HELEN BUTLER
Board Member

CLASSES:
Keeping true with our mission, taught by working artists and educators, we offer free theater classes for youth of all ages. (email info@worldstagetheatre.org for details)

THE ART OF...MASTER CLASSES/WORKSHOPS:
Professionals offer insight into their world.

SUMMER CAMP:
Taught by working artists and educators (July through August) students K-12 are submerged in music, movement, and monologues, ending with a performance for the community.

IN SCHOOL/AFTER-SCHOOL...
World Stage Theatre's teaching artists partner with schools and teachers introducing students to role-playing, creative exercises, improvisation, physical movement, breathing, vocal warm-ups, and other basic performance techniques designed to coincide with classroom curriculum. 

WHO I AM CELEBRATING ME...
An annual celebration of culture, past, present, and future, highlighting a montage of African-Americans. Visit www.wiacm.info for further detail, to schedule a performance at your school, business or organization or to purchase tickets for our upcoming performance.

SHALANDA SIMS

Founder

TIM BUTLER
Board Member

"Thank you for all you do in the community, for taking my daughter in and increasing her confidence."
                                                   ~Parent 

World Stage Theatre is a multi-cultural, multi-generational arts organization with a focus on history,  literature, music, storytelling through original works designed to catapult performers and audience members into social consciousness by integrating fantasy, fiction and a pinch of reality.  


Through arts, education, and advocacy, we create platforms to amplify disregarded voices while building bridges of unity to disband isms.

We see arts and culture as the centerpiece of our community development table creating a gathering where connection and collaboration foster partnerships far east, south, west, and north.

Birthed out of a desire for change in the arts and Portland Metropolitan community, in storytelling and the narrative, the first annual Who I Am Celebrating Me event was performed at Nike Inc. in celebration of Black History Month.

World Stage Theatre celebrates service to our community through performances, creative conversations, partnerships, projects and volunteer opportunities at schools, college universities, businesses, and organizations.    

volunteering

We receive more than 7,500 volunteer hours each year to help make the difference in the lives of youth and adult artists.  Find out how to become our partner.

recent programs

Imagination Express Summer Camp serves 150 youth grades K-12.

Who I Am Celebrating Me 2018 expanded into Black History Festival NW reaching more than 30,000 people.

ELIZABETH LENZEN-LOMBARDI

Board Member

ANNA LEIGHTMAN

Board Member

LEANNE BROWN-OWENS
Board Member

Fantastic night at the Beaverton City Library tonight for the World Stage Theatre's "Who I Am - Celebrating Me: A Black History Retrospective"

I sat there by myself, amidst a host of others, with tears in my eyes. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Absolutely loved the Q&A with the cast at the end.   
   ~Gunnar S. (audience member)

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SHAWNTE SIMS
Board Member

Imagine. Explore. Create. Grow

mission & vision

The mission of World Stage Theatre is to provide exploration, experience, and exposure to underserved youth interested in the performing arts while providing culturally relevant, live performances and arts education for the community.