The Ape Theater is a small nonprofit and we need your help.
Recently, the building The Ape Theater has called home for over a year was purchased by Community Development Partners from Long Beach California and The Alberta Abbey Foundation appointed a new Executive Director.
The Ape needs a new home.
The Ape needs a space to continue our programming and classes.
A space that includes enough room for a theater with backstage, lobby, classroom space, rehearsal/community space plus an office space in a vibrant neighborhood with high foot traffic. We’re open to weird and unusual spaces. Please help us find The Ape Theater and her community a new home.
Sunday 9/30 is our last day at The Abbey.
HELP KEEP PORTLAND WEIRD
Experimental theaters like The Ape are an integral part of any progressive community. If you feel inspired to join us, a few ways to get involved:
• Have a connection or idea about a space for The Ape? Weird and/or unusual spaces definitely considered.
• Spread the word with your community that The Ape needs a new home.
• Volunteer - Do you have a special skill you’d like to share or some time to donate?
• Interested in collaborating, investing or becoming a sponsor of The Ape Theater?
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The Ape Theater is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, your generosity is tax deductible. It takes a lot of bananas to keep us going. Please consider donating to The Ape.
The Ape Theater looks forward to building on what we’ve created this past year and to continue serving our community of artists and patrons by our offerings of classes and shows that engage the senses in an artistically complete and exhilarating way.
LISTEN HERE! Craig Cackowski has Brunch With Chris.
Legendary improviser and teacher Craig Cackowski stops by The Ape and talks Chicago, the value of list making and his thoughts on Improv.
What is The Ape Theater?
A cool little theater space built by artistic collaborators and couple of over 20 years, Alissa Jessup and Chris Caniglia.
After living in New York City and Los Angeles for the past 15 years, the couple recently moved back to the Pacific Northwest to live a fuller artistic life, closer to their hearts and her family.
mindset that asks us to challenge each other to dig deeper, dream bigger, and develop work with the highest of standards.
History of The Ape in Portland
Last summer, Alissa and Chris transformed a 600 sq ft. grungy basement space with smoke stained walls into an intimate 35 seat theater, invited some of their most creative and funny friends to come play and The Ape Theater was born. Since our inception a year ago, The Ape has grown into an artistic space where diverse performers from around the country have come to share their craft with Portland audiences.
We are a collection of award-winning artists and storytellers of all stripes, including playwrights, actors, filmmakers, musicians, improvisers, comedians. This first year we have devised an original musical, facilitated corporate improv workshops, produced live shows and podcasts with performance artists, stand-up comics, authors, and musicians.