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 18 - 27, 2019
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OPENING NIGHT: FRIDAY, 10/18/19
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Written by: Stephen sachs
Directed by: illya detorres
Maude, a fifty-something unemployed bartender living in a trailer park, has bought a painting for a few bucks from a thrift store. Despite almost trashing it, she’s now convinced it’s a lost masterpiece by Jackson Pollock… and worth millions. But when world-class art expert Lionel Percy flies over from New York and arrives at her trailer home in Bakersfield to authenticate the painting, he has no idea what he is about to discover.
Inspired by true events, this hilarious and thought-provoking new comedy-drama asks vital questions about what makes art and people truly authentic.
PReVIOUS SHOWS from last season…
MAY 10 - 25, 2019
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Curve Of Departure
Written by: Rachel Bonds
Directed by: Danielle Weathers
Shelley B. Shelley
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
February 1 — February 16, 2019
SHARED WORLD PREMIERE!
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Friends with Guns
Written by: stephanie alison walker
Directed by: Illya detorres
*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
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OCTober 5 – 20, 2018
ANATOMY OF A HUG
Written by: Kat Ramsburg
Directed by: Jason Glick
*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
preview NighT: 10/04/18
SHow OPens: 10/05/18
Show Closes 10/20/18
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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!
Pesto, cream cheese, oven-roasted tomatoes
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Broccoli, roasted garlic, po’fredo, red sauce
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