Our thoughts are on the tens of thousands forced from their homes by the devastating floods hitting Houston this week . Houston’s theatrical homes have been greatly impacted as well. This article from American Theatre Magazine gives detail on the damage as well as ways we can directly help our greater artistic family.

Amid the damage to homes and property, theatres have not been spared: In downtown Houston, not only the Alley but the Wortham Theater Center, which houses Houston Ballet and Houston Grand Opera, has flood waters on its mainstages and in its basement. The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts and Jones Hall, home to the Houston Symphony, has reported flooding as well.”

For two weeks in October, supporters of Portland Playhouse are opening the doors to their artistic and personal homes to invite performers, playwrights and patrons in. Join us for an intimate evening of new play readings by female playwrights with our Fall Reading Series .

Readings will be followed by an open discussion between the artists, playwright and audiences.

The Opportunities of Extinction by Sam Chanse a member of the ma-Yi Writers Lab .
October 8 – NE Portland
October 13 – Sellwood Playhouse

No Candy by Emma Stanton and Artists Director of Chicago’s Walkabout Theater .
October 7 – Holladay Park Plaza
October 15 – Lake Oswego

Middle of Nowhere  by Mónica Fainzaig , winner of the Argentine National Theatre Award.
October 6 – NW Portland
October 14 – Lake Oswego
Light refreshments will be served at 6:00, readings will begin at 7:00. Venue sizes vary and seating is limited. Donations are welcomed at the event, but not required.
Please visit the Fall Reading Series webpage for play information and to reserve your space.

Does your schedule feel a little lackluster without dates to Portland Playhouse performances shining out through the Fall? Get your fix at our 10th Anniversary Premiere party. In addition to fabulous food and great company in a serene garden setting, we will have a sneak peak of scenes from each of the four shows in our season performed by folks familiar to Portland Playhouse patrons from both on and off stage.

The festivities take place at the lovely home of our Board Chari Harold Goldstein and Carol Streeter. Space is limited. Reserve your spot here .
Broadway Rose Theatre just announced the cast of their magical, musical journey Trails and we are thrilled to say that two of our former Playhouse Apprentices are in the cast. Quinlan Fitzgerald (Season 8) and Rachel Lewis (Season 9) will be taking the stage in Tigard from Sept. 21 - Oct 22. 

Check out our Apprentices Around Town page for more information on Trails and to find out where you can catch other apprentices being the stars that they are all over Portland!
MEGAPHONE i s Portland Playhouse’s new initiative to amplify news and events in our community, particularly those from organizations and businesses owned or run by people of color.

To submit an event or news item, please email
Thanks to our sponsors:  
The 2017-18 season is presented by Harold Goldstein & Carol Streeter and Ronni Lacroute 

Our work is made possible by Mary & Don Blair, Ellyn Bye, Colas Construction, The Collins Foundation, Joel Hamberg Painting, Mary Chomenko and Greg Hinckley, Kinsman Foundation, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Oregon Cultural Trust, ME Fitness, Meyer Memorial Trust, James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, Roy and Diane Marvin Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust, Ned Ludd, Raymond Family Foundation, SERA Architects, Judy Shih & Joel Axelrod, State of Oregon, Phillip Terranova, Phyllis L. Weaver Memorial, Steve & Elsie Weaver, James B. Wiley Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, Wrather Family Foundation, and Friends of Sandra Zickefoose. 

Thanks to the Regional Arts & Culture Council, including support from the City of Portland, Multnomah County and the Arts Education & Access Fund.
Portland Playhouse receives support from the Oregon Arts Commission, a state agency funded by the State of Oregon and the National Endowment for the Arts.