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Writers and Cast from Stories for Portland!


Well Arts Institute partners with area organizations to offer unique creative experiences for the participants.

Through a series of workshops and rehearsals we guide participating writers through a developmental process bringing their stories to the stage.



  Mask Making

Mask Making


Current Partners

National Alliance on Mental Illness Washington County Center (NAMI)

Portland Vet Center

Northwest Down Syndrome Association

National MS Society: Oregon

Portland Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

Pettygrove Boys and Girls Aid



Director Katy Liljeholm and the cast of Just Like You

Director Katy Liljeholm and the cast of Just Like You


Well Arts provides workshop facilitators, financial and logistical support.  We hire directors, actors, designers and technical crew to produce staged readings.

We work diligently to make sure the experience of the participants is a safe, yet challenging experience.




Actors Hank Lindsley, Sue Ellen Christensen, Stephanie Cordell, and Chris Shields

Actors Hank Lindsley, Sue Ellen Christensen, Stephanie Cordell, and Chris Shields, Bittersweet



Help with publicity, provide volunteer support, and financial and logistical support.

We are always eager to explore new project ideas.

Could your organization benefit from a Well Arts Institute workshop? 




Actors Nicole Child, Cecily Overman

Actors Nicole Child, Cecily Overman


We would love to hear from you!  Our board considers new partnerships every January for the upcoming season.

In order to begin the process:

Call our Artistic Director, Katy Liljeholm, at 503-459-4500 or email her by clicking here.



  • Katy will set up a meeting with you to give you more information about the kinds of programs we do, and to discuss your needs and ideas.
  • We’ll ask you to fill out a Partnership Assessment after the meeting, outlining what your goals are for the clients of your organization participating in the project and what needs we’re filling for them, together!
  • If/when the board approves the partnership, the facilitator will sit down with you and create a Program Plan that includes basic approach, as well as marketing and fundraising plans and timelines.
  • Then we’ll enact the plan!  And voila, a show will be born!


Rehearsal, Just Like You

Past Partners

We have been proud to partner with some of the most recognized healthcare providers and social service agencies in our area, including:






Recovery Right Now writer

Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU)
Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
The Veterans Administration Medical Center
InAct, Inc.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Portland Vet Center
National Alliance on Mental Illness (Washington County)
Northwest Down Syndrome Association
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Terwilliger Plaza Retirement Community
SummerPlace Retierment Community
Friendly House
Emmerson House
Elders in Action
Hollywood Senior Center
REACH Community Development


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2710 NE 14th Ave, Portland, OR 97212