INAUGURAL SEASON BEGINS OCTOBER 2018!

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Welcome to the movement!

Forwarding the effort towards social justice through performances which are deeply rooted in the art of ensemble collaboration and artistic risk, we produce contemporary works of theatre that focus on opening minds, questioning perspectives and confronting beliefs.

 

INSPIRED. CHALLENGED. ENRICHED. ENTERTAINED.

We truly want you to feel these things when you step through our doors.

We embrace and respect diversity, inclusion, and equity and we want everyone to feel welcome.

Our commitment to choosing contemporary, universally relevant, immediately and thoroughly engaging, socially conscious content is the cornerstone of what we do at Chapel Theatre Collective. 

We hope our dedication to artistic expression and to the community at large will bring you back again and again to see our work — and to support us!

 
 

OCTober 5 – 20, 2018

I knew today was the day
we would talk.
— Ben (Anatomy of a Hug)
 
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NORTHWEST PREMIERE!


ANATOMY OF A HUG

Written by: Kat Ramsburg

Directed by: Jason Glick


Cast:

Jessica Hillebrand
(Amelia)
Jacklyn Maddux*
(Sonia)
Shareen Jacobs
(Iris)
Murri Lazaroff-Babin
(Ben)

*Member of Actors' Equity AssociatioN


When Amelia’s mother receives Compassionate Release from her prison sentence, Amelia’s carefully constructed world is threatened. Twenty-­six years of living vicariously through her beloved TV characters doesn’t prepare her for the actual drama of her mother’s return or the advances of a charming co-­worker. The ticking clock of her mother’s illness means Amelia must decide if her fictional life is safer than her reality.

  • Winner, Trustus Theatre Playwrights' Festival Trustus Theatre, 2015
  • Semi-Finalist, National Playwrights Conference, Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, 2014
  • Winner, Play of the Year, Bridge Initiative, 2014
Eventbrite - Anatomy of a Hug: Test Event Setup

preview NighT: 10/04/18
SHow OPens: 10/05/18
Show Closes 10/20/18


INTERESTED IN SEASON TICKETS? CLICK HERE!


 

February 1 — February 16, 2019

Set the fear down.
You can pick it up when we leave.
— Leah (Friends With Guns)
 
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SHARED WORLD PREMIERE!


TICKETS GO ON SALE WINTER, 2018

Friends with Guns

Written by: stephanie alison walker

Directed by: Illya torres-garner


CAst:

Danielle Weathers*
(Shannon)
Jason Glick*
(Josh)
TBD
(Leah)
TBD
(Danny)

*Member of Actors' Equity Association


You think you know your friends, your neighbors, your spouse, but what happens when you suddenly find out they have a garage full of guns? This new dark comedy explores the complicated issue of gun proliferation when two young liberal couples are forced to confront their assumptions about who should own a gun — and why. 

The time of easy answers regarding this issue is long gone. In the wake of current events, we are all forced to reexamine our strongly held beliefs about gun ownership. Friends With Guns explores the question of what we can compartmentalize…and what we can’t. It pulls the curtain back and does all of this through a female lens. 

  • Finalist for the 2018 Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference

INTERESTED IN SEASON TICKETS? CLICK HERE!


 

COMING SPRING 2019

 
The Fall is when you begin again.
— Rudy (Curve of Departure)
 
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NORTHWEST PREMIERE!


TICKETS AVAILABLE EARLY 2019

Curve Of Departure

Written by: Rachel Bonds

Directed by: Danielle Weathers


CAST:

Shelley B. Shelley
(Linda)
Robert Barr*
(Rudy)
Blake Stone
(Felix)
Illya Torres-Garner
(Jackson)

* MEMBER OF ACTORS' EQUITY ASSOCIATION


It’s early December and on the night before Cyrus’ funeral, the family he left years ago gathers in the tight confines of a hotel room in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Linda, his ex-wife. Felix, his grown son. Rudy, Cyrus’ ailing father and Jackson, Felix’s new boyfriend brace themselves for the burial of a man they may have loved but no-one liked. As conversations unfold, deep and hard-to-keep secrets are forced to the surface as each of them find themselves at a crossroad in their own lives.

  • 2017 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award

INTERESTED IN SEASON TICKETS? CLICK HERE!


 
The stage is a magic circle where only
the most real things happen...
— P.S. Baber (Cassie Draws the Universe)
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HUNGRY for more?

We've got you covered with the perfect pre-show meet-up place!

 

 

— come visit the —

SECRET PIZZA SOCIETY!

 

 

Located downstairs inside the Chapel Theatre building, it boasts a full Portland-style organic, vegetarian and vegan menu with such tasty deliciousness as pizza, wraps, sandwiches and yes, even cake. There’s a selection of beverages for you to enjoy, including wine and beer for those who like a tipple. With ample seating, music and art to view, it’s the best kept "secret" in Milwaukie!

 
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"Unruly Child"

Pesto, cream cheese, oven-roasted tomatoes

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"Kisson's Loop"

Roasted jalapenos, pineapple, sun-dried tomato pesto, creamCheeze

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"Brother Wilton"

Broccoli, roasted garlic, po’fredo, red sauce

 

Why only photos of pizza you may ask?

Try one and you'll understand!

 
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