Spencer Funk grew up in southern Oregon in the beautiful Rogue Valley. There, he got his start in theater performing in shows at North Medford High School, and the Camelot Theater Company, always taking inspiration from the local theater giant the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
Spencer is a multi-faceted theater artist with a passion for highly physical theater, and creating new work. He trained at Cornish College of the Arts, where he received his BFA in Theater with an emphasis in Original Works.
He was a founding member of The Core Ensemble, which produced twenty-one original performance events in Seattle including holograms with Microsoft, experimental black box operas at 12th Ave Arts and 18th & Union, an adaption of the children's book The Wandering Goose, and fourteen editions of an ongoing variety show The Coaster Show at the local restaurant Capitol Cider.
The creation of new work is at the center of Spencer's love for the performance. Recently he produced original adaption of Don Giovanni and The Pirates of Penzance with the Core Ensemble, played Claudio in Wooden O’s Much Ado About Nothing, and produced a reading of his new play Traffick. Whether in the director seat, behind a keyboard, on film or the stage Spencer brings dedication and commitment to all of his work.
Holding the values of collaboration, artistic excellence and community empowerment in mind, Spencer is always looking for new opportunities to create!