Crave Theatre Company

OCT Qualified


  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 the production of new theatrical works, that feature underrepresented groups; 2023 MainStage Announcement coming November 12th!


“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 work with Esper House to evaluate and dismantle any inequitable policies, systems, programs, and services; we include 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. 


Donors who contribute $20 will receive a waterproof sticker featuring Crave's logo
Donors who contribute $40 will receive a Crave Theatre Company t-shirt
Donors who contribute $75 will receive a black Crave Theatre Company hoodie
Donors who contribute $200 or more will receive complimentary tickets to all Crave Theatre events in 2023.

Business Partner(s)

  • The South Metro Seeding Justice General Funds Grant ( helps support Crave Theatre Company's capacity-building.

    CD Baby ( provides global music distribution for independent musicians and has generously offered a donor-match for our fundraising gala.

    Books with Pictures ( provides comics for everyone and has donated $100 worth of books for our fundraising gala.
  • Artist Shakayla Clark ( is donating paintings for our fundraising gala.
  • We co-produced Ten, Tiny, Talks program 2021 and 2022 with the help of T & A Grand Theater.

  • Prism Health ( supported Ten, Tiny, Talks 2022. 

    Cascade Aids Project ( supports Ten, Tiny, Talks 2022.

    Our House ( supports Ten, Tiny, Talks 2022.

    Q Center ( supports Ten, Tiny, Talks 2021 and 2022.
$28,796 raised of $24,000 goal
60 donations
120% of Goal


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Year Founded: 2015

Tax ID: 851476415

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

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