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Michael Mendelson




I am a Director, Actor and Teacher living in Portland, Oregon. Originally from Detroit, Michigan I have lived and pursued a career in the arts in Portland since 1991. I am Artistic Director of Portland Shakespeare Project, a Resident Artist with Artists Repertory Theatre, a Teacher on staff with Portland Actors Conservatory and also teach a host of private classes and one on ones from monologue development to scene study. Whether directing, teaching or acting I strive to create and guide others to create a visceral intimate experience that allows an audience a familiar glimpse into the private and personal lives unfolding before them.


In Character


Lean in...
March 17, 2024

Lean in...

One of the things I've noticed in students in scene work and actors I may be directing is the hesitancy to lean in to the moment, the...
2020 a journey of questions and hopes.
November 30, 2020

2020 a journey of questions and hopes.

What is it that keeps you productive and self motivated during this challenging time? Are you taking class? Are you acting? Is your stage...
Relax into the process...
April 22, 2019

Relax into the process...

Whatever that may be. I feel like my process changes with every show, every project. Although the "outline" stays the same, the content...


Please inquire about classes and private coaching 

Thanks for submitting!


Los Angeles . Portland


2455 NW Lovejoy

Portland,OR 97201

Tel: (818) 400-3348

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