Rebecca Lingafelter (Co-Artistic Director, Founding Member) is a performer, director, teacher and producer based in Portland, OR. Her work with PETE includes [or, the whale] (Ahab), R3 (Buckingham), Song of the Dodo (Dodo), and Three Sisters (Olga). Locally Rebecca has worked with Third Rail Rep where she is a core company member (Belleville, Collapse, That Hopey Changey Thing, Sweet and Sad), Profile Theatre (The Fifth of July, Knowing Cairo),and CoHo (Grounded). Directing credits include The Realistic Joneses (Third Rail), Peter and the Starcatcher (Portland Playhouse), and Procedures for Saying No (PETE). Upcoming work includes Bright Half Life (Profile), DB (CoHo) and The Angry Brigade (Third Rail). In New York she performed at Classic Stage Company, PS122, The Ontological Hysteric Incubator, HERE Arts Center, The Bushwick Starr, The Chocolate Factory, Judson Church, Vortex Theatre Company, Target Margin Theatre, and The Metropolitan Opera. She has performed internationally in Korea, Germany, Italy, England and Budapest, Hungary. She was co-artistic director of experimental theatre ensemble Performance Lab 115 from 2005-2010, where she produced and performed in over 12 productions. In addition she was lead-artist for PL115’s six-month residency with Mabou Mines mentored by Ruth Maleczech in 2008. Rebecca is currently an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Lewis and Clark College. In addition she has taught at the The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Art, The Public Theater, Classic Stage Company, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the Portland Actors Conservatory. Rebecca is a proud member of Actors Equity and SAG/AFTRA. Columbia University, MFA.