Randall Stuart is the Founder & Director of Cerimon House, has served on the Board since 2009, and steers the organization toward its innovative Humanities programming and the acquisition of our new building. Mr. Stuart, a life-long student of the cultural arts, philosophy and thanatology, has directed large-scale community benefit events including the Berkeley event Art Is Peace, the San Francisco event Macy’s Passport, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival event The Daedalus Project. His work includes creating “epic” events & happenings, most notably the 2003 BATCC award-winning version of the international peace event Lysistrata Project, featuring a cast of 100 in Berkeley. Mr. Stuart is a producer, playwright & director who works regionally and abroad for repertory theaters, opera companies and Shakespeare festivals. He trained at the American Conservatory Theater ['74-'79] and has spent 30 years as a visiting professor to institutions of higher learning, universities and MFA graduate programs. Other institutions include: Upon These Boards, Berkeley Rep, Seattle Rep, Portland Rep, Artists Rep, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, ACT Theatre (Seattle) & A.C.T. (San Francisco). Randall founded Cerimon House to honor his many mentors, the courageous teachers and humanitarians who have labored to make the planet an increasingly civilized and altruistic place.
The members of our Board of Directors and Creative & Resource Councils are citizens who, working collaboratively with Founder & Director Randall Stuart, help to create Cerimon House: A Sanctuary for the Humanities within our community. A 501(c)3 non profit public benefit organization, the annual programming, ceremonies and symposia are focused on the mission of exalting the Humanities. Based in Portland, Oregon we are community leaders, teachers, designers, business leaders, citizen activists, authors, philosophers, clergy, lawyers, architects, woodworkers, movement specialists, healers, puppeteers, poets, social workers and so much more.