Our Bodies, Our Stories, Our Communities
Well Arts Institute is a nonprofit, arts organization that explores the health of our community and its members through the reflective lens of the arts.
We partner with local organizations to bring professional artists to facilitate playwriting and oral history theatre workshops for people facing physical illness, mental illness, or social trauma. Our process begins with writing workshops. Facilitators guide participants as they write their stories. Then, a director and the participating writers cast professional actors to perform the stories for the general public in stage readings.
By connecting our community through empathy and creativity, we learn and heal together.
The Unexpected Guest
Written by Gary Gilbert, Gina Mattioda, Julie Mae Muiderman, Bryony Nesbitt
Produced in partnership with The National MS Society: Oregon
Directed and facilitated by Heath Hyun Houghton
Portland Actors Conservatory
1436 SW Montgomery Street
Portland, Oregon 97201-2557
March 14 – March 22, 2014
Fridays at 7:30pm
Saturdays at 2pm
Admission is $10 general, $5 students and seniors.
Featured Season Artist: Jenny Kroik
We are proud to announce a special partnership with regional artist Jenny Kroik, who will be providing art for our Main Stage productions.
Ms. Kroik is a painter and illustrator working and living in the beautiful Northwest.
She received a BFA from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University in illustration and animation, and an MFA in painting from the University of Oregon, where she currently teaches art.
Member since 2005