Artist Profiles

Current Artist Profiles

OLY ARTS regularly features our favorite local actors, chefs, designers, directors and musicians as "Profiled Artists." It’s our chance to shine particular spotlights on Olympia’s hardest-working, most-creative talents. To propose a local artist or performer you believe should be profiled in the pages of OLY ARTS, contact our team at

All Recent Artist Profiles

Heather and Michael Christopher

Heather and Michael Christopher: Together in Theater

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Heather and Michael Christopher are a power couple in the...

Kathy Dorgan

Kathy Dorgan: Storyteller

by Kelli Samson for OLY ARTS Kathy Dorgan, a member of the Washington State Thespians...

Eli Sterling, photo by Laura Killian

Eli Sterling: The Man Behind the Masque

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS It’s no exaggeration to call Eli Sterling the...

The Multitalented Kate Ayers

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS The Olympia theater scene is no stranger to the idea of...

Scot and Linda Whitney

Linda and Scot Whitney, Artists of Real. Live. Theater

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Running a theater company requires a large package of...

Carolyn Willems Van Dijk

Carolyn Willems Van Dijk: Impacting the World

by Kelli Samson for OLY ARTS EDITOR’S NOTE: This article marks the first of an...