Sojourn Theatre’s How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes

Conceived and Written by Michael Rohd and Sojourn Theatre

February 4th – 22nd

Directed by Liam Kaas-Lentz


This is not a play; it is not a lecture; it is not an interactive workshop; it is not a physical theatre piece; it is not a public conversation. How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes is all of these things. Most significantly, it’s an opportunity to challenge a different audience every show with the question: how do you attack the problem of poverty in America, with a lens specifically focused on Multnomah County. Over the course of 90 minutes, the audience will listen, explore and ultimately choose how to spend $1,000 cash from ticket sales sitting onstage at each performance. The show is an experiment in dialogue, in collective decision-making, in shared responsibility, and in the potential for art to help us make our world a better place. Spectacularly eclectic in form, often delightful and occasionally uncomfortable, How to End Poverty will engage Multnomah County audiences alongside community experts. Come spend with us. 


Bobby Bermea*+
Rebecca Martinez*+
Sara Sawicki+
Vin Shambry*
Alex Tey+
Hannah Treuhaft+ 

La'Tevin Alexander

Adriana Bordea

Emma Bridges

Andy Haftkowycz

Sasha Neufeld

Jake Simonds


Director: Liam Kaas-Lentz*+
Writer and Creator: Michael Rohd+ and Sojourn Theatre
Assistant Director: Katie Watkins
Stage Manager: Janine Vanderhoff*
Assistant Stage Manager: Meredith Matthews
Rehearsal Assistant: Corinne Gaucher
Director of Community Partnerships: Elliot Leffler
Assistant Director of Community Partnerships: Sarah Gehring 
Scenic Designer: Shawn Ketchum Johnson

Lighting Designer: James Mapes
Co-Costume Designer: Kate Fenker
Co-Costume Designer: Jamie Meinecke
Sound Designer: Rick Sims
Properties Designer: Rachel Peterson Schmerge
Video Designer: Shannon Scrofano+
Choreographer: Jessica Zoller
Production Manager: Thyra Hartshorn
Technical Director/Master Electrician: Phil Shaw
Video Installation: Chris Balo
Sound Installation: Nikki Martin 

Appears as courtesy of Actor's Equity

Portland Playhouse Apprentice Company Member

Former Portland Playhouse Apprentice Company Member

Thank you to our Show Sponsors

Producing Sponsors:

Harold Goldstein & Carol Streeter

Ronni Lacroute

Show Sponsors:

Meyer Memorial Trust

National Endowment for the Arts

Oregon Cultural Trust

The Boeing Company

Multnomah County

GRANTMAKERS of Oregon and Southwest Washington

Autzen Foundation

The Standard

NW Natural

Interested in Getting Involved?

We are always looking for volunteers as well as apprentices, crew members and corporate partnerships.

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