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.




Jeanette Swafford, Fierce Love

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.





Current Partners


United Cerebral Palsy of Oregon and SW Washington

Returning Veteran’s Project

Wise Counsel and Comfort



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

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

For more information please contact office@wellarts.org.


Actors Stara Shakti, Kristen Olsen-Huddle, What's Important is the Story
Stara Shakti, Kristen Olsen-Huddle, What’s Important is the Story

Past Partners

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

Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU)
Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
The Veterans Administration Medical Center
InAct, Inc.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Portland Vet Center
Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.

Boys and Girls Aid of Portland, Pettygrove
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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Updated on 2015-03-28T16:24:42+00:00, by HHH.