The Artist-in-Residence program at S3 is meant to provide a theatre artist, in any specialty, a professional outlet to practice their craft while learning the inner workings of a professional theatre. To be eligible, you must be able to commit your craft to both of the shows within the season, as well as attending monthly S3 board meetings. Some meetings may be in-person, as safety allows. The AiR will receive whatever stipend is provided for the area in which they are practicing; i.e. an actor will be cast in both shows and will receive the actor stipend.


Applications for the 2023 AiR will open in the spring of 2023.

2022 Artist-in-Residence

Matthew Pope
Artist-in-Residence, Graphic Designer

Matthew Pope is excited to be a part of his first artist-in-residence position! Recently graduated from Eastern Washington University with his degree in theatre and minor in graphic design, Matthew has grown up in Pacific Northwest theatre his whole life. He has done work with many theatres in the community, including Stage Left and the Civic Theatre, and he is ready to continue his work with S3.

Previous Artists-in-Residence

Jamie Suter
2021 Artist-in-Residence, Costume Designer

Jamie is currently the Costume Coordinator at Spokane Civic Theater having received her BA in Theater Design & Technical Production. Before arriving to Spokane, Jamie was working with a Tina’s Productions a costume house just outside of Philadelphia and prior to that she was living her best life in the daily frivolity of New Orleans where making (and wearing) costumes was a constant. Some of her favorite credits include: The Tale of Sweeney Todd (Lincoln Center), The Wonder! A Woman Keeps a Secret (T. Schrieber Studios), Lost Cabaret (NYC Fringe Festival), Present Laughter (Spokane Civic Theatre) and Seven Femmes (Rathskeller Studio). A Jane of all trades, Jamie is thrilled to be a part of the vibrant local theater scene and looks forward to directing, designing, and stage managing many more productions in the future!

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