Samson Syharath is a multidisciplinary artist, producer, instructor, and administrator focusing on visibility of Asian-American artists and underserved communities. After receiving a B.A. from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, Samson trained at the Portland Actors Conservatory where he is currently Artistic Associate and instructor. He was part of the Theatre Communications Group Rising Leaders of Color Cohort in 2017 featured by American Theatre Magazine and was the recipient of the Portland Civic Theatre Guild‘s Leslie O. Fulton Fellowship that same year. Samson is also a founding company member of Theatre Diaspora (Oregon’s only professional Asian American/Pacific Island theatre company) and a company member at Theatre Vertigo. He is very excited to be joining the team on such an innovative project, sharing classic stories through a truly reflective and accessible voice for all communities. More information about Samson’s work can be found at www.samsonsyharath.com.