We'll take your used, old car off your hands

BY KATIE FREDERICK | katiefrederick@portlandplayhouse.org

Got a car, boat, or even airplane that you’re looking to part ways with, and want to support Portland Playhouse at the same time? Vehicle donations are an easy, generous, and tax-deductible way to support your favorite neighborhood theatre. 

We partner with Volunteers of America to process and auction off vehicles that are donated to the Playhouse. It’s so easy! There are two ways to get started: 

 1. Fill out this online donation form. The form will ask for your contact information and for some details about your vehicle. 

2. Call Portland Playhouse's Development Associate, Katie Frederick, at 971-533-8741 to fill out an intake form together and send it over to Volunteers of America. 

After receiving your form, Volunteers of America will be in touch to make arrangements for towing and take you through the rest of the paperwork for initiating the donation. They will then take the vehicle through their auctioning process and Portland Playhouse will receive the funds a few weeks after the sale. Volunteers of America will also handle sending over the paperwork for your tax records. 

Give us a call at 971-533-8741 if you have any other questions. Thanks for your generous support of the Playhouse!

RACC-ing up support: The Playhouse receives $23,000 grant

BY JEFFREY MARTIN | jeff@portlandplayhouse.org

On Monday, Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) announced Portland Playhouse as one of three organizations to receive additional General Operating Support.

The Playhouse grant - which is funded by Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties, the City of Portland general fund and the city’s Arts Education & Access Fund - amounts to $23,000.

The other organizations are The Circus Project ($12,800) and My Voice Music ($9,800). The total number of arts organizations receiving support from RACC now stands at 51. A complete list can be viewed here

For more information about RACC, visit racc.org.

Twenty-Dollar Tuesday

BY JEFFREY MARTIN | jeff@portlandplayhouse.org

After being extended twice, the last week of HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED is nearly here. In celebration of the hit show, we've added a rare Tuesday performance on Nov. 1. The best part, beyond witnessing the amazing Victor Mack as August Wilson? The tickets for that evening for all available at the discounted rate of $20. 

Hit the TICKETS tab above to secure yours now.

Back-to-back: The Playhouse Receives National Theatre Company Grant Again

BY JEFFREY MARTIN | jeff@portlandplayhouse.org

For the second consecutive year, Portland Playhouse is a recipient of the American Theatre Wing’s National Theatre Company Grant.

The Playhouse was gifted an inaugural $10,000 Second-Time Support award for general operating expenses, one of a limited number of grants distributed to companies who’d already been recognized between 2010 and 2015.

“I am honored to be returning for the second time to NYC to receive this award on behalf of Portland Playhouse,” says Brian Weaver, Playhouse co-founder and artistic director. “This is an acknowledgment of the talent and investment of so many artists: Victor Mack, Kevin Jones, Jennifer Rowe, Ashley Williams, Vin Shambry, Cristi Miles, Daniel Meeker... The list goes on for a LONG time. Co-founders Nikki (Weaver), Michael (Weaver) and I wish to thank the Portland creative community and our King Neighborhood for making this possible.”

The American Theatre Wing, best known for creating the prestigious, industry-defining Tony Awards, solicited applications from “companies or organizations that have been in continued existence for at least five years but not longer than fifteen years, during which time they have articulated a distinctive mission, cultivated an audience, and nurtured a community of artists in ways that strengthen the quality, diversity, and dynamism of American theatre.”

Designed to “provide institutional support for twelve cutting-edge theatre companies recognized for outstanding new play development, education and community engagement,” the first-time recipients include American Blues Theater (Chicago), Bedlam (New York City), Chance Theater (Anaheim, California), Classical Theatre Company (Houston), Cygnet Theatre Company (San Diego) and South of Broadway Theatre Company (Charleston, S.C.).

The five companies joining the Playhouse as repeat honorees are 16th Street Theater (Berwyn, Illinois), 1812 Productions (Philadelphia), Golden Thread Productions (San Francisco) and Synchronicity Theatre (Atlanta).

“The quality of work that these remarkable theater companies produce is nothing short of inspiring,” said Marva Smalls, chair of the National Theatre Company Grants committee. “They further the conversations of issues important to their local communities.”

Added Heather Hitchens, president of the American Theatre Wing: “I am delighted to be honoring this year’s selections for the National Theatre Company Grants, and for the first time ever awarding Second-Time Support grants to five companies that have previously been supported by this initiative. The Wing remains dedicated to promoting excellence in theatre across the country, which these young companies have more than demonstrated.”