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Portland Theater History

March 18th, 2009 by Anne Richardson · 1 Comment · Oregon actor, Side Notes

In 1969, a renegade company of free lance Portland theater artists opened the Storefront Theater on North Russell Street. Portland avant garde theater was born.

Storefront Theater was active until the early 90’s. Henk Pander, David Chelsea and Wendy Westerwelle are some of the Storefront artists who survived the AIDS epidemic which wiped out the leadership core of the group.

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  • 1 Beer and history « Lost Oregon // May 17, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    [...] is located was originally an Italian restaurant, then a tavern, then in 1969 the experimental Storefront Theatre [there’s a post all its own!], then finally, the Widmer [...]

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