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Our Goal

Post5 is a diverse company of theatre artists dedicated to the idea that classical theater is truly timeless and not dictated by the age of the script.

Our History

Post5 Theatre started in August of 2011 with three people in their mid-twenties and the dream of staging the beautiful classic- Romeo and Juliet. We picked the courtyard of Mile Post 5, an artist community in Portland, OR to launch our new company with a vision to produce fresh, youthful, ensemble based theatre

2015 saw Post5 moved to the Portland community of Sellwood. Just a short ten-minute drive from downtown, the new space has been a work-in-progress that continues to grow as a hub of creativity for the Portland theatre scene.

In the fall of 2015 Founding Artistic Director Ty Boice and Associate Artistic Director Cassandra Boice handed over the reigns to a new artitic team comprised of Paul Angelo, Rusty Tennant and Patrick Walsh. With new leadership comes new faces, new ideas, and new expectations. For years, the slogan of Post5 Theatre has been “Come play with us.” We now hope you will “Come grow with us.”

Over the years, Post5 has become known as a place to see the stories we have told for centuries (and are likely to tell for centuries to come) in new and exciting ways while still maintaining an edge of youthful energy. This is something that we hope will never change. Our intimate 99-seat theatre doesn’t rely on the machinations that consume massive amounts of the budgets of some of the larger theatres. Instead, we focus our funds into the artists themselves, and then challenge them to create something memorable and special for our audiences.

Our Artistic Team

Paul Angelo

Paul Angelo

Paul holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from SUNY Fredonia and an MFA in Performance from the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. In addition to serving as co-producing artistic director for Post5, Paul is the associate artistic director of the musical theatre company Staged! as well as a director-in-residence with Defunkt theatre.

Directing credits for Post5 include Hamlet and Equivocation; he has also been seen on stage as Brutus in Julius Caesar and Don Pedro in Much Ado About NothingDirecting credits for Staged! include: Les Miserables, awarded the PAMTA (Portland Area Musical Theatre Award) for Outstanding Ensemble and Outstanding Young Performer, Big River which was also awarded two PAMTAs, 13 , PAMTA nomination for Outstanding Direction, Drammy award for Outstanding Ensemble, Parade, PAMTA nomination for Outstanding Direction, awarded Outstanding Ensemble, and Dogfight. Defunkt credits include: The Homecoming, Let a Hundred Flowers Bloom, The Undiscovered Country and Blasted.

Paul has been seen on many stages throughout the Portland area since 2005.

Rusty Tennant

Rusty Tennant

Rusty Tennant is co-producing Artistic Director of Post5 Theatre and Artistic Director of Fuse Theatre Ensemble. He has an MFA in Directing and Performance from the University of New Orleans.

Selected Regional Credits include: The Reason for the Season (Director, Artists Rep), Ten Chimneys (Asst. Director, Artists Rep), A Streetcar Named Desire (Asst. Dir., Fight Choreographer, Artists Rep). As an Actor: Carousel (Gary English, dir. Connecticut Rep), House of Plunder (Ryan Rilette, dir. Southern Rep), Mother Courage (Robert Benedetti, dir. Nevada Conservatory Theatre).

Recent Portland productions: Rope (Director, Bag&Baggage), The Last Days (Director, Post 5), Henry IV 1 (Falstaff, Post5), A Midsummer Night’s Somnambulism (Bottom, Fuse), Sonnetscape (Fuse, Director/Performer), Suburban Tribe (Fuse, Director). Rusty serves as a regular adjunct faculty and guest artist at multiple local colleges and universities. He is also the Producing Artistic Director of The OUTwright Theatre Festival, a celebration of the LGBTQ contribution to theatre held annually in Portland, OR.

Patrick Walsh

Patrick Walsh

Patrick Walsh is the co-producing Artistic Director of Post 5 Theatre. Credits include: Portland Actors Ensemble –Taming of the Shrew; Two Rivers Correctional Institution –Hamlet; Theater Workshop of Nantucket –Red; Temecula Shakespeare Festival –Henry V, Compass Rose Theatre –Look Homeward, Angel; Manitou Stages –The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged); Hangar Theatre –Macbeth, The Empty Ocean, The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon; Chautauqua Theatre Company –The Brothers Size; Victory Gardens –Push Comes To Shove; Rubicon Theatre Project –Lucy Dreaming; Theatre Building Chicago –Fifth of July, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest; Bailiwick Repertory Theatre –Two Spoons, Haram Iran; Mad Hatter Theatre Productions –Chicken Bone Beach; Props Theatre –Closer; Trail’s End Theater – Into the Woods, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Patrick is the Recipient of a 2010 SDC Foundation Observership, as well as a 2011 Chautauqua Theatre Company Directing Fellowship, and a 2012 Drama League Directing Fellowship.

Featured Events

While we’re still preparing to re-open our doors to you, here are some upcoming musicals, stand-ups, dance and ballets, classical and operas, family shows and concerts in Portland that you may be interested in.

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

Oregon Ballet Theatre is one of only a few companies that performs George Balanchine’s version of The Nutcracker annually (the other being New York City Ballet). You’re invited to follow our heroine Marie on a wild festive adventure that is filled with toys that...

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A Christmas Carol, the Musical

A Christmas Carol, the Musical

Bitter miser Ebenezer Scrooge has nearly humbugged his way through another Christmas Eve when the specter of his former partner, Jacob Marley, appears to warn him that three spirits will visit in the night to lead him through Christmases past, present, and future....

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Mean Girls

Mean Girls

Tina Fey’s Drama Desk award-winning Broadway musical, based on the 2004 Lindsay Lohan film, Mean Girls is out on tour! With a book by Fey, direction by Book of Mormon’s Casey Nicholaw, music and lyrics by Jeff Richmond and Legally Blonde’s Nell Benjamin – which...

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Andrea Bocelli

Andrea Bocelli

One of the world’s most successful classical crossover and multi-instrumentalist performers, Andrea Bocelli’s passion for music has always been with him, since learning to play the piano as a young boy in Tuscany, Italy. Since then, he has gone on to sell 80 million...

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