Artistic Director - Laura Dunn
Laura Christina Dunn is the 2015 recipient of The Oregon Literary Fellowship from Literary Arts. Her poems have appeared in journals such as Fugue, At Length, The Bear Deluxe, and Zocalo Public Square, among others. In March 2015, her chapbook Spider Blue was published by Dancing Girl Press. She has released three full length folk albums with her band The Ghosts of Xmas Past. While living in New York City, she composed music and performed for the theater companies RadyBloom and Art Party, including 2011’s Live! Mermaids! Live! and 2012’s The Orange Person. The Broken Planetarium produced her show The Snow Queen: A Folk Opera for Fertile Ground 2015. Listen at Laura Dunn's Bandcamp page
Board Chair - Kristine Falletta Abraldes
Kristine decided to help found The Broken Planetarium based on the group's commitment to promoting creativity among all individuals. The Broken Planetarium allows its participants to stretch their creative boundaries in a supportive, caring environment, and Kristine is thankful for its ability to provide her with unique creative opportunities, such as acting in a play!
Kristine is a professional project manager with a background in engineering and a passion for sustainability. She strives to bring creativity and compassion into all aspects of her life. When she isn't promoting the arts through The Broken Planetarium, she can be found volunteering at the Hollywood Farmer's Market, working to keep our community and farmers connected.
IT Director - Tim Falletta Abraldes
Bio coming soon!
Board Member - Erica Callaghan
Erica Callaghan joined The Broken Planetarium board because she’s a long time appreciator of the imaginative theater they produce and the community they’ve built around it.
Erica works at Verdant Insights, a Salesforce consultancy she founded. She has a passion for social justice and most enjoys working with nonprofits who support marginalized communities. Erica is a rock climber, pole dancer, and a gardener. She strives to constantly expand her understanding of the world.
Board Member - Emilie Landmann
Emilie Landmann is a theatre artist originally from Woodinville, WA. Emilie's most notable project has been writing the book to the new musical, Matthew McConaughey vs. The Devil: An American Myth, which was an official selection of the 2017 New York Musical Festival Next Link Project. Emilie has worked as a director, actor, and playwright with: Enlightened Theatrics, Theatre Vertigo, Action/Adventure, Experience Theatre Project, Portland Actors Ensemble, Nutz-n-Boltz, Profile Theatre, Post5, The Working Theatre Collective's Bike Play, Torchsong Entertainment, Portland Civic Theatre Guild, and Portland Playhouse. With The Broken Planetarium, Emilie directed Tear Down This Wall and wrote the play STOP!(motion) which will be produced for the 2021 Fertile Ground Festival.
Board Member - Sarah Warren
Sarah Warren is a skilled actor, performer, writer and singer who studied at Cornish and The American Conservatory in San Francisco. Through her varied career, her passion for original work has come up time and again, from writing the play What We Want directed by Andrew Russel for which she received a new works award in excellence, to most recently staring in the musical Tear Down This Wall with The Broken Planetarium. Sarah is currently up to star in the filmed play STOP! (motion) by playwright Emilie Landmann in the media based Fertile Ground Festival in 2021. Sarah Lives in South East Portland with her partner in crime and two old rescue dogs Max and Samie.
Treasurer - Leina Naversen
Leina is a licensed architect at Bora Architecture & Interiors, with a passion for sustainable design and creation of environments to inspire students and faculty in education settings. She is an experienced singer actively involved with Resonate Choral Arts women’s choir in Portland, and also enjoys plunking around on ukulele and piano. Leina performed as Pyramus’ sister Klara in the winter 2020 musical production of Tear Down This Wall, returning to the theater after years since childhood. Inspired by the mission of Broken Planetarium to provide opportunities for new actors to collaborate with professional artists, Leina joined the board in fall of 2020. She is currently serving as Board Treasurer, hoping to help grow the company and increase opportunities for the community to engage with the arts, whether as audience, performers, or crew. She lives in a Portland mid-century modern Rummer home with two cats, Ziggy and Major Tom.