Below is our core mission when it comes to teaching classes: Shaking the Tree Studio is a laboratory for tomorrow's theatre makers. By using the same principles we hold dear for play-making, we seek to 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.
Fall Classes 2020 September - November
Winter Classes 2020 February 1st - March 19th
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Shaking the Tree Policies
Please CONTACT US if you have any questions, concerns or feedback on Shaking The Tree policies.
Class Cancellations and Refunds Cancellations must be made two weeks prior to the start of class/camp. In the event you cancel within the permitted time, Shaking the Tree will refund tuition less a $50 non-refundable deposit per class/camp. Refunds are not given for cancellations made less than two weeks before the start of class/camp. Full refunds are given if class is cancelled by Shaking the Tree Theatre.
Observing Classes New parents are welcome to observe on the first day of class (for the first 15 minutes) but after that, parents, siblings & friends will not be allowed to sit and observe students during class, even if hidden in the waiting area. We have learned by experience that it is very distracting, and sometimes stressful for students if people are watching and it is not conducive to the creative process. Please do your best to arrive at the end of class and not before.
Class Size Limit In order for students to get the most out of their time at Shaking The Tree, the class size is limited to no more than 10 students for elementary aged students.
Missed Classes Shaking The Tree does not offer make-up classes or credits for missed classes.
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Connect with Us
Box Office: 503.235.0635
Shaking the Tree Theatre is located at 823 SE Grant St. Portland, OR 97214
Look for the Big Blue Warehouse!
Shaking the Tree is in a warehouse space on the NW corner of SE 9th Ave and SE Grant St. The entrance is located just off the parking lot. You are welcome to park in the lot if there is space.
Major Funding provided by
Ronni Lacroute, Jessie Jonas, Ellyn Bye, Ed Hamilton, The James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, The Regional Arts & Culture Council, including support from the City of Portland, Multnomah County, the Arts Education & Access Fund,The Collins Foundation, Oregon Cultural Trust, The Oregon Community Foundation, Prosper Portland, The Rose and David Dortort Foundation, and AGE.