Gala 2020

The Magic of Theatre

by Artists Repertory Theatre


March 14, 2020 – March 14, 2020

5:00pm – 9:00pm


The Loft at 8th Avenue
2010 SE 8th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214

Artists Rep cordially invites you to join us on a backstage journey into The Magic of Theatre, celebrating all who contribute to creating the powerful, provocative work Artists Rep continues to deliver: onstage, backstage, in the booth, and in the audience.

Funds raised at the event are a direct investment in new work by women, gender-nonconforming artists, and playwrights of color; our thriving ArtsHub, which supported nearly 50 community organizations last year, including 11 ArtsHub companies; our adult education programs; our student workshops and matinee performances; and our cutting-edge accessibility initiatives, ensuring that price is never a barrier to theatre. 

Join us in gathering ‘round the ghost lights to honor the process of playmaking and celebrate everyone who creates theatre magic. 

"Welcome to the theatre, to the magic, to the fun!"
—Lee Adams


Cast and Production Team


Vin Shambry +^


Eric Little +


Dámaso Rodríguez *

Artistic Director

J.S. May

Managing Director

Maya Bourgeois

Grants & Events Manager

Nel Taylor

Annual Fund Manager

Gregory Pulver ^

Gala Committee

Len & Susan Magazine

Gala Committee

Julie Poust

Gala Committee

J Wandres

Gala Committee


Associate Managing Director: Allison Delaney

Audience Development & Marketing Director: Kisha Jarrett

Audience Development & Marketing Manager: Leslie Crandell Dawes

Media Specialist: Kathleen Kelly

Associate Producer: Kristeen Willis #

Producing Director : Shawn Lee

Data Analyst & Ticketing Sales Manager: Jon Younkin

Patron Services Manager: Christina DeYoung

General Manager: Vonessa Martin +

Assistant to the General Manager: Karl Hanover

Education & Audience Services Director: Karen Rathje

Director of New Play Development & Dramaturgy : Luan Schooler

+ Member of Actors Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the U.S.

* Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

# The scenic, costume, lighting, projection & sound designers are represented by United Scenic Artists

^ Artists Rep Resident Artist

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Saturday, March 14, 2020

5:00pm – 9:00pm

The Loft at 8th Avenue
2010 SE 8th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97214

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Celebrate however YOU feel fancy—you could even channel your inner stage manager with an all black ensemble, the only thing missing is your headset! Click here for inspiration.



$200 per single ticket ($100 per ticket is tax-deductible)

$2,500 for table sponsorship for nine guests* ($1,500 per table is tax-deductible)

*The tenth seat will be filled by an Artists Repertory Theatre Resident Artist, production crew, or ArtsHub Company member.

Please contact Maya Bourgeois or Nel Taylor with questions.

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Prepare to win exciting Auction Items donated by:

Alchemy Restaurant, Alder Creek Kayak, ArborBrook Vineyards, Atticus Hotel, Bag & Baggage, Barbara Holisky and Gary McDonald, Bhakti Yoga Movement Center, Blick Art Supplies, Bridgetown Conservatory of Musical Theatre, Carmen Egido and Abel Weinrib, Cathy and Jack O'Brien, Chamber Music Northwest, Charlotte Rubin, Clackamas Repertory Theatre, Corey Brunish, Corrib Theatre, Fullerton Wines, Hollywood Theatre, Hotel deLuxe, J Wandres, Jennifer and Carter MacNichol, John Ragno, Knot Springs Social Club, McMenamins Pubs and Breweries, Nita Brueggeman and Kevin Hoover, Northwest Children's Theater And School, OMSI, Oregon Jewish Museum, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Oregon Symphony, Pike Road Wines, Pittock Mansion, Portland Art Museum, Portland Center Stage, Portland Timbers, Profile Theatre, Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, Red Tail Golf Center, Resonance Winery, Sasquatch Brewing, Steven and Linda McGeady, Steven Smith Tea Makers, Susan & Leonard Magazine, The Big Foody, The Circus Project, The Jupiter Hotel, The Oregon Golf Club, Tina's Restaurant, Trailhead Coffee Roasters, triangle productions!, Von Ebert Brewing, Wild Roots Spirits, Willamette Valley Soaring Club