pacific Northwest. Her most recent performances include Curious Comedy’s improvised musical: Pipes and  Action/Adventure Theatre’s Making Sex: A Sketch Comedy Threesome. Her stand-up credits include performances at The Woods, The Brody Theater, Weird Bar, Curious Comedy, Bagdad Theater, the Cannabis Cafe, and the 2011 Bridgetown Comedy Festival.  She has also directed Action/Adventure’s original improvised serial Captured by Aliens and performed in 5 seasons of Fall of the House. Bri also is a first-class karaoke jockey extraordinaire at the Boiler Room.


Greta is an actor and new member of Action Adventure Theatre company. After 8 years in New York City, Greta moved back to Portland in 2008 with a BA in theatre and three years at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting under her belt including an invitied spot in the first ever Adler Directing Intensive. Since being back, Greta has performed with a number of theatre companies in Portland including Profile Theatre, Oregon Children’s Theatre, Working Theatre Collective, and (her favorite) Action Adventure. Greta is currently working towards an MS in Speech-Language Pathology at Portland State University.