HELEN BUTLER
Board Member

SHALANDA SIMS

Founder

TIM BUTLER
Board Member

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.

ANNA LEIGHTMAN

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 theater arts education for the community.  

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

recent programs

Our Imagination Express outreach program served over 100 youth this summer.

SHAWNTE SIMS
Board Member

‚ÄčCLASSES:
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)

MASTER CLASSES/WORKSHOPS:
Professional guest artists, offer insight into the arts industry.

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.

AFTER-SCHOOL...
World Stage Theatre's teaching artists partner with schools, introducing students to role playing, creative exercises, improvisation, physical movement, breathing, vocal warm-ups, various aspects that go into a theatrical production and other basic performance techniques.

WHO I AM CELEBRATING ME...
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 to our upcoming performance.

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

We see arts and culture as the centerpiece of our community development table that creates 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 and volunteer opportunities at schools, college universities, businesses, and organizations.    

LEANNE OWENS
Board Member