The Mission at Portland Shakespeare Project

Portland Shakespeare Project is a nonprofit theatre company dedicated to entertaining and enriching audiences by producing classical works and contemporary works associated with classical material.

Portland Shakespeare Project is committed to using local actors and technicians. 

Portland Shakespeare Project commits to the work of anti-racism and anti-oppression and will work with urgency to end racial inequities in our organization, our industry, and our culture.

Portland Shakespeare Project supports playwrights and the development of new plays through Proscenium Live!

July 2020 marks Portland Shakespeare Project's tenth year of operation. With your support, we have produced classics, such as Twelfth Night, directed by the inestimable Lisa Harrow; commissioned and produced adaptations of classics, such as C.S. Whitcomb’s Lear’s Follies and Pericles Wet by Ellen Margolis, which was inspired and adapted from Shakespeare’s Pericles, Prince of Tyre; and brought you new works through Proscenium Live!.

Click here to read about the people who are the heart of Portland Shakespeare Project.