Brad Fortier

Brad Fortier was an original member of Portland Oregon’s Brody Theater. He was the education director for the Brody from 2004-2011 and is still very busy developing curriculum and giving workshops around Portland, and across the globe. His talents as a facilitator, presenter and instructor have kept him busy doing his favorite activity – having fun with and making an impact on groups of people.

His performance career has taken him across the globe, as well. Brad has improvised shows on a number of stages across the US, Canada, and Europe. Brad also directed several shows in Portland. Some of which are: The Bards—an improvised musical, Generic Hospital—an improvised soap opera, Starhole 3060, Super Secret Spy Team, and Sexy Nurd.

Brad is also a contributor to the field of social science research on improvised theater. He holds an M.A. in the interdisciplinary study of anthropology and improvised theater and authored the book Long-Form Improvisation: Collaboration, Comedy, Communion, an academic work on the anthropology of improvised theater. Brad also has a number of articles both scholarly and artistic on his website, www.bradfortier.com.

He also volunteers his time by being a part of the board of directors for Oregon Health Science University’s Family Medical Center – Richmond Clinic. Brad is very excited to be a part of shaping health care in Portland. Laughter is the best medicine, after all. 🙂