To create a space where people of all social, economic, racial, sexual and political backgrounds can come together to celebrate the complexity of the human experience through theater. PPH produces professional shows in a neighborhood setting, engages in community outreach initiatives and offers dynamic educational programs.
Bottom Line for Portland
Portland Playhouse employs 75 to 125 theater professionals, with a volunteer staff of 175. It presents four productions per year, reaching 10,000 to 13,000 audience members, and serves eight to 12 schools via after-school programs and in-school residencies (reaching 500 youth). It also offers its space to community partners for events in the King neighborhood.
“You touched something deep in my 14-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter. After the show, my daughter said, ‘It’s like watching a grown-up me!’ Thank you for stepping into Raechel’s world and giving her a glimpse of what she could become.” —Ally Burr-Harris, How We Got On audience member.