Artists Repertory Theatre challenges artists and audiences with plays of depth and vibrancy staged in an intimate environment.
Artists Rep’s mission is to engage diverse audiences in fresh, thought-provoking and intimate theatre. We are committed to world-class acting, directing, design and stagecraft that support new playwriting and aspire to embody great literature, moving audiences to truly feel — to experience — storytelling in a way that only the best live theatre can.
Portland’s premiere mid-size regional theatre company is led by Artistic Director Dámaso Rodriguez and Managing Director Sarah Horton. Founded in 1982, Artists Repertory Theatre is the longest-running professional theatre company in Portland. For the 2015/16 season Artists Rep will offer eight bold and entertaining plays written by internationally acclaimed playwrights and guided by esteemed directors. Artists Rep productions will feature the work of a core group of accomplished Resident Artists, each with a shared history and a shorthand for collaboration, working alongside guest artists from Portland and beyond. Artists Rep is also home to the ArtsHub, a program which offers residencies within Artists Rep’s facility to smaller and emerging arts organizations with subsidized administrative, performance and rehearsal space, as well other infrastructural services. The Artists Rep facility serves as a community arts center, where performance venues and other public spaces are continually buzzing with activity.
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If you are a culturally adventurous person who values the thrill of theatrical discovery—Artists Rep is for you! As Portland’s longest-running professional theatre company for the past three decades, Artists Rep has made a name for itself offering adventurous plays – comedies, dramas and musicals alike – that are supremely entertaining, thoughtful and provocative. In our two intimate theatres (you are never more than six rows from the stage) audiences are naturally pulled into the stories and can tap into their own hearts and lives. Artists Rep feeds our community’s artistic soul with world, regional and local premieres, re-imagined classics, new play development, and play-specific education and outreach.
"What Is Artists Rep?"
Michael Ward and Doug Adler answers that question in this video.