We, the Portland Playhouse, are located in the heart of Portland’s historic King Neighborhood. We honor the Chinook, Multnomah, and Kathlamet Nations, and many additional tribes on whose traditional and ancestral land we sit.
We acknowledge that the Indigenous peoples of this land, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians have exchanged millions of acres of land for access to basic needs and human rights through a plethora of treaties all broken by the US government.
We recognize that we operate in what was once the home of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church. We honor the spirit, history, and lives of the people who used this very building for fellowship, praise, & worship.
We acknowledge the enslaved Africans, who have lived, been subjugated to free labor, and toiled the grounds where many theatres have been built and resurrected. We also acknowledge the Black Americans who have been oppressed in and forced away from anti-Black territories like our very own state Oregon.
We acknowledge the ancestors and survivors of African holocaust and Native American genocide, and recognize that we are here because of the sacrifices forced upon them.
We, the Portland Playhouse, honor their legacy, their lives, and their descendants who carry on traditions for present and future generations.
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Portland Playhouse is a nonprofit theatre dedicated to artistic excellence and community engagement. Our mission is grounded in the belief that theatre is a space where people can come together to celebrate the complexity of the human experience.