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Announcing PETE’s Enchantment Under The Sea Dance

February 25, 2015


Portland, we’ve arrived. Here we are in the future. 2015, (the year Marty McFly flew forward). What will come next? A Sunday Night Dance party with PETE! Don your best duds, deck your dancin’ shoes and find a date, (you can bring your mom). We’re gonna twist around the past, shimmy at the future and get down with the present.

Admission includes free drinks, delicious food, a photo booth and video karaoke, live music, performance by PETE and friends, and a dance party featuring the best music of the fifties, the eighties and the future.

Enchantment Under the Sea Dance

(a Back to the Future Ball)

Sunday May 3, 2015, 6-10pm

Venue: Peninsula Park Community Center

700 N Rosa Parks Way, Portland, OR 97217

click here for tickets

Tickets: $25

You can create your own aqua corsage or boutonniere when you arrive, have a splash of spiked punch, take a dip in the photo booth. Then, dive onto the dance floor. The live band promises a swell of sounds sure to make you move, plus a few slow jams for gettin’ close, (and definitely a rendition of Earth Angel). Learn a few briny moves with salty emcees Amy Beth Frankel and Isaac Lamb. Watch out for surprise performance breaks. Plus, PETE will announce our upcoming performance plans for 2015-16! (I bet they have something to do with the sea). Be there or be square. Umm, does anyone have a DeLorean?

Enter THE NIGHT tickets going fast!

January 25, 2015


After a beautiful opening night, shows are filling up fast.

Get your tickets now!

For details on the show check out our production page.

Enter THE NIGHT post-show discussions

January 19, 2015


Join us after Enter THE NIGHT for a post-show discussion!

Fornes in Focus

A conversation about the significance of the work of Maria Irene Fornes in the landscape of American Theatre 

with Olga Sanchez
(Artistic Director of Milagro Theatre)
Robert Quillen Camp (Playwright and Visiting Professor of Theatre at Lewis & Clark College)

Moderated by Rebecca Lingafelter (PETE Company Member and Assistant Professor of Theatre at Lewis & Clark College) 

January 29th @ 9pm
Shaking the Tree Theatre (823 SE Grant St.) 

Drink with the Artists

Join PETE artists for a drink and we will have an informal conversation about PETE, the play, and our process. Think of it like a talk back with beer!Every Friday Night of the Run

(January 30th and February 6th)
9:15 pm
Location to be announced after the show

An Interview with Mark Valadez

January 13, 2015

We had a chance to talk with our sound designer Mark Valadez recently.  He played us some Music of the Ozarks and talked Enter THE NIGHT.  Take a look!



Interview with Mark Valadez from Jacob Coleman on Vimeo.

Introducing Alice

January 8, 2015

We are so pleased to have Alice Reagan in town, directing PETE’s newest show, Enter THE NIGHT by Maria Irene Fornes. Check out this interview with Alice, and don’t miss her directing workshop.


Interview with Alice Reagan from Jacob Coleman on Vimeo.

Give to support PETE’s future

December 10, 2014


PETE Year End 2014 from Jacob Coleman on Vimeo.

We are so grateful to everyone who made our 2013-2014 season a success.  Please consider helping PETE grow in the coming year.

There are so many ways be a part of our team, but perhaps the biggest is simply to donate now. PETE has a year end fundraising goal of $10,000- money that will go directly towards making PETE’s performances possible in 2015. Even a donation of $5 helps us on our way. Small donations make a huge difference.

Happily, PETE is now a participating member in the Oregon Cultural Trust’s tax-credit program. This means that if you donate to PETE, you can give a matching donation to the OCT and get the entire amount back as a tax credit- allowing you to support the arts in Oregon for free. More info on the program HERE.

More ways to help:

-Shop through Amazon Smile and make PETE the non-profit you support.

-Donate stock to PETE by clicking here.

-Get your tickets for Enter THE NIGHT now.

-Share your love for PETE by posting the above video to the social media outlet of your choice and encouraging friends and family to donate. Here’s the link: https://vimeo.com/114073521

All the info about the benefits of donating to PETE are on our contribution page.

No matter how you choose to help, we thank you for making our work possible, and look forward to more.

Tickets For Enter THE NIGHT On Sale Now!

November 21, 2014

We’re pleased to announce that tickets for PETE’s next show, Enter THE NIGHT, are on sale now. The play, by Maria Irene Fornes, will be directed by guest artist Alice Reagan. We open January 24, and seats are limited, so don’t wait. All the details on the show are HERE. We hope you can join us.