Who We Are

Who We Are

Magenta Theater is a community theater in Vancouver, Washington, located in the heart of the downtown arts district. Portland and Southwest Washington is already home to a number of theaters, so why the need for another?

It all started with one director’s quest to find relevant contemporary material for local artists to perform. “Something to make people laugh, yet with enough substance to make people think.”  There were ample materials on the market, but finding pieces that matched the personality and interests of the director, her actors, and the community proved to be a little more difficult.  The director set about writing a full-length comedy play dealing with issues facing families in modern times. When the play was almost finished, the question of "Where to perform?" arose. Out of that process came the idea to start a theater company.

Magenta Theater was Born

Magenta Theater is committed to quality performance and bringing to the stage known comedies, mysteries and dramas. In addition, Magenta encourages creativity through its improv team (MIT), promotes education through Academy, and hosts a variety of local artists from playwrights and performers to musicians. The company is founded on artistic excellence with all productions reflecting the cast and crew’s commitment to give 100% of their talents and energies.

Volunteers play a huge part in Magenta’s success.  Besides the obvious need for actors, an extensive behind-the-scenes crew is required for each show.  Opportunities are available in the following areas: assistant director, stage management, stagehands, lights and sound technicians, makeup, costumes, props, set design, set construction, house management, ushering, concessions, publicity and clean-up crew. Click here to contact us if you are interested in volunteering.  You pay no fee to be a part of Magenta Theater!

Mission Statement

Founded in 2002, Magenta Theater enriches the Vancouver/Portland area with Mainstage Productions, Special Events and Theater Education.

Magenta exists to create community one stage at a time.

We Value Integrity & Quality.  We Respect Faith & Family.