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ABOUT US > Who Are We?
President Sig Dekany

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 - 541-479-3557


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.*


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 Arts People. Rent is $100 a day for events with no admission charge. Contact Wayd Drake, theatre manamger,

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.