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PORTLAND PIRATE FESTIVAL is an annual family-oriented event that promotes fun and education through Historical Re-enactment, Music, Dance, and interactive Theater; while providing increased cultural awareness and philanthropic involvement to charitable organizations in the community.
Producer, actress, singer, pirate and mother. Born in Canada and raised in Virginia, Kate was drawn to the stage as a child and by High School had graced such stages as The Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap Farm Park and Radio City Music Hall. After studying in Europe, Kate left theater behind to become a full time singer , traveling the world working everything from cruise ships in the Mediterranean, Trans-Canal, Caribbean, and Alaska, to Hawaiian Island conventions, coordinating themed events recreating the “roaring 20′s,” U.S.O.” shows, and the M.A.S.H. compound. Kate opened for such celebrities as Liza Minnelli, Julia Iglesias, Willie Nelson, the 5th Dimension and Earth Wind and Fire. Kate has also worked in film, and in the recording studio and is the owner of Margot Productions LLC, a music production company. Under the Margot Productions label Kate produced the new Pyrettes CD “Sea Fever” and BOOM Pirates only CD, “Prepare to be Boarded” www.facebook.com/BilgeRatsPyrettes. Kate is also owner of the Tall Ship Royaliste through her music productions company, Margot Productions www.margotproductions.com. Follow Royaliste’s Restoration at www.facebook.com/TallShipRoyaliste. Kate’s favorite role by far, is mother of two talented young performers, Signe and Rafe Larsen.
“Luc the Lucky”
Actor of stage & screen, puppeteer, mask performer, director, designer, educator, artistic conducter of Ensemble Loupan and pirate. As an actor and vocal artist, Shuhe has been a working performer for over 20 years. Among Shuhe’s many jobs since he has lived in Portland, includes working for Tears of Joy Puppet Theater as a staple performer, marketing associate, puppet designer/maker, writer and tour manager. He has taught puppet and mask entertainment skills to students all across the Western U.S. and is bringing his own brand of arts education to local schools through Young Audiences of OR & SW WA. Visit the Oregon Public Broadcasting website to watch the expose’ on the State of Arts Education in Oregon, in which Shuhe is a featured arts educator. Ensemble Loupan was born in 2002 from the notion that “all things are possible”. www.ensemble-loupan.com. Shuhe is also overseeing the restoration of The Tall Ship Royaliste www.facebook.com/TallShipRoyaliste