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ALS Association of Oregon and Washington

Our Mission
To discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest.

This Vast and Mysterious Ocean

this vast and mysterious ocean is a narrative short film written and directed by john bergstrom and produced by desert island studios.


Monologue Workshop

September 9th & 16th
Thursday Nights 
6pm -9pm
Workshop in-person at:
The 2509 – 2509 NE Clackamas St.
Portland, OR

Time Capsule

In the pandemic year of 2020, fourteen Americans isolated by self-quarantine desperately hold on to their bonds of love and friendship remotely — as their lives unravel, their future unknown. Their recorded stories are found in a time capsule fifty years later.

2021 Conservatory Graduate Showcase

A compilation of scenes and monologues selected and filmed by the graduate students of The Actors Conservatory.

Directed by
Chris Harder
& Shelly Lipkin

From These Streets I Rise

Created by Mikki Jordan
Directed by Chris Harder
Music by Samie Jo Pfeifer
Watch the recorded Live Stream from CoHo Theatre November 15-30, 2020.

Vinegar Tom

Audio Drama – This play with music, born out of the second wave feminist movement of the 60’s and 70’s, is The Crucible meets Oooo Hooo Witchay Woman meets Handmaid’s Tale.
Podcast available for streaming October 30 – November 14.

PAC 2020 Graduation Showcase

A collection of scenes and monologues compiled by the class of 2020 for their graduation project. Free and open to the public. Directed by Shelly Lipkin and Chris Harder

1984 by George Orwell

Based on the iconic novel by George Orwell, 1984 is an intense theatrical reflection of how far technology and falsifying reality has come.

September 7 – October 6, 2019

Wolf Play

In a world where people struggle to have children, one American couple decides to ‘un-adopt’ their young Korean son because they have a newborn at home.

March 10 – April 7 2019

Cop Out – Beyond Black, White & Blue

A brand new, direct address style performance piece that reflects the complicated personal and professional experiences and emotions of police officers in our country today.
November 8th and 9th
Hollywood Theater


New adaptation of Taming of the Shrew by Amy Freed at Sun Valley Shakespeare Festival’s outdoor stage.  August 16 – 25

The Thanksgiving Play

A group of mismatched teachers and actors have been charged by the school district to devise an ethnically sensitive play to somehow celebrate both Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Month.

April 1 – 29


“Part art installation, part TED Talk, part drawing room detective mystery, the mind-tickling triptych is pretty near a multimedia masterpiece. Playwright Christopher Chen.”
Oct 1 – 29


A new play in development by Mary Kathryn Nagle tells the story of one of America’s first feminists, Sacajawea, and draws a line from a completely original view of Lewis and Clark to the present …

26 Miles

Quiara Alegria Hudes play about finding love and connection on a spontaneous road trip with a brilliant teen and her estranged mother.
June 15 – 25, 2017

Marjorie Prime

A family grapples with the difference between a life lived and a life remembered as 85-year-old Marjorie struggles to keep hold of her memories and identity, gently assisted by an artificial version of her late husband, Walter.

Feb 7 – March 5, 2017

The Skin of Our Teeth

Rare and epic revival of the 1943 Pulitzer Prize winner.
May 17 – June 19

We Are Proud To Present…

A multiracial cast of six idealistic actors sets out to improvise a story about the first colonial genocide of the 20th Century in Africa.

March 8 – April 10

The Yellow Wallpaper

JAN 15 – FEB 7
World premiere adaptation of a classic work.

The Turn of the Screw

By Jeffrey Hatcher
Adapted from the novel by Henry James and directed by JoAnn Johnson.
October 1 – October 18, 2015
Part ghost story and part psychological thriller, featuring actors Dana Millican & Chris Harder.

Drammy Award Finalists Announced!


Chris Harder
Intimate Apparel
Artists Repertory Theatre


Chris Harder
The Snowstorm
CoHo Productions
+ Many Hats Collaboration


Teen Summer Classes at Portland Center Stage

Under the guidance of working theater professionals, participants will explore a wide variety of contemporary theater studies including monologues, scene study and playwriting.

The Centering

There is no escape from his interrogators. Driven to the edge, Davey’s memories reveal a dark and dangerous past. His only hope… the love and wisdom from his circus clown mentor.

Fishing For My Father

fishing for my father
A family fishing trip turns adventure as an outdoorsman struggles to discover the meaning of fatherhood.

Cyrano – Portland Center Stage

Set in 17th century France, the classic romantic comedy Cyrano tells the story of a great swordsman with a beautiful soul, who is handicapped by a huge nose that makes him believe he is incapable of being loved by the beautiful Roxane.

The Snowstorm – CoHo Productions

This visceral, sonically vivid new performance piece brings the classical piano music of Rachmaninoff to life through cutting edge physical theatre spun around a classic romance with magical elements of puppetry and mask. The power of music to connect, to ignite, and to heal weaves through this original fable by some of Portland’s most inventive and cherished collaborating theatre-artists.

Intimate Apparel – Artists Repertory Theatre

Set in 1905 NYC, this riveting tale is about the empowerment of Esther, an African American seamstress who creates exquisite lingerie for Fifth Avenue boudoirs and red-light brothels.

Othello – Portland Center Stage

Set in 17th century Venice, this is Shakespeare’s profound tragedy of the power of love and jealousy. A highly esteemed general serving the state of Venice, Othello, secretly marries Desdemona, the daughter of a senator.

Fall Festival of Shakespeare

The Fall Festival of Shakespeare is a non-competitive region-wide collaboration between Portland Playhouse and area high schools. The Festival is a spectacular theatrical event.

Ten Chimneys


This revealing comedy peers into the backstage lives of Broadway power-duo Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne in Jeffrey Hatcher’s new play brimming with theatre lore.

Mother Teresa is Dead

Young wife and mother Jane (Nikki Weaver), gripped by personal and moral crisis, flees her family and her home in the UK without word.

Angels In America

Harrowing, uproarious, and magical, Angels in America is a fiercely theatrical modern morality play and a landmark of the American stage.

Antigone Now

Antigone Now
In the midst of a bombed-out city still feeling the aftershocks of war, the rebellious Antigone defies her uncle to bury her disgraced brother. This deeply stirring adaptation of Sophocles’ Antigone transforms the poetry of ancient Greece into a contemporary, electrifying production. Great for ages 11 and up.

Fool For Love

CoHo opens its fourteenth season with Fool for Love by Sam Shepard; a vicious, erotic and funny, tale set in a rundown hotel room on the edge of the Mojave Desert where Eddie and May fight tooth and nail to escape their catastrophic past.