When we learned that we had to leave our theatre, we launched a $120,000 transition campaign to help offset the costs of the move. In our new home, our operating costs have increased, but the opportunities for great theatre have increased even more.
We are more than 80% of the way towards our goal! Please consider making a contribution before the end of the year to ensure we have a fantastic 2014 Season in our new home.
What a year 2013 has been for us! Here are some of the highlights:
- We moved! On closing night of our critically acclaimed production of The Road to Mecca (called “radiant” by The Oregonian), we learned that the landlord of our building on SE Belmont was gutting the building and our lease would not be renewed. Luckily, our friends over at Artists Repertory Theatre welcomed us in. We are now in residence on SW Morrison Street and will be performing on the beautiful stages here in 2014.
- We launched the Inside Out Community and School Tour, bringing our professional productions out into the greater Portland area. Our 2013 education programs served over 1,600 students.
- Our Athol Fugard Season productions were awarded 4 Drammy Awards and Adriana was recognized as Portland’s Best New Director by Portland Monthly Magazine.
- We grew our staff including hiring our first-ever Director of Education and Community Engagement, formalizing our commitment to expanding our conversation with Portland’s diverse community.