Year of origin: 1989
Fed ID # (triangle productions! is a 501-c-3 not-for-profit) 93-1035820
General email: email@example.com
Phone number: 503-239-5919
Mission Statement: The mission of triangle productions! is to entertain and educate through the celebration and presentation of contemporary live theatre, and to promote diversity and acceptance through the presentation of accessible, high-quality productions addressing a broad range of social and political issues.
Non-Discrimination Statement: triangle productions! certifies that the organization does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, national origin, religion, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, gender, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation or source of income in its employment practices, selecting Board members or in accepting clients for its services or programs.
EDI (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) Statement: triangle’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion has been in existence since its inception and is reflected in its mission statement. These values are essential to the company's mission. In addition to being the right thing to do, we believe it is deeply connected to the company’s core values.
*We advocate interrupting systems of oppression
*We use critical race theory as a lens for analysis
*We are a resource, a collaborator, and a model of inclusive practices
*We are a source of activism
Donald Horn, Don or as his friends call him, Donnie started triangle productions! in 1989 and has been the driving force for the company since the beginning. He also is a playwright with 8 shows ‘under his belt’ including Tonya and Nancy: The Rock Opera, Night with Day, ’69 – the sexual revolution musical, Soph: an evening with the Last of the Red-Hot Mamas, Gracie - a musical adventure, Ari-Maria, The Jim Pepper Project, and TRANSformation.
He holds a BS and MBA from City University and has over 10 published books including, Crumbs of Love and Agapi Mou (in English and Greek). He also is a member of the Dramatists Guild, NAMT (National Alliance of Musical Theatre), and PATA.
Visit his website at: https://www.thedonnieshow.com
Established in 1989 by Donald Horn, triangle productions! has enjoyed a unique niche in the arts landscape of Oregon by producing rich stories told through diverse perspectives, particularly the gay perspective. triangle is one of the oldest theater companies in the Portland metro area and is one the oldest LGBTQ identified theatres west of the Mississippi River. Using the company’s mission, material is chosen with the goal of promoting diversity and acceptance, striving to bring relevant issues to a theatrical setting allowing the audience to be both entertained and educated.
The theatre deeply values both artists and audience members equally, ensuring that each feels included and that every show embodies a core of truth and humanity. Throughout the company’s history it has staged over 250 productions and has brought professional, entertaining and provocative theatre dealing with a wide variety of issues such as AIDS, drug addiction, homophobia, abortion, acceptance, racism and individuality. The company has been recognized by 90 nominations or wins for its productions from Best Production (I Love You-You’re Perfect-Now Change) to Best Songs (“Perverts” and “You’ll be Fine” from ’69 – the sexual revolution musical).
It has earned a rare degree of loyalty from its audiences – with some of its current season ticket holders who have been coming since 1989. Its longevity is due in part to innovative programming and to adapting to an ever-changing market. The company is continually evaluating and improving its services to ensure patrons receive the highest value for their arts dollars. Through Donald’s leadership, the company has opened three theatre spaces within the Portland area, Theater! Theatre!, Flying Rhino, and the company’s present location at the Sandy Plaza.
Over its 29-year history, the company has proven its worth in the state of Oregon and beyond. Providing part-time employment opportunities, hiring all actors, technicians, and musicians as employees while paying at or above minimum wage. The company has always hired actors who are Equity as well as try whenever possible to do more blind casting. It also has toured such shows as Soph, the Last of the Red Hot Mamas, The Jim Pepper Project [Native American Jazz artist], and The Brown Paper Bag Series [anti-lynching plays].