PassinArt Theatre Company

BIPOC-Led Organization
OCT Qualified


Our mission is to entertain, educate, and celebrate our culture while highlighting critical issues that impact the community. 

Bottom Line for Portland

By providing a unique stage for emerging and established African American artists and artists of color, we make empowering Black theatre available to everyone, especially welcoming youth, young adults, and people new to our communities.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Since 1982, PassinArt has consistently been by, for, and about providing training and opportunities for emerging and established Black artists and artists of color of all ages, abilities, faiths, and genders.


Donate $75 and receive two full-season passes to our 2024-25 Play Reading Mondays series.

Donate $100 and receive an assortment of 10 soulful African-centric notecards and envelopes featuring original artwork by Wanda Walden, visual artist, writer, and PassinArt's award-winning costume designer.

Donate $500 and receive four VIP opening-night tickets to Yohen by Philip Kan Gotanda, Friday, March 29, 2024, Brunish Theater, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland. Meet the director and producer at a special pre-show reception.


Appreciation and applause to photographer Owen Carey for producing consistently beautiful photographs for PassinArt through the years (including the image above from Seven Guitars by August Wilson). 

Instagram: @owencarey


PassinArt thanks the team at Minuteman Press Lloyd Center for high-quality work and exceptional service.


We're stronger together! Please support our Give!Guide non-profit partners.


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The Montavilla Jazz Festival is backed by people who believe that the diverse art form known as jazz, as a tradition and a practice, is relevant and necessary as a positive force for educating and building community.

SHARING THE LOVE: Our 100th donor will receive two FULL Festival Passes to the 11th Annual Montavilla Jazz Festival - August 30 - September 1, 2024.


The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation uses the power of art and collaboration to strengthen Native communities and promote positive social change with American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native peoples in the United States.


We're proud to partner again this season with Open Hearts Open Minds, which supports individuals serving prison sentences through arts and dialog.


A media arts center, Open Signal is dedicated to nurturing the change-making power of community media in service of a just, equitable world.


For more than 35 years, Oregon Children's Theater has been creating exceptional theater experiences that transform lives. SHARING THE LOVE: Our 75th donor will receive two tickets from Oregon Children's Theatre to She Persisted The Musical - April 28 - May 26, 2024.


As it moves into its 16th season, Portland Playhouse continues celebrating the complexity of the human experience through the power of performance. SHARING THE LOVE: Our 125th donor will receive two tickets from Portland Playhouse to A Christmas Carol - November 21 - Dec 30, 2023.


$8,910 raised of $15,000 goal
114 donations
59% of Goal


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Year Founded: 1982

Tax ID: 93-0832550

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

They're a micro-sized organization with activities in Clackamas Co., Multnomah Co. and Washington Co.

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