Tess Raunig

Tess (they/them/theirs) is thrilled and grateful to be making their professional theatre debut in Teenage Dick at Artists Rep. Originally from Missoula Montana, Tess's love for theatre started when they were young, onstage, at Missoula Children's Theatre. Since moving to Portland in 2013, they have performed with companies such as the Disability Art and Culture Project, Impetus Arts, and Genderbomb. An accomplished musician and songwriter, they hold Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Montana. They sing and play keyboard in the Portland based theatrical folk pop band, Sasha and The Children.  You can listen to their debut EP at sashaandthechildren.com. Tess is also a member of Key of Q PDX, an a capella group comprised of trans and non-binary folks. This past fall, they were hired as a teaching artist at PHAME, an arts school for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. When they aren't acting, playing music, or teaching, Tess enjoys drinking tea, social justice activism, attending concerts and plays, and hanging out with their cat child, Sasha. And yes, the band is named after Sasha kitty. They wish to thank the incredible team at Artists Rep for this opportunity, as well as their family, friends, loves, and teachers for so many years of unyielding support.