Porsche is a lighting designer. She designed Fires in the Mirror (Baltimore Center Stage & Long Wharf Theatre), The West End (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park), Skeleton Crew and We Are Proud to Present... (Playmakers Repertory Company), The Thanksgiving Play (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), A Single Shard (People's Light and Theatre Company), and The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Oregon Shakespeare Festival). In New York, she designed Mothers (PlaywrightsRealm), Ghetto Babylon (Dramatic Question Theatre), and many shows with Spookfish Theatre Company, among others. She has an MFA from California Institute for the Arts and a BA from St. Lawrence University.
Porsche McGovern is a facilitator for Nicole Brewer's Anti-Racist Theatre and Anti-Racist Creative Practice offerings. She has also co-facilitated trainings for the Stage Managers' Association with Katherine Freer. She was a consultant for Year of the Stage Manager 2020/21. She is a frequent panelist, speaker, and facilitator at regional and national events for conversations on social justice in theatre.
Porsche is the author of the Howlround series, “Who Designs & Directs in LORT Theatres by Pronoun”. She also interviewed people of color working in production and/or design jobs for the Illuminations blog at Stage Directions Magazine from September 2016 to March 2020. She is also the co-curator of the Howlround series, “Design (in a Time of Reckoning)”, and co-wrote the essays “Design with an Equity Lens: Cultivating a Theatre Ecosystem That Can Hold Us All in Our Full Humanity” and “Seeding Change” with Katherine Freer. In addition, she is an open submissions reader for the Writing Fellowship and Scratchpad Series at The
She has been honored to attend the artEquity National Facilitation Training, the Berkshire Leadership Summit, workshops with Equity Quotient, the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond Undoing Racism Community Organizing workshop, the Emergent Strategy Ideation Institute Immersion, Race Forward's Building Racial Equity and Organizing Racial Equity: Shifting Power trainings, the Empathic Facilitator training, the UALE Summer Institute for Union Women, AORTA's Facilitate for Freedom Fundamentals and the Skill Up!Process, Adapt, Rigor, and Intuition trainings, and the Emergent Strategy Facilitation Training.
She is pleased to have served on the TCG Programming council (2017-18), the IATSE Local USA 829 Diversity Committee (Nov 2015 - Jun 2020), the curation team for the United States National professional exhibit for the Prague Quadrennial 2019, the artEquityAlumni Navigation Team (2020), and the HowlRound advisory committee (Feb 2020 – May 2022). She is currently serving on the USA829 Local Union Executive Board.
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