Portland, September 16th. Julie Vigeland, PCPA Foundation member, Gary Maffei, PCPA Foundation board chair and Jeanne Newmark, donor and namesake of PCPA’s Newmark Theatre, celebrated Portland Center for the Performing Arts 25th Anniversary. Opened in 1987, Portland Center for the Performing Arts launched with the “New Theatre Building”, renamed Antoinette Hatfield Hall in 2008. Developed as a public/private partnership to create much-needed performance spaces in Portland, the building houses three distinct theatres—Newmark Theatre, Dolores Winningstad Theatre and Brunish Theatre.
For the 25th Anniversary celebration, PCPA hosted an afternoon filled with free, family-friendly activities open to the public. The day included live performances by Portland Taiko, Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre, Festival Brass and Portland Opera To Go! Visitors were also able to visit with PCPA’s resident arts groups, and take behind-the-scenes tours of the theatres.
The Portland Center for the Performing Arts Foundation is the nonprofit organization that helps PCPA maintain high-quality theaters that attract premier performances to our community. The PCPA Foundation raises capital funds and supports PCPA through region-wide community outreach and advocacy.