Welcome to Artists Repertory Theatre! We are located in Portland, Oregon, and our mission is to produce intimate, provocative theatre and provide a home for a diverse community of artists and audiences to take creative risks. We acknowledge that our theatre rests on land that was stolen from Indigenous communities. It belongs to the Cowlitz, Chinook, Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde, and the Siletz — tribes that remain present, strong, and vibrant. ART provides FREE tickets to the Native American communities whose land we are on.
Artists Rep prioritizes hiring artists who live in the Portland, Oregon area. We are an Equity-LORT D theatre, which presently pays $739/week, plus pension and health. ART's masking policies will be determined by public health risk at the time of the project.
ART has plans to produce and develop projects by Native playwrights that center on Native experiences. Titles will be announced at a later date.
The first production is about two Pueblo brothers thrust into the center of a revolution, an exciting place to be – or would be if the younger one didn't have a huge crush on the Spanish baker’s son. (Awkward!) Set in an IndigiFuturist 1680, this play explores the only time a Native population successfully expelled their colonizers with a fresh, sweetly comic story about two young brothers trying to meet their extraordinary moment.
Younger brother** – Native American (Isleta Pueblo), late teens/early 20’s. Gay, idealistic, has a huge crush on the Spanish baker’s son. Socially awkward AF. Audition side is here.
Older brother** – Native American (Isleta Pueblo), late 20’s. Caretaker to his kid brother. Inexperienced revolutionary. A tic tac toe shark. Audition side is here.
Dates: August 22 through October 15, 2023 in Portland, Oregon.
Roles in other productions or workshops include:
• Native females/femmes** who would be placed in a high school girls' boarding school dorm, 18+ to play 17-18. Ability to speak Navajo a plus
• Native woman, 30s-40s, unable to pass for white
• Native woman, 30s-40s, able to pass for white
• Native woman, 50s, Alaskan Native
• Native man, late 20s-early 40s
• Native man, 50s-60s, Alaskan Native
• Native actors who sing, all ages and genders
• Native actors who speak Lakota
• Native actors who speak Seneca or any of the Haudenosaunee languages
• Native actors who speak Navajo
** These projects will be produced in school settings and require background checks of all participants.
If you would like to be considered for the production about Pueblo brothers, please download the appropriate side to audition with; for all other projects, please submit a video audition of a scene or monologue of your choice with this application by June 30, 2023.
Read more about Artists Rep here.