Post5 Theatre Company started in August of 2011 with the opening of Romeo and Juliet in the courtyard of Mile Post 5, Portland's artist community, with a vision to produce fresh, youthful, ensemble based theatre experiences for actors and audiences alike. While Post5 Theatre continues to produce the outdoor summer season in the courtyard, the company has expanded into a newly created black-box theatre that opens the door to intimate explorations of Shakespeare and contemporary works year round.
While Post5 boasts an acting company of 17 incredibly talented artists, casting is open to all community members. Post5 is administered by a team of 10 directors and governed by a board of 5 community members comprised of educators, professionals, and artists from all across the Portland Metropolitan area.
At Post5 Theatre, we strive to celebrate and reveal the vibrancy that is live theatre! We believe people of all ages and from every walk of life have something unique and enriching to gain by participating in potent live theatre as artists and audience members and we believe in always expanding access to performance.
Theatre, as with any form of art, should not come easy. We are not afraid of the concepts: “Ensemble-based Learning”, and “Bold Choices.” We believe the play is a vessel, manned by actors, boldly sent out to cross the gap between the page and the experience. We look forward to challenging our company, our players and crew, and our audience.
Come play with us!
Post5 Theatre endeavors to hold "the mirror up to nature" for our community by engaging in inventive, effervescent and affordable storytelling inspired by the works of William Shakespeare and contemporary playwrights, to continually renew the magic that is live theatre for new and veteran theatre audiences.