Chapel Theatre Collective is an active movement. We produce contemporary works of theatre that open collective minds, ask perspectives to be examined and sometimes changed, and forward an effort toward social justice, through deeply rooted ensemble collaboration and artistic risk.
Welcome to Chapel Theatre Collective, our resident theatre company. We’re glad you’re here, because we have important things to explore with you. We want you to feel welcomed, inspired, challenged, entertained, and enriched when you walk through our doors.
I view being the artistic head of a theatre as a huge creative responsibility. Together with my associate directors, we are committed to consistently choosing content that is contemporary, universally relevant, immediately and thoroughly engaging, and socially conscious. A monumental task to be sure, but when achieved, we hope will bring you back again and again to see our work.
– Jason Glick, Artistic Director
Jason Glick, Artistic Director
Jason Glick has been a professional actor, director and teacher for over 20 years. He has worked with numerous theatre companies in Portland such as Jewish Theatre Collaborative, Theatre Vertigo, and Artists Repertory Theatre, and is a proud member of Actor’s Equity. He is represented by Dennis Troutman at Option Talent and has worked on Leverage and various television commercials in addition to his stage work. Jason has taught students ranging in age from 5-60, and in ability from beginners to professionals, both privately and in large groups.
He has successfully self-produced runs of shows in Chicago, and also as artistic director of a company he founded in Nashville, Tennessee.
Jason earned his Juris Doctor degree when he graduated from law school in 1999, which further aids him in all aspects of production and the business of creating theatre.
Danielle Weathers, Associate Artistic Director
Danielle Weathers is a director, actor and playwright currently based in the Portland, Oregon area. She is the Founder and Creative Director of The Reading Parlor and formerly Artistic Director of Sweet William Collective, in New York City. She has directed, co-directed, served as dramaturg and stage manager within various organizations throughout New York City, New Jersey, Seattle and Montana. Some previous acting credits include JAW Festival (PCS), Proscenium Live Series (Portland Shakespeare Project), Trails & Adrift In Macao (Broadway Rose), Urinetown (Anonymous Theatre Company), Davita’s Harp (Jewish Theatre Collaborative), Portland In Play (Linestorm Playwrights), 110 In the Shade (Stumptown), Bus Stop & Tartuffe: Born Again (Broadway Understudy, Circle in the Square Theatre, New York City), The Country Wife & Julius Caesar (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey), The Trojan Women & Prometheus Bound (Lucky Devil Theatre Company, New York City), Much Ado About Nothing (Hamptons Shakespeare Festival), and Oedipus (American Stage Company). Film/TV: Zilla & Zoe (Independent Film), Grimm (NBC). Danielle is a graduate of the Circle in the Square Professional Theatre School, and a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.
Illya Torres-Garner, Associate Artistic Director
Illya Torres-Garner was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba to a proud and progressive family of six kids. He attended many theatre schools and honed his talents and passion for acting at the University of Winnipeg. Illya has been performing on stage and screen for local and national audiences since he was 12. He played a reoccurring character on Canadian sci-fi 2030 CE and by the end of his time at the U of W played a very well received Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Most recently, Illya has been performing with StageWorks, Ink in various musical productions, and dancing with TriptheDark Dance Company in their story-based dance productions. When Illya is not wearing his acting hat, he plays music and runs a construction company, ITG Construction.