Crave Theatre Company



  1. Crave unifies communities through inclusive, contemporary theatrical productions, educational programming that promotes personal expression, and developing socially-relevant new works.

Bottom Line for Portland

Crave Theatre Company unifies the Portland-metro area by providing shared experiences that promote empathy between communities and further cultural equity. A successful campaign helps to fund ten paid artist-in-residency positions for BIPOC trans and queer artists; these residencies provide support so that they can create new art. Donations also fund the creation of new theatrical works, including Bad World: a new musical telling the stories of survivors of sexual assault, written by a survivor.


“Partnering with Crave Theatre has been a game-changing experience for me as a Black, Indigenous trans and queer creative. Ten, Tiny, Talks, the artist in residency program I created wouldn’t be what it is today without Crave Theatre. Crave’s mission is to brilliantly produce and protect the art and stories of those we need to celebrate the most.” - Zeloszelos Marchandt

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Crave Theatre is committed to cultivating and sustaining a diverse, inclusive, and equitable space where everyone involved in our art —  patrons, artists, employees, volunteers, and vendors — feels valued and respected regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, education, or ability. We understand that the foundation of a vibrant, thriving theatre is the cross-pollination of creative/diverse programming, the cultivation of inclusive practices and strategies, and the development of a diverse team of employees and volunteers who share in these values. 

To build this foundation: we are working with Esper House to evaluate and dismantle any inequitable policies, systems, programs, and services; we are including more diverse leadership on our board, staff and advisory bodies; we have scheduled regular  Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training for our board and staff; and we are working to increase our outreach to underrepresented communities, by supporting diverse artists and theatre works in both our programming and casting decisions. 


  • For a $10 donation, you will receive a “Crave Theatre Company” sticker.
  • For a $40 donation you will receive a white Crave Theatre t-shirt.
  • The first eight donors to contribute $50 will receive a fanny pack filled with Soundrop swag (including t-shirts, headphones, koozies, or beanies) courtesy of Soundrop (
  • For a $60 donation, you will receive a black Crave Theatre hoodie.
  • The first three donors to contribute $75 will get a one-on-one coaching session for artists (distribution/promo/marketing,etc.) courtesy of CD Baby (
  • The first twenty people to donate $150 or more will receive a (self-selected) pie from Wilde Pies (
  • The first five donors to contribute $200 or more will receive free tickets to ALL of the Ten, Tiny, Talks productions next year.

Business Partner(s)

  • CD Baby ( provides global music distribution for independent musicians.
  • Soundrop ( provides global song distribution for YouTube creators.
  • Our business partner, T & A Grand Theater founded the Ten, Tiny, Talks program.

Wilde Pies ( creates beautiful and delicious handcrafted pies in the Portland-Metro area.

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Year Founded: 2015

Crave Theatre Company is in the Creative Expression category which is sponsored by The Oregon Cultural Trust

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