AMERICAN THEATRE | 3 Portland, Ore. Firms Be part of to Type Cuomo Theatre Collaborative

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CoHo Theatre in Portland, Ore.

PORTLAND, ORE.: CoHo Productions, Third Rail Repertory Theatre, and Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble (PETE) have all joined forces to ascertain the Cuomo Theatre Collaborative, a brand new efficiency venue in Portland’s Slabtown neighborhood that may protect and develop on the present CoHo Theatre on Portland’s NE Raleigh Road. The Cuomo Theatre Collaborative will function a brand new constructing for small to midsize theatres equivalent to Third Rail and PETE, and can function an area to nurture artists and the performing arts. The Cuomo Theatre Collaborative will function beneath a mannequin of collective management, artist empowerment, and inexpensive entry.

The brand new efficiency venue was a enterprise begun by the late Philip Cuomo, CoHo’s producing inventive director, who died in November 2021. Cuomo had dedicated to buying a efficiency venue on NW Raleigh Road to safeguard it in opposition to expansions in Slabtown that might threaten its existence as a performing arts venue. Previous to his dying, Cuomo had negotiated buy phrases with the constructing’s proprietor, secured assist from a basis and two beneficiant particular person donors and engaged an architect to design renovations which might remodel the house right into a multi-functional inventive middle for the neighborhood. Since his dying, the Philip Cuomo Household Basis has got down to full his unique mission: to safe a everlasting dwelling on the CoHo Theatre constructing for a consortium of performing arts organizations in Portland.

Coho Productions was established 26 years in the past as a basis for rising artists that offered important inventive sources, alternatives, and networking assist that centered marginalized and oppressed voices in Portland. Third Rail Repertory Theatre was based in 2003 to offer a dynamic inventive dwelling for each audiences and artists in Portland.  And PETE is an organization of artists who make new performs in a collaborative means dedicated to inventive rigor, the enrichment of our native arts ecology, connecting with various audiences and difficult established notions of theatrical kind and content material with revolutionary follow, presentation, and group.

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