The Measure of Innocence takes a close look at systemic racism in the United States through the lens of the criminal justice system and prison industrial complex. We realize that PoC‘s or people whose lives have been affected by incarceration may feel isolated in an audience, as they may be the only representatives of these groups in the theater while these sensitive themes are being played out on stage. With this in mind, we invite BIPoC audience members and those whose lives have been impacted by incarceration to join us on Saturday, March 21st at 7:30 pm. Our goal is to create a comfortable and safe environment for watching the show and supporting the work of a PoC playwright and actors; audience advocates will be on hand to provide support in potentially triggering moments. The evening will also feature the opportunity for a post-show discussion, led by facilitator James Dixon, to further explore the themes of the show in a safe and supportive environment.
We are offering $15 tickets for this PoC Night, using the code Claudio when booking tickets online, by phone, or at the door.
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.