WHO ARE WE?

We are a non-profit Oregon corporation with a paid staff of one - the theatre manager. All others involved in our productions -- the board of directors, artistic committee members, actors, directors, stage and technical crew, box office, hosts and publicity persons -- are volunteers, working for the love of live community theatre, maybe some tip money and a few free tickets.
If you’d like to be involved, there are many opportunities that require little or no theatre knowledge and very little donated time. Leave a message on the box office voice mail - 541-479-3557

WHERE DID WE COME FROM?

Barnstormers, founded in 1952 by Mike Spooner, produced plays in parks, schools, and any other venue they could find. In 1961, the group purchased a 1925 church building on Evelyn Avenue and converted it into a theatre, paying off the mortgage through ticket sales and private donations. Barnstormers has produced more than 230 plays there over its half-century history.

WHAT DO WE DO?

PRODUCTIONS OF PLAYS:

We produce seven plays per year from September to June, a drama or two, maybe one more edgy, but mostly comedies.

THEATRE BUY-OUTS:

Any organization may buy out our theatre for $700 ($1000 for musicals) for a private performance on the third Thursday of each production. This is an excellent fund-raising program for any group. Contact Wayd Drake , 479-3557.

Mildred Irene Watt, one of our founders, has written an Early Barnstormers History. She tells the 54 year story of the Barnstormers and lists 207 plays through the 2006-2007 Season. This history is available at the Historical Society Research Library, 5th and K Streets, for $8.