By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Co-directed by Jessica Wallenfels & Dámaso Rodríguez

November 25, 2018 – December 30, 2018

Alder Stage - 90 minutes, no intermission

Death tells Everybody that their time is up. But Everybody doesn’t want to greet Death alone, so Everybody seeks the company of their friends Stuff, Kinship, Friendship, Cousinship, and Love to make the trip bearable. From the scintillating mind that brought you An OctoroonEverybody is an audacious riff on the 15th century morality play Everyman. Of the robust 10-person cast, five brave actors will play a multitude of roles with their characters chosen by lottery onstage every night — with a possible 120 combinations — as they fight to cheat Death.

  • 2018 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Drama
  • Awards for Branden Jacobs-Jenkins: MacArthur "Genius" Grant, Pulitzer Prize finalist, PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation Theatre Award
  • "Let's start with a spoiler, the ultimate spoiler: Everybody dies." -Ben Brantley, The New York Times
  • "Everybody is 90 minutes of theatrical whimsy." -Robert Hofler, The Wrap


Cast and Production Team


Alex Blesi


Andrea Vernae +


Barbie Wu ±


Eva Rodríguez


Falynn Burton


John San Nicolas +^


Michael Mendelson +*^


Sara Hennessy +


Sarah Lucht +^


Ted Rooney +



Jessica Wallenfels


Dámaso Rodríguez *



Scenic Designer: Tim Stapleton

Costume Designer: Bobby Brewer-Wallin ^

Lighting Designer: Kristeen Willis #

Sound Designer: Phil Johnson

Intimacy Consultant: Amanda K Cole

Dramaturg: Pancho Savery

Assistant Director: Joel Patrick Durham

Assistant Scenic Designer: Samie Pfeifer

Stage Manager: Michelle Jazuk +

Assistant Stage Manager: Jamie Lynne Simons +

Props Master, Puppet Design : Robert Amico

Production Assistant: Ariela Subar

Youth Coordinator: Haley Hanson

Board Op: Alan Cline

+ Member of Actors Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the U.S.

* Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

# The scenic, costume, lighting, projection & sound designers are represented by United Scenic Artists

± Equity Membership Candidate

^ Artists Rep Resident Artist

Production Media




“…a far cry from your normal holiday fare, but I highly recommend you find time in your busy schedule to see it...at least once.”
-Krista Garver, Broadway World

“…offers both strong emotion and beautiful, abstract movement with some surprising twists.”
-Ben Waterhouse, The Oregonian/OregonLive

XRAY FM interview w/Barbie Wu & Andrea Vernae

Preview Week

Nov 25: Sunday Sounday. Pay-What-You-Will tickets + Come early and enjoy jazz music from the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble!
Nov 27: Ten Buck Tuesday. Tickets are only $10!
Nov 28: Wine Down Wednesday. $30 tickets + a glass of Dark Horse wine
Nov 29: Thirsty Thursday. $30 tickets + a pint of Lagunitas Beer
Nov 30: Foodie Friday. $30 tickets + discounted food at ArtBar

Special Events

Holiday Gift Drive: We are holding a gift drive for Portland Homeless Family Solutions! There will be a box in the lobby before each performance to collect toys and gift cards.

Tech Wednesday: November 11

Music Events: Come early for a pre-performance concert!

Nov 25: Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble
Nov 28: Portland Interfaith Gospel Choir
Nov 29:Patrick Short's Extended Family: KayBert
Nov 30: Ryan Meagher
Dec 5: PassinArt-Gospel Style Holiday Songs 

Post-Matinee Talkbacks: December 2, 9, 16

Oregon Psychoanalytic Center Post-Matinee Talkback: December 23


More Info

Please Note: This show contains haze, fog, and strobe lights.

Open Captioning 5 Open Captioned Matinee: December 22

handicapped2 Wheelchair seating: Call the box office at 503.241.1278 to reserve.

audiodescribed2 Digital FM hearing systems are available.

PARKING UPDATE (beginning 12/18/18)
We are going to be doing some upgrades to our parking lot and are losing some spaces while this work is being done.
You can still park in the lot, but please note you might have to find alternative parking. Below is a list of available pay parking lots/spaces that will help you get to the theatre on time.
City Center Parking: 633 SW 14th Ave - Lot #166
Hotel Deluxe Parking @ 15th and Yamhill
Street parking is free after 7pm
(full season subscriber parking passes are still only valid in our lot)


Prep for Everybody with this book and movie list inspired by the play from the Multnomah County Library.