In 2015, two Portland-based theatre artists and longtime friends, Sarah Marie Andrews and Kylie Jenifer Rose started Crave Theatre Company with one goal in mind: to create contemporary immersive theatre that encourages a dialogue about the pressing social issues in our clearly tumultuous world.
With a focus on social, global, and political issues, the collaborators who run Crave are compassionate, driven, and deliberate artists with skills ranging from visual arts, to puppetry and composition. Passionate about immersive theatre and making bold artistic choices, Crave's theatre artists seek to give our audiences a new, unique experience with every show, and to provide a means for audiences to explore and express their opinions by creating and maintaining a strong and supportive community culture.
SARAH MARIE ANDREWS
Co-Founder & Producing Artistic Director
KYLIE JENIFER ROSE
Co-Founder & Executive Director
SARAH ANDREWS is a Portland-based director who holds a BFA in Acting from Central Washington University. Some of Sarah’s notable directing credits include Heart Play with Beady Little Eyes, Thom Pain (based on nothing) with Crave Theatre, and the world premiere of From the Ruby Lounge at Steep and Thorny Way to Heaven. Additionally, as a passionate puppeteer and movement artist, Sarah has written, produced, and directed two puppetry productions: an
original adaptation of Calderone's Life is a Dream, and the children’s show Pearl and the Five-Headed Dragon.
Sarah's artistic work has been featured by many local theatre companies including Tears of Joy, Staged!, Post 5 Theatre, Milagro, Lakewood, Oregon Children's
Theatre, defunkt theatre, Profile, and ART.
She also works in community-based performance projects such as Ellensburg, Washington's Buskers In The Burg and Seattle's Summer Solstice.When the opportunity arises, she also tries to find ways to volunteer with theatre projects in prisons here in Oregon state. She has also taught workshops on puppetry at the Kennedy Center Theatre Festival in Boise, ID.
Sarah is a theatre artist who puts her soul into her work and she looks forward to exploring the creative possibilities the future has in store.
KYLIE JENIFER ROSE, is a Portland-based actor, singer, composer, puppeteer, writer, and dialogue coach who holds a BFA in Performance from Central Washington University, where she focused on Meisner, Uta Hagen, Rasa boxes, and Americanized Bunraku puppetry. She additionally spent a year in London studying classical theatre and regional English dialects courtesy of the Dr. Betty Evans Shakespeare Scholarship, which provided a platform for her work with Defunkt Theatre, Metropolitan Performing Arts, and Milagro Theatre as a dialect coach. She is currently pursuing Knight-Thompson Speechwork training.
Kylie's recent local acting work includes performing in the ensemble of Chess at Lakewood Center for the Arts, Ezmerelda in Crave Theatre's Crossing, and the role of Kelly in the world premiere of William Thomas Berk's From the Ruby Lounge. You may also recognize her from her other Portland performances as Allison Vernon-Williams in Cry-Baby! and Neddy Nederlander in The 3 Amigos: LIVE! through StageWorks Ink, as Lydia in Enso Theater Ensemble's adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, or as Scheherazade in Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier at the Funhouse Lounge. For more information about Kylie's performance work, visit her website at: www.kyliejeniferrose.com
Kylie is a theatre artist who is fascinated by finding ways to utilize the full range of her physical and vocal instrument and who strives to make the honest connections and bold choices.