"Among Portland's best theatre companies, putting on a wonderful mix of classic and contemporary with an emphasis on the visual." ~DeAnn Welker, the Oregonian
"I have been gobsmacked by every Shaking the Tree production I've seen!" ~Patron
"What makes Shaking the Tree one of the gutsiest production companies in the city is Van Der Merwe's ability to look straight at enshrined notions about what theater can or should be and tell them to go to hell." -Bennett Campbell Ferguson, Willamette Week
Summer Camps begin on June 24th!
Illustration by Quentin Blake
Summer camps run from Monday - Friday from 9:30am - 12:30pm. We have offerings for elementary, middle school and high school students. Shaking the Tree classes are a laboratory for tomorrow's theatre makers. By using the same principles we hold dear for play-making, we provide students with rich and varied literature, allow them to explore it through immersion, and witness them experience a deeper connection of thought, feeling, and action, as a result. On the last day of each camp, we perform a show for family and friends.
Shaking the Tree Theatre does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person.If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects(such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please EMAIL or contact the box office at 503.235.0635