BARE PORTLAND

POWERFUL PERFORMANCES. PORTLAND PROUD.

Bare Portland believes that stories don’t happen in a vacuum. They happen in communities and the places in which those communities thrive. Theater lives in our libraries, beaches, monuments, and churches. We extract theater from the traditional stage and place it in fresh spaces.  Our interactive, site-specific performances make each location a performer. Plays happen everywhere, and our playground is Portland. Come see and celebrate our city. We never turn anyone away. 

 

MISSION

 

Bare Portland is a performance collaborative focused on community building through site-specific creative projects.  We create high caliber theatrical productions open to all members of the Portland community to foster empathy and inclusiveness.

 

Emboldened by the idea that stories can be told anywhere, Bare Portland hosts performances outside of the traditional stage setting and brings programming to notable public spaces and organizations of Portland. Bare Portland collaborates with a broad section of local creatives, as well as organizations outside the creative sector. In our commitment to accessibility, we feature pay-what-you-can or free tickets to all events.

 

:COMITTMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION:

We continue to work to educate ourselves about what it means to truly be inclusive. We strive to create diverse casts and raise the voices of minority and marginalized communities. If you think there is a better way for us to communicate our desire to create inclusive ensembles, and feel generous enough to share that feedback with us; we welcome it with open hearts. Feel free to contact us with any suggestions to our director, JJ Peeler at jj@bareportland.org.

 

 

UPCOMING

BARE PORTLAND IN PORTFRINGE 2017

Join Bare Portland for a workshop of our upcoming "Yellow Wallpaper" in Portfringe 2017.

SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2017 @ 9:30PM-10:30PM
SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2017 @ 4:15PM-5:15PM

We'll be a DOUBLE FEATURE with NEW FRUIT- a arts collective and woman-run arts space. We think that they are super cool and we're so excited to share a ticket with them.

Check PortFringe's website for ticket information!

The FULL DEVISED PRODUCTION of YELLOW WALLPAPER is coming in late August 2017. We'll be performing at 1820 Wines- opening on Anderson Street in East Bayside this summer. More information is coming soon!

News & Updates

BARE PORTLAND PORTFRINGE 2017

Join Bare Portland for a workshop of our upcoming "Yellow Wallpaper" in Portfringe 2017.

SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2017 @ 9:30PM-10:30PM
SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2017 @ 4:15PM-5:15PM

We'll be a DOUBLE FEATURE with NEW FRUIT- a arts collective and woman-run arts space. We think that they are super cool and we're so excited to share a ticket with them.

Check PortFringe's website for ticket information!

 

:COMITTMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION:

We continue to work to educate ourselves about what it means to truly be inclusive. We strive to create diverse casts and raise the voices of minority and marginalized communities. If you think there is a better way for us to communicate our desire to create inclusive ensembles, and feel generous enough to share that feedback with us; we welcome it with open hearts. Feel free to contact us with any suggestions to our director, JJ Peeler at jj@bareportland.org.

 

 


 

Tickets Information for 2017 coming soon

 

 

 

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Bare Portland collaborates with a broad section of local creatives, as well as organizations outside the creative sector. By working organizations across various industries, we aim to foster a strong and vibrant cultural life in Portland.  Whether these partnerships are short-term outreach projects or long-term residencies, we bring live performance to new audiences across southern Maine. 

PAST BARE PORTLAND COMMUNITY PARTNERS:

1820 WINES

CITY OF PORTLAND 

FRIENDS OF CONGRESS SQUARE

ST. LUKE'S CATHEDRAL

PORTLAND STAGE

ONE LONGFELLOW SQUARE

PORTLAND MUSEUM OF ART

MAINE COLLEGE OF ART