Crave Theatre Company

Crave Theatre Company


Crave Theatre Company is ecstatic to be a part of  Willamette Week’s 2021 Give Guide! 

We’re trying to raise $24,000 by December 31st at 11:59pm and we could use your help. Your donation of any amount helps to support our ten annual BIPOC LGBTQ+ artist-in-residency positions for Ten Tiny Talks, develop new theatrical works, and create educational programming to support artists and bring the community together.

Donor Perks

Donate any day for access to the following donor perks:

  • For a $10 donation, you will receive a “Crave Theatre Company” sticker.
  • For a $40 donation you will receive a white Crave Theatre t-shirt.
  • The first eight donors to contribute $50 will receive a fanny pack filled with Soundrop swag (including t-shirts, headphones, koozies, or beanies) courtesy of Soundrop (
  • For a $60 donation, you will receive a black Crave Theatre hoodie.
  • The first three donors to contribute $75 will get a one-on-one coaching session for artists (distribution/promo/marketing,etc.) courtesy of CD Baby (
  • The first twenty people to donate $150 or more will receive a (self-selected) pie from Wilde Pies (
  • The first five donors to contribute $200 or more will receive free tickets to ALL of the Ten, Tiny, Talks productions next year.

Donate $10 or more on one of the following Big Give Days and you’ll be entered in a drawing to win that day’s prize! You’ll be entered for every donation you make, and there’s no limit!

  • November 4: Shalishan Coastal Lodge Getaway– a two night stay and breakfast at Shalishan Coastal Lodge
  • November 10: Nossa Familia Coffee for Days- win one of four 6-month coffee subscriptions to Nossa Familia
  • November 18: Big Ink Day with Atlas Tattoo – win one of two $250 gift certificates from Atlas Tattoo
  • November 24: Big Trek Bike Bonanza – win a Trek Bicycle Package courtesy of Portland’s Trek Bicycle Stores. The package includes a Trek Fuel Ex 7 bike (or a bike equivalent in value $3299.99), a helmet, pedals, biking shorts, a jersey, and gloves – yow
  • November 30: #GivingTuesday- win one of ten  $100 “Small Shops Big Hearts” gift card* from Kuto, one of two pairs of 100-level tickets (and a parking pass) to the Trail Blazers vs Timberwolves game on Sunday, December 12, 2021, a 2021-22 team autographed basketball from the Trail Blazers OR one of four chances to win a Trail Blazers swag bag.
  • December 8: Powell’s Shopping Spree – win a $500 gift card from Powell’s Books.
  • December 16: Splendid Cycles Electric Bike Giveaway – win a Riese and Müller Charger3 or Charger3 Mixte electric bike from Splendid Cycles
  • December 22: John’s Marketplace Extravaganza – win one of three $200 gift cards from John’s Marketplace
  • December 30th: Celebrate Oregon! – win an Oregon getaway package like no other thanks to the Oregon Cultural Trust, including visits to three murals, one-night stays in Central Oregon, Southern Oregon & Eugene, Oregon, a Family pass to the High Desert Museum in Bend, Oregon, Vouchers for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon and Vouchers for the Eugene Ballet in Eugene, Oregon
In Partnership

On Stage/
Ten, Tiny, Talks Festival

Ten, Tiny, Talks is a non-traditional artist-in-residency that focuses on the Black, Indigenous, Queer and Trans creative diaspora. How does it work? Each year, ten artists are selected as artists-in-residency both from Oregon and from across the United States. These artists will complete commissions which will be presented during the Ten, Tiny, Talks festival based in Portland, Oregon.

We have ONE MORE resident artist for 2021: Cloud Stokely, who will be releasing their full tarot-inspired music & video project “Mad Ethereal” on December 21st! More details coming soon…

Want to meet all the 2021 artists and learn how to apply for 2022? Click below!


Bad World: A New Musical

Inspired by a true story, Bad World follows the coming-of-age journey of Rose, an ambitious young woman who is sexually assaulted while studying abroad on a research scholarship. Upon her return to the United States, she must face how her trauma affects how she lives her life, and her recovery experience becomes interwoven with those of three other survivors of sexual assault. 

Statement of


Crave Theatre is committed to cultivating and sustaining a diverse, inclusive, and equitable space where everyone involved in our art —  patrons, artists, employees, volunteers, and vendors — feels valued and respected regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, education, or ability. We understand that the foundation of a vibrant, thriving theatre is the cross-pollination of creative/diverse programming, the cultivation of inclusive practices and strategies, and the development of a diverse team of employees and volunteers who share in these values. 

To build this foundation: we are working with Esper House to evaluate and dismantle any inequitable policies, systems, programs, and services; we are including more diverse leadership on our board, staff and advisory bodies; we have scheduled regular  Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training for our board and staff; and we are working to increase our outreach to underrepresented communities, by supporting diverse artists and theatre works in both our programming and casting decisions. 

As we work to improve diversity and inclusion in our company, we encourage you to reach out to us directly with concerns and to reach out to Report Racism in Portland Theatre.

Here at Crave, we value diverse stories, voices, and opinions, and our hearts break for the continued discrimination demonstrated against people of color, including the murder of innocent Black citizens, hate crimes against the AAPI community, and the continue erasure of Indigenous people. To support a full creative space for all, Crave Theatre commits to championing policies and practices of cultural equity that empower a just, inclusive, equitable theatre experience.

Cultural equity embodies the values, policies, and practices that ensure that all people—including but not limited to those who have been historically underrepresented based on race/ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status, or religion—are represented in the development of theatre practices and experiences. This practice includes providing support to diverse artists and theatre works; providing nurturing, safe spaces that are accessible and encourage expression; and fairly distributing available opportunities at Crave Theatre.

In the United States, there are systems of power that grant privilege and access unequally such that inequity and injustice result, and that must be continuously addressed and changed. 

•Cultural equity is critical to the long-term viability of the arts sector.

•We must all hold ourselves accountable, because acknowledging and challenging our inequities and working in partnership is how we will make change happen.

•Everyone deserves equal access to a full, vibrant creative life, which is essential to a healthy and democratic society.

•The prominent presence of artists challenges inequities and encourages alternatives.

•Crave Theatre Company gratefully acknowledges that we create theatre on the traditional lands of the Multnomah, Wasco, Cowlitz, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Bands of Chinook, Tualatin Kalapuya, Molalla and many other tribes who made their homes along the Columbia River.

To provide informed, authentic leadership for cultural equity, we strive to…

  • Pursue cultural consciousness throughout our organization through substantive learning and formal, transparent policies.
  • Acknowledge and dismantle any inequities within our policies, systems, programs, and services, and report organization progress.
  • Commit time and resources to expand more diverse leadership within our board, staff, and advisory bodies.

To pursue needed systemic change related to equity, we strive to… 

•Encourage substantive learning to build cultural consciousness and to proliferate pro-equity policies and practices by all of our constituencies and audiences.

•Improve the cultural leadership pipeline by creating and supporting programs and policies that foster leadership that reflects the full breadth of American society.

•Generate and aggregate quantitative and qualitative research related to equity to make incremental, measurable progress toward cultural equity more visible.

•Advocate for public and private-sector policy that promotes cultural equity.

This is a living, breathing document, and is subject to change and improve as we learn and grow.

For our part, we are currently educating ourselves so that we can be better allies and take intentional steps to be more inclusive.

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