Conceived and Written by Michael Rohd and Sojourn Theatre
Directed by Liam Kaas-Lentz

*World Premiere

This is not a play; it is not a lecture; it is not an interactive workshop; it is not a physical theatre piece; it is not a public conversation. How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes is all of these things. Most significantly, it’s an opportunity to challenge a different audience every show with the question: how do you attack the problem of poverty in America, with a lens specifically focused on Multnomah County. Over the course of 90 minutes, the audience will listen, explore and ultimately choose how to spend $1,000 cash from ticket sales sitting onstage at each performance. The show is an experiment in dialogue, in collective decision-making, in shared responsibility, and in the potential for art to help us make our world a better place. Spectacularly eclectic in form, often delightful and occasionally uncomfortable, How to End Poverty will engage Multnomah County audiences alongside community experts. Come spend with us.

February 4th – February 22nd
Opening Night: February 7th

Rush Tickets: $20
Cash only, night-of


Bobby Bermea*+
Rebecca Martinez*+
Sara Sawicki+
Vin Shambry*
Alex Tey+
Hannah Treuhaft+

La'Tevin Alexander
Adriana Bordea
Emma Bridges
Andy Haftkowycz
Sasha Neufeld
Jake Simonds

*Actor's Equity Association
+ Sojourn Theatre Artists

Artistic / Production Staff

Director: Liam Kaas-Lentz*+
Writer and Creator: Michael Rohd+ and Sojourn Theatre
Assistant Director: Katie Watkins
Stage Manager: Janine Vanderhoff*
Assistant Stage Manager: Meredith Matthews
Rehearsal Assistant: Corinne Gaucher
Director of Community Partnerships: Elliot Leffler
Assistant Director of Community Partnerships: Sarah Gehring

Scenic Designer: Shawn Ketchum Johnson
Lighting Designer: James Mapes
Co-Costume Designer: Kate Fenker
Co-Costume Designer: Jamie Meinecke
Sound Designer: Rick Sims
Properties Designer: Rachel Peterson Schmerge
Video Designer: Shannon Scrofano+
Choreographer: Jessica Zoller
Production Manager: Thyra Hartshorn
Technical Director/Master Electrician: Phil Shaw
Video Installation: Chris Balo
Sound Installation: Nikki Martin

Producing Sponsors:
Harold Goldstein & Carol Streeter
Ronni Lacroute

Show Sponsors:
Meyer Memorial Trust
National Endowment for the Arts
Oregon Cultural Trust
The Boeing Company
Multnomah County


GRANTMAKERS of Oregon and Southwest Washington
Autzen Foundation
The Standard
NW Natural