FOUNDER / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
A native of Perry, FL, La' Tevin Alexander has had a hunger to tell stories, impersonate icons, reenact historical events, and impress his mama with his best A Low Down Dirty Shame & Mighty Morphin Power Rangers reenactments since he was a toddler. There has never been a time in his life where La’ Tevin wasn’t taking part in the art of storytelling.
Upon receiving his Bachelors of Arts from Florida A&M University, La’ Tevin learned to combine cultural elements, black artists, and diverse ideas into an authentic and impactful theatrical experience. His work in undergrad as a stage manager for a touring company, recruiter and advocate for his theatre program, sound engineer, lead theatre camp counselor, director, and actor has broadened and honed his skills and experiences.
Since arriving to Portland Mr. Alexander has been blessed work with on some wonderful projects. Some previous acting credits include: IFC’s Portlandia (S.8 Ep. 5 ‘Most Pro City’); NBC’s GRIMM (S.5 Ep. 9 ‘Starcrossed’); Topdog Underdog (Lincoln); And in This Corner Cassius Clay (Clay); Fences (Corey Maxson); & Hands Up 7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments (Actor “How I Feel”). Previous directing credits are: Henry V (Fort Vancouver High); Sibling Rivalry (Confrontation Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing (Metropolitan Learning Center); & The Every 28 Hours Plays (Confrontation Theatre).
La' Tevin leads Confrontation Theatre with a fierce and passionate commitment to uplifting and engaging oppressed communities through the art of theatre and storytelling.
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Andrea Vernae is a light and fueled with so much passion from the magic city of Miami,FL. She credits her love and passion for storytelling from her incredible family and the beautiful and liveliness of the city she grew up in. She first got her start in acting in her high school drama classroom and ever since then she hasn’t looked back.
She then took her talents to Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) where she received her B.A. in Theatre Performance. Then due to the persuasion of a dear friend she moved to the Pacific Northwest to Portland, OR to be an acting apprentice with the Portland Playhouse. Ever since the apprenticeship ended she has hit the ground running, her performances include: Antigone Project Profile Theatre, A Civil War Christmas Artists Rep, Pen/Man/Ship Portland Playhouse, An Octoroon Artists Rep, Revolt.She said.Revolt Again Third Rail Repertory Theatre, EVERYBODY Artists Rep, and JUMP Confrontation and Milagro Theatre.
When not on stage she enjoys writing and creating short films with Sunflower Creations, Singing, Freestyle rapping and dancing like know one’s watching (literally). She is proud and humbled to help lead the force that is Confrontation Theatre.
Southwest Atlanta native, Tamera Lyn, has set her sights on the boundless world of creative art as a young black woman. She has cultivated a passion to create art through her perspective, both in theatre performance and filmmaking. Upon graduating from Florida A&M University with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Performance, Tamera moved across country to Portland, OR to further develop her craft. She has performed Skeleton Crew (Artists Rep. Theatre), and In The Wake (Profile Theatre). Tamera Lyn makes sure to keep an open perspective in theatre, having served as assistant director around town, as well as stage manager and costume designer. She is currently a fellow with Open Signal Labs with six other film artist. Tamera Lyn produces her own visual work with Sunflower Creations; a production vessel that she created while studying as an undergrad. She picked up her first camera at 21 years old and has produced her work independently, and continues to collaborate with artist. Creating such works as Wilted Flowers, Keep Portland…Black? a documentary, Close Your Eyes, many others. Tamera is grateful to be apart of Confrontation Theatre, as we take the city of Portland by storm with Black infused art.
You can watch her bloom at tameralyn.com
Phillip Johnson is a working artist in the Portland Metro area who likes to express in as many art forms as possible. In undergrad, he studied acting and has been lucky enough to work on Grimm and several other film projects in the last couple years. Phillip considers himself a neo-expressionist and surrealist who focuses on the realities of the human condition especially as it relates to myself as an African American. His first series “Visual Poetry” focused on technology and its effects on human expression. Sound Reality is a concept art project that uses three-dimensional landscapes as a method of creating virtual reality. Every "Sonic Reality" is carefully constructed to tell a particular story. His hope is to continue to experiment with the use of sound to create 3d worlds that can be used for games, apps, and podcasts. He currently works as a theatrical sound designer and has been blessed to collaborate and design some amazing shows including The Humans and An Octoroon (Artist Repertory Theatre), Hands up (Red Door Project), The Antigone Project (Profile Theater) and Contigo Pan y Cebolla (Milagro) since moving here in 2014. He has also done Several Sound and light Installation pieces including his Portland artist debut, “Electric Hell”, for the Cascade High grand opening party. It is his honor and privilege to be able to share his work with the Portland community and hope for many more displays and collaborations to come. If you would like to get to know a little more about what he does or want to get in touch about an upcoming project feel free to contact me Philjohnsondesignstheworld.com
Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Alagia's theater career began in academics and has flourished in community based theaters. After graduating cum laude from SUNY Oswego with a BA in Theater (Acting/Directing Track), she has bounced around theaters fulfilling roles as actress, director, and stage & production manager for varying companies for shows such as Annie Get Your Gun, The Piano Lessons, Grease, A Raisin in the Sun, Embrace! A Choreodrama, The Gospel of Lovingkindness, Sibling Rivalry, and The Contract. Alagia practices theater as an ancestral duty of storytelling. She plans to further this transformative art into master study of Drama Therapy specifically for the African Diaspora and under served communities of color. Community outreach with a strong focus on youth development & engagement is her passion.
Jasmine Cottrell serves as the Educational Director of Confrontation Theatre. Cottrell is an Alabama native, earning her B.S. in Theatre Education from TROY University. She has been working as an educator, actor, and a Front of House manager here in Portland since 2017. Cottrell is also the Operations Coordinator for the August Wilson Red Door Project.