Ritual Art Troupe Board of Directors

Current Board

photo of Jacob BreedloveJacob Breedlove (founding member)
Jacob is a musician, puppeteer, artist and teacher, who is devoted to sharing his love of history and human culture, especially through performance and teaching. He is the founder and director of Rag on a Stick Theatre and the founder and co-director, with Laura Kuhlman, of Orchestra of the Moon, based in Portland, Oregon. Special areas of focus are: Medieval and Renaissance music, early dance and drama, puppetry, the construction, repair and playing of ancient musical instruments, particularly harpsichord, clavichord, hurdy-gurdy, vielle, viola da gamba, and capped reeds.

photo of Stardust at the SanctuaryStardust Doherty (founding member)
Stardust is a playwright, composer, musician (oboe and English horn), and English teacher. Stardust is focused on the True of Voice musical dance theatre production and is a co-organizer of the Theatre Makers Meetup, as well as other playwrighting and composing projects. Stardust serves on the Board of Directors of two other non-profit organizations: the Online Policy Group and the San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra. Stardust formerly worked at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Verified Voting Foundation, as well as at various high-tech companies during a prior career.

Matthew Hoe (joined March 28, 2018)
Matthew is a multimedia artist and virtual reality developer. He co-founded Virtual Bytes, an art, education and research collective creating virtual reality experiences and research that utilize neuroscience concepts to explore the mind/body connection. He is passionate about using his background in creative media and technology to develop virtual reality experiences that challenge our preconceptions about the world around us, and help us connect to each other in new ways.

Emeritus Board

Emeritus Board Directors include the following:

  • Mark Alburger (founding member, resigned March 2, 2018)

Join Us!

Ritual Art Troupe is always seeking new talent and experience for its Board of Directors. If you are interested or know someone who might be a good fit, please email info@ritualart.org.

Ritual Art Troupe Board Meeting on March 2, 2018

The Ritual Art Troupe held a board meeting at 10:00am on March 2, 2018, with Board Meeting Minutes here.

Current members of the RAT board are Mark Alburger, Jacob Breedlove, and Stardust Doherty.

The organization is actively seeking new board members.

The agenda for the board meeting was as follows:

Official Business

  • Call to Order and Introductions
  • Quorum Check
  • Review and Approve Agenda
  • Review and Approve Prior Board Meeting Minutes
  • Project Review (brief)
  • Finances (Banking, Past and Planned Donations/Grants and Expenses)
  • Board Recruitment
  • Other Official Business
  • Next Board Meeting
  • Adjourn

Ritual Art Troupe Board Meeting on September 1, 2017

The Ritual Art Troupe held a board meeting at 11:00am on September 1, 2017, with Board Meeting Minutes here.

Current members of the RAT board are Mark Alburger, Jacob Breedlove, and Stardust Doherty.

The organization is actively seeking new board members.

The agenda for the board meeting was as follows:

Official Business

  • Call to Order and Introductions
  • Quorum Check
  • Review and Approve Agenda
  • Review and Approve Prior Board Meeting Minutes
  • Project Review (brief)
  • Finances (Banking, Past and Planned Donations/Grants and Expenses)
  • Board Recruitment
  • Other Official Business
  • Next Board Meeting
  • Adjourn

Ritual Art Troupe Board Meeting on March 3, 2017

The Ritual Art Troupe held a board meeting at 11:00am on March 3, 2017, with Board Meeting Minutes for March 3, 2017.

Current members of the RAT board are Mark Alburger, Jacob Breedlove, and Stardust Doherty.

The organization is actively seeking new board members.

The agenda for the board meeting was as follows:

Official Business

  • Call to Order and Introductions
  • Quorum Check
  • Review and Approve Agenda
  • Review and Approve Prior Board Meeting Minutes
  • Project Review (brief)
  • Finances (Banking, Past and Planned Donations/Grants and Expenses)
  • Board Recruitment
  • Other Official Business
  • Next Board Meeting
  • Adjourn

Informal Discussion

  • Detailed Projects Discussion
  • Website
  • Donation Capability (Credit Cards, Online)
  • Contact / Email List
  • Other Items as Time Permits

Ritual Art Troupe Board Meeting on September 30, 2016

The Ritual Art Troupe held a board meeting at 11:00am on September 30, 2016, with Board Meeting Minutes for September 30, 2016.

Current members of the RAT board are Mark Alburger, Jacob Breedlove, and Stardust Doherty.

The organization is actively seeking new board members.

The agenda for the board meeting was as follows:

Official Business

  • Call to Order and Introductions
  • Quorum Check
  • Review and Approve Agenda
  • Review and Approve Prior Board Meeting Minutes
  • Project Review (brief)
  • Finances (Banking, Past and Planned Donations/Grants and Expenses)
  • Board Recruitment
  • Other Official Business
  • Next Board Meeting
  • Adjourn

Informal Discussion

  • Detailed Projects Discussion
  • Website
  • Donation Capability (Credit Cards, Online)
  • Contact / Email List
  • Other Items as Time Permits

Of Serpents and Sea Spray

Brad Rubenstein and Stardust spent a lovely evening discussing theater over delicious food in an elegant setting with charming staff at the New Delhi Restaurant.

Stardust and Maharaja of Indore at New Delhi Restaurant

Then, we made our way over to the Custom Made Theatre for opening night of the world premiere of Rachel Bublitz’s “Of Serpents and Sea Spray“, a play about the strange and heroic journey of a girl, tormented by the loss of her parents, who eventually manages to make sense of her life (directed by Ariel Craft).

Stardust and Brad at "Of Serpents and Sea Spray" Premiere

The Birth of the Ritual Art Troupe

The Ritual Art Troupe is the brainchild of Stardust Doherty and Jacob Breedlove, conceived as a vehicle for nurturing the creation and production of new art in whatever form.

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The name came to us as a result of a brainstorm during a three-day ride from Portland to San Francisco, visiting friends, family, and animal spirits in Eugene and Arcata with stops to check in with the ancestors at the Wolf Creek Radical Faerie Sanctuary and at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, which contains seven percent of all the old-growth redwoods left in the world, along the way.

Stardust at the Sanctuary

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