Artists Repertory Theatre challenges artists and audiences with plays of depth and vibrancy staged in an intimate environment.
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. 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.
The 2013/14 season marks the debut of new Artistic Director Dámaso Rodriguez, who says: “I think of an ideal theatre season as a theatrical thrill ride. Like any great rollercoaster, there must be twists and turns, highs and lows, and moments where you can catch your breath before being whisked over the edge. Our season includes outrageous comedies and nail-biting dramas and stage realism alongside theatrically heightened parables or satires, plus the deceptively simple followed by the psychologically complex.”
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 is committed to world-class acting, directing, design and stagecraft that support new playwriting and aspires to embody great literature, moving our audiences to truly feel—to experience—storytelling in a way that only the best live theatre can.
A thrilling theatrical adventure awaits at Artists Rep for 2013/14, don't miss a moment of this exhilarating journey!