Crave Theatre Company

Community Programs

Crave uses theatre to connect more deeply with our local communities and to unify communities through inclusive theatrical productions that reflect contemporary issues, offer educational programming that promotes personal expression, and provide opportunities to artists to develop new works that address societal concerns.

About the Program

Words of the Wise

Words of the Wise“What was the one thing you wish you would have known before becoming an independent artist?” is the founding question for this web series. Every month we will pick a new topic to cover that will help young artists better prepare for a career in the arts. We hope this series can help you open doors in your future as paid artists.

Words of the Wise is a monthly web series for individuals pursuing a career in the arts. Through interviews with working professionals, Words of the Wise provides a wealth of knowledge and advice for beginning artists so that they can learn from the experience of experts.

Discussing everything from taxes, race, self-advocacy, to what it looks like to be an independent contractor (and more!), Words of the Wise aspires to make sure that artists know their rights and have the know-how to be successful in the creative industry.

Do you have a question about a career in the arts? Contact us! We may discuss your question in a future Words of the Wise video.

About the Program

Residency/
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.

About the Program

Playground

Playground ProgramPlayGround is an educational program for playwrights to get a feel for how their script works off of the page, and to receive feedback for further developing their play. For each playwright selected for the PlayGround Program, Crave Theatre Company will facilitate one informal reading of the script by actors so that the playwright can hear their work spoken aloud; this reading may be either a private event or a public event depending on the level of script development.
If it becomes clear that a public reading is needed for your script, we will hold a minimum of two rehearsals with the actors prior to the reading.
We further offer script feedback from Crave Theatre Company’s co-founders, and are happy to facilitate a post-reading talkback with the actors and/or audience members if desired.

Please note that acceptance into the PlayGround Program is not a commitment to produce and stage your script; PlayGround is focused on education and script-development.

For more information, please contact us at: info@cravetheatre.org

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