BARNSTORMERS THEATRE

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:

Interested in your own private showing of one of our productions?  We offer a "buy out", which is a private performance for $700 ($1,000 for musicals).  This can be an excellent fundraising opportunity for your organization, customer appreciation or employee appreciation.  For more information contact Wayd Drake at 541.479.3557 x3.

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.