Kai Hynes (he/him) - Box Office Manager, Accessibility Coordinator & Instructor
Kai Hynes is a theatre and performance artist and educator. Onstage credits with Shaking the Tree include Forbidden Fruit, MODELMINORITY, Family, Short Flix, and The Caucasian Chalk Circle. Interested in making outside of traditional frameworks, he teaches devised theatre pedagogies through Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble and Hand2Mouth Theatre, and has recently been self-producing projects with friends/collaborators. He holds a B.A. in Theatre and English from the University of Portland and is a graduate of Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble’s Institute for Contemporary Performance.
Kayla Hanson (she/her) - Administrative Associate
Kayla Hanson is an interdisciplinary artist and administrator. Credits with Shaking the Tree include Canary Mary in Fucking A, She in Chick Fight: A Reckoning in Nine Movements, Our Lady of Essence and Exchange in Refuge, and grand-mere in ___the wolf. She’s also worked with Third Rail Repertory Theatre, Artists Repertory Theatre, Theatre Vertigo, and was a founding member of the Red Balloon Theatre Collective. She received her BA in acting and a minor in communications film and media from Boise State University in 2016. She’s passionate about art that is movement-based, experimental, and aims to rethink modes of storytelling.
Alex Meyer (she/her) - Scenic Artist
Alex Meyer is a painter, installation artist, and scenic designer. Recent scenic design credits include with Third Rail Repertory Theatre, The Theatre Company, Oregon Children's Theatre, Portland Shakespeare Project, Broadway Rose, Imago Theatre, Salt and Sage Productions, CoHo Productions, Enlightened Theatrics, and Experience Theatre Project. She has also designed for companies such as the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus and Lemonlight Media. Her artwork has most recently been shown with The Remains Gallery and Blackfish Gallery. She holds a bachelor’s degree in art and theatre from Augustana University (SD). More at www.designbyalexmeyer.com.