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Faculty Profiles

John DuncanJohn Duncan
John Duncan has taught acting and improvisational theatre at Portland Community College for eight years. During that time, a number of the actors and improv performers in Portland have passed through his classes. John began acting in the theatre in 1979, when he was already 30 years old. Since then he has been the artistic director of two different theatre companies, including currently the Twilight Repertory Theatre here in Portland. He also performs regularly with the Light-Fingered Five, a Portland improv comedy group. Over the years John has taught at The University of California at Santa Barbara, Lane Community College, the University of Oregon, Portland State University, and Portland Community College. John has also been the faculty advisor for PANTS, the PCC improv team, for the past four years.
Dan HaysDan Hays
Dan Hays has designed sets, lights and taught technical theatre classes at PCC since the Sylvania Performing Arts Center was completed in 1994. He is a native Oregonian who returned to Portland after spending two years in Hawaii as the Technical Director and resident scenic/lighting designer for Maui Onstage and Maui Community Theatre. Dan became increasingly interested in technical theatre while teaching theatre at Grant High School, in Portland from 1987 to 1989 in an enthusiastic three-member drama coaching program with over 250 students enrolled! Since then he has designed or been technically involved in over 250 productions. He prides himself in being versatile both on and off stage. His professional theatre experience includes acting, singing, vocal coaching, directing, producing, theatre facility consulting, scenic design, lighting design, sound design, auditorium coordinating, technical directing, and over 35 years experience piano accompanist/soloist/composer. He received his B.S.S. in Theatre and Language Arts from the University of Portland in 1986 and his M.F.A. in Dramatic Arts/Design from the University of Portland in 1992.
Patrick Tangredi, SAC Chair, Artistic Director Patrick Tangredi
Patrick teaches TA 101 (Theatre Appreciation), TA 141 (Fundamentals of Acting), TA 142, 143 (Advanced Acting) Acting for the Camera and TA 180 (Rehearsal and Performance). Patrick received his BA in English from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and his MFA in Theatre Directing from Tulane University. He has acted, directed, written and taught for over 20 years across the Unites States. He directs two of the three main-stage productions at PCC. He is a member of Actor's Equity Association (AEA), the professional actors union.