Donna Barrow, Creator/ Producer/Co-Director
Donna Barrow-green is a writer, researcher, and college instructor. She has authored eight novels and several other books. Two of her novels were on Wattpad’s featured list (2016, 2017). Her books have over 100,000 reads on Wattpad. Her 2013 full-length play If There Are Any Heavens won the Hillsboro Artists Repertory Theater’s Promising Playwrights Competition. Her full-length play Love Is Enough won The Portland Civic Theater Guild’s 2014 Fertile Ground Festival competition. Donna lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, daughter, and two sweet doggies!!
Beth Ricketson, Co-Director/ Producer/Actor (Andrea Davies)
Beth is an actress, educator, and registered drama therapist. She was a long time member of the Eclectic Company Theatre in Los Angeles where she also wrote and produced original and adapted theatrical works. Beth has always been pulled by the power of theater as social and personal exploration and change and is beyond grateful to explore this power with Playbackpdx.
Ryan Bowen, Producer/Actor (Richard Hayes)
Ryan Bowen studied theater in Boston, piano and film in Portland, and has many years of training in martial arts and enjoys singing and playing guitar. He enjoys a good prank when he is not at work as president of Raindrop Roofing NW. The expression of each person’s truth is sacred and Ryan is both excited and grateful to be a mirror for that truth in Playback.
Corinne Elena, Actor (Margaret Hayes, Lucy)
Darlene Sorensen, Actor (Mother, Ellen)
Darlene Sorensen truly believes that “all the world is a stage.” Playing is one of her greatest passions, whether it is through theater, dance, or in the routine of daily life. Darlene holds a B.F.A in Theatre and an M.A. in counseling psychology—emphasis in drama therapy. She has over 20 years experience performing in a variety of venues. She has facilitated improv workshops and drama therapy for life skills enhancement, personal growth, customer service skills, performance and just plain fun. Darlene loves dance, reading, experimenting with cooking and rarely finds life boring (with the exception of tax receipt organizing). She is blessed with a daughter and partner, who fill her life with joy, depth and laughter.
Eric Schniewind Actor (Father, Steven Morris)
Nikki Flinn (Velvet Maud)
Heather Dowling, Actor (Elizabeth)
Ben Green, Audio Engineer