Portland Theatre and Dance
The Lewis and Clark College Theatre Department maintains a close relationship with the theatre world beyond the campus. There are a number of larger and smaller theatre and dance companies in the city that offer a variety of offerings. In fact, our students regularly attend theatre productions in town, and the faculty is closely involved with the theatre life in Portland as members of board of directors, directors, dramaturges, and designers for professional productions in town, and as active members of the theatre and dance community as such. Furthermore, many of the current and former theatre department students are invited to collaborate with the faculty on their off-campus professional work, and number of our graduates became respected theatre and dance artists in and around Portland.
In addition, the ongoing relationship between the larger theatre and dance community and the Theatre Department allows us to bring professional artists from the city to campus. Actors, directors, designers, and dancers and choreographers often teach ad hoc classes, meet with students in discussion about particular performances, offer workshops, and bring their work to the Department.
We believe that the active engagement with the larger Portland community is an essential part of the theatre education here, and the broad array of cultural events in Portland makes such engagement relatively easy. Within a short twenty-minute bus trip to downtown Portland, the students find a large number of theatre and dance companies that offer a vast array of theatre and dance forms.
Artists Repertory Theatre
Blue Monkey Theatre Company
Broadway Rose Theatre Company
Classic Greek Theatre
Cosmic Tomato Productions
Do Jump Physical Theatre
Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center
Lakewood Theatre Company
Live on Stage
Miracle Theatre Group
Northwest Classical Theatre Company
Oregon Children’s Theatre
Portland Actors Conservatory
Portland Actors Ensemble
Portland Center for the Performing Arts
Portland Center Stage
Portland Institute for Contemporary Arts
BodyVox Dance Company
Do Jump! Extremely Physical Theatre
Minh Tran and Dancers
Oregon Ballet Theatre
The Department of Theatre is located in Fir Acres Theatre on the Undergraduate Campus.
Department of Theatre
Lewis & Clark
0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road, MSC 54
Portland, OR 97219