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Bruce Burkhartsmeier

Bruce has been a company member since 2010, but has been working with Third Rail since 2008. A Portland resident for over twenty-five years, he moved here after a residency in New York City, where he studied acting for several years under the tutelage of legendary actress and teacher Uta Hagen. He has a Master's of Arts in Teaching and, when not involved in Third Rail endeavors, teaches rhetoric and language and composition at Westview High School.

Theater Credits
Third Rail: Shining City, A Skull in Connemara, American Buffalo, Penelope, That Hopey Changey Thing, A Noble Failure, Sweet and Sad

Oregon Shakespeare Festival/Portland: Terra Nova, Six Characters in Search of an Author, The Tempest, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Guardsman, Twelfth Night, Ladies of the Camellias, King Lear

Portland Center Stage: Mrs. Warren's Profession

Artists Repertory Theatre: Buried Child, How I Learned to Drive, Killer Joe, Copenhagen, Orphans (director)

Portland Repertory Theatre: Dial "M" for Murder, Death and the Maiden, Shadowlands, Angel Street, Six Degrees of Separation, Arcadia, Monograms (director)

Oregon Stage Company: The Heidi Chronicles, Born Yesterday, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, True West

Profile Theater Project: Indians, The Price

Regional Credits: Sight Unseen (Berkeley Rep and the Odyssey Theater Ensemble, Los Angeles); What the Butler Saw and Shadowlands (Meadow Brook Theater, Detroit); Other People's Money (Tacoma Actors Guild); Orphans, Childe Byron, and The Diviners (Penguin Repertory Company)

Film/TV Credits
Men of Honor, Ricochet River, Black Circle Boys, Where the Truth Lies, Mistaken Identity, Under Suspicion, Blaze of Glory

Outstanding Actor in a Leading Role:
A Noble Failure
Shining City
Killer Joe

Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role:
Buried Child


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