"...a stark, stunning, riveting theatrical experience..." - The Oregonian
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Gallery  -  Procedures For Saying No – photos by Owen Carey


Post-show panels for Procedures

June 21, 2016

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Please join us after Procedures on June 22 and 30 for lively panel discussions. Discussions are free of charge, tickets for the performances are available HERE.

Processes for Making New Work

Panelists: Linda Austin & Jeff Forbes
Moderated by Amber Whitehall

Wednesday June 22nd
Shaking the Tree Theatre
823 SE Grant St

Join us for this lively panel discussion about different approaches to making new performance. PETE’s intersection with Linda Austin’s work was inspiration for this conversation as a way to start dialogue across disciplines from dance to performance to theatre.

Writing for Devising

A conversation with Robert Quill Camp
Moderated by Rebecca Lingafelter

Thursday June 30
Shaking the Tree Theatre
823 SE Grant St

Director Rebecca Lingafelter leads a conversation and Q&A with OBIE award winning playwright and PETE collaborator Robert Quill Camp. The evening will focus on the challenges and rewards of writing for devising process and the unique way in which Quill worked with PETE to create Procedures for Saying No.


Tickets for Procedures On Sale Now

April 11, 2016


Tickets for Procedures for Saying No are on sale now. We run June 18 – July 2, and each night seats are very limited. Get a space now!


Procedures For Saying No

June 18-July 2, 2016

Tues-Sat at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm and 8pm




OR, The Whale closes Jan 23

January 19, 2016


A huge thanks to everyone who has made it to [or, the whale] so far.

We have just one weekend left, and hope you can join us for this spectacular event.


A few thoughts from the press:

“Original, funny, thought-provoking” – Oregon Arts Watch

“A joyful journey into the mind of a madman” – Willamette Week

“A fully immersive experience that engages multiple senses” – Broadway World

Welcome to The Edge

January 14, 2016


PETE is excited to announce the start of The Edge Society. We’re looking for a deeper connection to our audiences and donors, and to that end, we’re offering several exciting ways to get closer to PETE. Take a look at The Edge Society page and join us.

[or the whale] opens January 9

December 15, 2015


We’ve reached the centerpiece of our constellation, Juli Crockett’s [or, the whale]. For three weeks only we will dive into the mind of the old sea-salt sea captain of the one leg. More info on the production page, but don’t wait to get tickets – the first two parts of our constellation (All Well and Drowned Horse Tavern) sold out very quickly.


The Journey Play Is The Whole Thing

May 13, 2015

The Journey Play Is The Whole Thing:
A constellation of art objects, events and experience

We are pleased to announce our upcoming constellation of performance. Eighteen months of programming will take us from a grog soaked tavern, to the depths of the abyss, out to sea in search of a lost limb, and on into the unknown. PETE has conceived our work in the next year as an interconnected series of art objects, events and experiences inspired by a singular piece of source material.

There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness is the true method

-Melville, Moby Dick

At the center of our constellation is a play: [or, the whale] by Juli Crockett. Beneath this play is a book: Moby Dick, by Herman Melville. PETE will spend the next year digging deeper still, seeking what lies further beneath. Our full ensemble of associate artists and founding members will work together on each project, creating resonance between each individual performance and the constellation’s whole. We have an ambitious journey ahead. We hope you will join us.

The first four events of The Journey Play Is The Whole Thing are:

Drowned Horse Tavern: July 9-12, 2015

All Well: October 29-November 1, 2015

[or, the whale]: January 9-23, 2016

Procedures For Saying No: June 18-July 2, 2016


Drowned Horse Tavern

May 12, 2015


Batten down the hatches and clutch your grog tight – in Drowned Horse Tavern drunken sailors meet to tell tales of shipwreck and lurking leviathans, to sing songs of adventure and loneliness, to whisper of the unfathomable sea within. PETE will spin vaudeville, live music and visceral performance into a raucous evening of salty cabaret as part of PETE’s The Journey Play Is The Whole Thing: A Constellation Of Art Events, Objects and Experience.

Get tickets now

Drowned Horse Tavern

July 9-12 at 7:30pm

Drowned Horse Tavern is a part of Summerfest at CoHo Theatre. See CoHo’s website for more on all of the amazing Summerfest shows.


CoHo Theatre

2257 NW Raleigh St

Portland, OR 97210