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ABOUT US > Who Are We?
President Sig Dekany


WHO ARE WE?
We are a non-profit Oregon corporation with a paid staff of one - the theare 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 theater knowledge and very little donated time. Leave a message on the box office voice mail - 541 479-3558


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.

IMAGINE: Scenes from plays are presented by various local actors on the first Sunday of every month (February - November) at 6 pm. Imagineers meet every Sunday at 6 PM to share a potluck and choose and rehearse scenes to present. All ages and skill levels welcome.

EDUCATION: Our summer youth theatre camps, usually the last two weeks of July, provide a clean, fun, safe environment in which kids can expand their talents. Watch the website for notices.
Eight week Scene It acting classes are offered several times a year. Watch the website for notices of upcoming classes.

THEATRE BUY-OUTS: Any organization may buy out our theatre for $600 ($750 for musicals) for a private performance on the third Thursday of each production. This is an excellent fund-raising program for any group. Contact Judie Erickson, 479-8718 or leave a message on the box office recorder, 479-3557.

THEATRE RENTALS: Our theatre may be used by traveling troupes, musicians, musical groups and one-person shows. Outside performers and their materials must be reviewed and scheduled through our Artistic Committee. Rentals are $80 + 10% of the gate for events which charge admission; $80 + 20% of the gate if we handle advanced ticket sale online with Ticket Turtle. Rent is $100 a day for events with no admission charge. Contact Russ Lloyd, theatre manamger, rlloyd186@yahoo.com.
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.