About FUSE

Fuse Theatre Ensemble Dares: 

Our audiences to exit their comfort zones, 

Our peers to collaborate before competing, 

Our community to manage our resources sustainably. 

Shift the Paradigm

Fuse is celebrating over a decade of producing paradigm shifting theatre in Portland, OR, and around the world. The recipient of six 2019 Drammy Awards, Fuse has become a stalwart of politically motivated theatre in the Portland community.


They are the recipient of the 2019 Regional Arts and Culture Council Project Grant, 2019 MCCC grant, 2017 Regional Arts and Culture Council Arts Equity Grant, 2007 Regional Arts and Culture Council Project Grant. They have travelled the world with their production of Suburban Tribe, won Drammy Awards for their productions of Cabaret, Tether: ADHD+BDSM, Under the Influence and for their props design for Artist Rep's The Lieutenant of Inishmore. Fuse has been an ambassador of the Pacific Northwest theatre touring to New Orleans, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Bali, Adelaide, Australia, and Avignon, France.


In slightly over a decade, Fuse has fostered the creation of 20 original works. These works include Craft/Craeft/Kraft, Slap That Bitch, Suburban Tribe, MySp_ce, #smarter_than_phones, Karaoke Night! (the musical), A Virgin in Neverland, Sonnetscape, Tether: ADHD+BDSM, The Importance of Being Frank, I am an Actress: A Passion Play, unde+ec+able, The Fear of Speaking, The Queers, and The God Cluster: a queer pandemic revenge tragedy. Fuse also produces Portland's annual celebration of the LGBTQIA+ contribution to theatre, The OUTwright Theatre Festival, as well as BlaQ OUT, a producing engine for emerging works at the Black/Queer intersection. Fuse also serves as a creative home for the producing engines: Fusion, The Cause Cabaret, Kate's Theatrics, and Theatredust.

Fuse is:


Jane Comer—President

Kate Mura—Vice President

Shareen Jacobs—Treasurer

Kate Faye Cummings—Co-Secretary

Mikki Gillette-Co-Secretary

Rusty Tennant

Mike Cino

Ernie Lijoi

Megan Murphy Ruckman


Rusty Tennant--Artistic Director

Sara Fay Goldman--Associate Artistic Director

Kate Mura--Artistic Ambassador

James Dixon--BlaQ OUT Artistic Director

Nikolas Hoback

Jane Comer

Carrie Anne Huneycutt

Alec Lugo

Abby Shrader

Ajai Terrazas Tripathi