Who We Are
21ten Theatre is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization led by our board of directors to fulfill our mission to cultivate community and connection by producing intimate theatre and events that move and challenge the audience through thought-provoking content and dynamic artistic experiences.
Ted was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He completed his BA in Theatre at Lewis and Clark and received his MFA in Acting from Temple U. On camera, Ted has amassed over 40 TV guest-star and recurring credits, over 25 principal film roles, and many, many commercials. On stage he has acted in regional theatre, 10 off-off-Broadway plays in NYC and 10 Actors Co-op plays in LA. He has acted locally with ART, Corrib and Profile Theatres. Ted brings his passion for acting and coaching acting to his on-camera classes at 21ten as well as at Portland State U. Ted is the Co-Founder of 21ten Theatre where he has so far directed Holy Days and Laughing Wild. Ted's dream for the 21ten is to create state-of-the-art space where artists of all budgets can create meaningful work...including Brooke and him ;-)
Brooke Totman is an actor, director, writer and producer. After graduating with a degree in Theatre Performance from the University of Oregon, she trained at acclaimed Los Angeles sketch and improv company, The Groundlings, eventually becoming a member of their Sunday Company. As an actor, Brooke has made appearances in dozens of television and feature film productions and has been a working stage actor for over 3 decades. Brooke is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of 21ten Theatre where she teaches adult acting classes and works as a private acting and public speaking coach. Brooke wakes up every day pinching herself in disbelief, as she can’t believe she's had the good fortune to find her way back to the theatre and call the 21ten home.
Darrell Wade is a 20 year vet in community work. His latest venture,
Black Men's Wellness, was founded in late 2019 to support improving the Health and Wellness outcomes for Black and African American males. Darrell seeks to leverage community knowledge, relationships, and locality to create a network of resources and relationships for community empowered educational experiences that change health outcomes for Black men. He is an avid explorer and lover of film and television, a collector of vinyl, visual art and sneakers.
Amber Vincent happily brings her decades of experience in writing and editing, online content strategy, communications, and digital fundraising to the 21ten Theater Board of Directors. She has flirted with theater and film throughout her life, appearing in her first feature film at the age of 4. In the 1990s, she worked as a professional theater critic in San Francisco, while also studying at the American Conservatory Theater, and volunteering with Streetside Stories, a program that uses theater and storytelling to encourage voice and literacy in public school settings. She holds strong to her belief that theater and storytelling help inspire healing and community connection and is thrilled to combine her professional experience and personal passion in support of 21ten.
Genevieve holds a degree in Theatre Arts from WWU where she received the Outstanding Graduate Award. She has since gone on to amass TV and Film credits (Portlandia, Leverage), stage credits (Get Mortified, Planned Parenthood Benefits, Fertile Ground) and has written and performed in several sketch comedy companies around the pacific northwest. Genevieve teaches beginning and advanced Storytelling classes at 21ten Theatre and travels around the country telling live, personal stories on stages and for podcasts.