fall 2017 – The Crackwalker by Judith Thompson
spring 2018 – Kassandra Terminus by Tania Myren
a new work from the author of The Further Adventures of Anse and Bhule
We Need Your Support
Sowelu could not provide artists the opportunity to bring impactful works to the community without your generosity and good will.
Sowelu is a volunteer-driven, 501-c3 non-profit organization. Since our inception, support from the community has enabled us to create affordable, viscerally engaging performances and to bring educational theater and outreach programs to diverse parts of our region.
Please consider supporting Sowelu with a tax-deductible, year-end contribution. You will receive our thanks and tax ID in a letter for your tax deduction.
or mail to Sowelu Theater at 5706 NE Simpson St, Portland, OR 97218
Join Us in Our Mission
Founded in 1998, Sowelu is a critically acclaimed ensemble known for exploring challenging material with compassion and truth. For casting light into shadow, revealing what goes unnoticed or lacks voice in the world.
It is our mission to:
Create vibrant, original works and contribute our unique voice to the local and national library of performance
Create an awareness of the creative capacity of individuals in all walks of life
Build respect for regionally located theaters who are an integral part of our national artistic topography
Empower artists to create with us and throughout the community
Sowelu New Works in Process is an in-depth program for developing writers and original productions. We provide selected writers with an extensive workshop process, with access to dramaturgical guidance; workshops with actors and directors; and fully realized productions of these new works. This program has recently expanded to include filmmakers.