Table|Room|Stage

A home for new plays

In Table|Room|Stage our mission is to create an effective, welcoming environment where playwrights can write their most urgent, tender, and shimmering worlds into existence.

We are interested in work that:

  • Stands at an angle to the world and shows us something anew
  • Explores the edges, depths and heights of human experience
  • Uses language with originality and vibrancy
  • Embodies a muscular narrative structure and rigorous intelligence
  • Offers a distinctly theatrical experience
  • Risks failure rather than repeats formula
  • Has an opinion and seeks to change the conversation

What’s happening in T|R|S:

  • At the Table offers commissions to start a new play, to finish one already begun, and to revisit one that hasn’t yet been fully realized. We are committed to offering women, writers of color and writers of work for young audiences a place at the table.
  • On The Workbench delves into projects that test the idea of what theatre can be.
  • In the House is home for our Playwright in Residence (coming soon).
  • Fresh Eyes brings “civilians” into the rehearsal room and invites their observations and insights.
  • The Oregon Play Prize is a special commission for an Oregon playwright chosen by Oregonians.

About Table|Room|Stage

In August 2014, Artists Rep was the recipient of a $125,000 Oregon Community Foundation “Creative Heights Initiative” grant to establish a robust New Play Development program that will create opportunities for local and national playwrights, ensure that underrepresented voices are heard on stage and establish Artists Rep and Portland as an engine for new play development, nationally. Luan Schooler was chosen to lead the bold two-year pilot program.

Recent Blog Posts

An Artistic Home at Last, by Andrea Stolowitz

Andrea Stolowitz shares the happy news of her appointment as Lacroute Playwright-in-Residence at Artists Rep.

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Fresh Eyes on FEATHERS AND TEETH, 5th Installment

Opening Night has finally arrived for FEATHERS AND TEETH! And our terrific Fresh Eyes duo, Anthony Hudson and Elizabeth E. Tavares, joined us afterward for the backstage toast.

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Fresh Eyes on FEATHERS AND TEETH, 4th Installation

It’s tech time for FEATHERS AND TEETH, time to add the lights, sound, costumes and special effects. For this show, technical elements are even more important than usual to the storytelling.

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Fresh Eyes on FEATHERS AND TEETH, 3rd Installment

Where there are beasts, there will be blood. So this week’s rehearsals for FEATHERS AND TEETH included one that was entirely devoted to figuring out the blood: where does it...

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Fresh Eyes on FEATHERS AND TEETH, 2nd Installment

This week, Elizabeth and Anthony joined us in rehearsals to watch scene work for FEATHERS AND TEETH.

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Fresh Eyes on FEATHERS & TEETH, 1st Installment

On Tuesday, FEATHERS AND TEETH rehearsals began, launching our journey into a crazy world of horror, grief, and laughter.

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