$23,290 raised from 220 donors
Goal: $20,000 from donors
August Wilson Red Door Project


To change the racial ecology of Portland through the arts.

Bottom Line for Portland

Our goal is to diversify representation in and access to culturally relevant performance. More than 7,500 people have experienced programming in 2017 alone, including many students and other non-traditional theatergoers. The Red Door Project provides an artistic home for actors of color, providing opportunities for expression, development and employment.

“Hands Up lit a spark in me—it fed a growing need for me to confront my white privilege and the cultural racism I’m beginning to see everywhere. It led to deep examination and investment to make major changes in my life.”

—Marc Smiley, audience member

Business Partner

$20 and above: Free taco from ¡Por Que No!

$50 and above: Entered into a drawing for a gift basket from the Hollywood Theatre ($75 value)

$100 and above: Matched funds by ¡Por Que No! up to $2,500

Oregon Cultural Trust Nonprofit Partner