Bag&Baggage invites you to the next BRAVE SPACE, welcoming the opportunity to hear and learn from those whose lives and stories should inform our social justice efforts.
We are reaching out to YOU specifically because you:
You are a recommended friends or family of a company member,
You are a member of our Board or one of our artists, and we believe our organization can benefit greatly from being involved in these listening sessions; or
You are a local community leader who has shown a commitment to social justice and equity.
Coffee and lite snacks will be provided, come early to chat with each other about the Brave Steps taken to make a difference in our community.
Before regularly scheduled Sunday matinee, of The Measure of Innocence, our guest speaker(s) will be welcomed to The Vault, and offered the chance to tell us their stories, to lift their voices, and give us all the benefit of their lives, and experiences. Our attendees are asked to give these voices their full attention, to be present, and to listen with love, respect, and kindness.
Donna Hayes, from Chicago Illinois. Mother of 5 and grandmother of 20 something. Feb. 9, 2017, her grandson was murdered by a Portland police officer and it was the beginning of my fight for justice which to date they have not received. She is an early member of Pacific Northwest Family Circle. Her job and passion is looking for the family in order to bring them into the fold so that they can have the support and not feel alone.
This is an organization that is uniting Oregon and Washington families to struggle on behalf of their loved ones for police accountability. They are an all-volunteer group that supports the families who were killed or injured by police. The present fight is Oregon DA for the People.
Terrence Hayes, represents two organizations- he is a leader in Liberation Literacy, a political study and re-entry organization for folks who are doing or have done time at CRCI. He also is a part of our organization and campaign Oregon DA for the People, fighting for an end to the racism and classism of over-prosecution, policing, and prisons by building a powerful coalition to influence the candidates and policies of the District Attorney- in the upcoming elections in Multnomah and Clackamas County.
Bag&Baggage Productions is back with a full season of thought provoking remarkable plays!
We are all reemerging, reconnecting refocusing on what is important in this world, what's important to us personally. We have a 2022/23 season that is rich with that, and more. The plays we bring you are focused deeply on the human condition. They are funny, heartwarming, heavy, touching, uplifting... they explore the full range and depth of our humanity.
We are still connecting to the stories we carry with us. Connecting to timeless narratives. Storytelling has been a way to connect since the beginning of the human race, and we hope you all will join us in recognizing the social importance of that truth. B&B is proud to be bringing you stories from a plethora of perspectives as we work to tell stories that speak to our neighbors, friends, and family from a global perspective. These voices are important and relevant to our lives, our time, and our community.
We are in a state of transition. We are growing and changing, and frankly we are so excited for the future. The 2022/23 season is gonna be awesome! The plays are amazing and it is our great privilege to bring them to our home in Hillsboro.
We'll see you at the vault!
- TS McCormick, Managing Director
We Have a Responsibility to Our Community and to Ourselves...
Bag&Baggage’s mission is to crack open and explore the classics of world literature through innovative and provocative theatrical productions, connecting these great works to the people in our diverse community in a way that affirms our shared humanity. As the only professional performing arts organization in Hillsboro, we believe we have a responsibility to connect our work to the lives and experiences of the people who call our community home.
Taking Photos in the Theater
While we ask you to turn off your phones during the show, we’re happy to have you taking photos before or after the performance! If you post photos on social media or elsewhere, please credit the designers who have brought this show to life:
Please note that photos are prohibited during the performance, and photos of the stage are not permitted if an actor is present.
We ask all visitors to The Vault Theater to take a personal moment to acknowledge and honor the Atfalati band of the Kalapuya tribe, upon whose ancestral lands this building stands. We pay our respects to elders both past and present.