This is a big week for us at Third Rail!
We have been preparing to roll out our new Membership Program and our exciting kick-off event was on Monday! It was a huge success. The turn-out was humbling and the entertainment kept everyone thoroughly… well… entertained! We had guest performances by The Bylines, Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble (PETE), Éowyn Emerald and Dancers – just a small sample of some of the programming that will be available to you as a Member! Then, Maureen and Scott filled us in on all the details of Membership – a brand new, intimate, comprehensive way to interact with Third Rail. No other theatre company in Portland (maybe anywhere?) is offering such an opportunity. Get all the details and join us.
Now that the Sneak Peak Party is behind us and the Membership Program is in full effect, we can turn a little bit more of our attention to our big move. As you probably know, we’re starting our residency at Imago this season, a beautiful temporary home. And it’s not just for our productions, but for NT Live, readings, Wild Cards, and our offices! Bringing all of our programming under one roof will help us shore up the foundation of our organization and maximize our ability to serve our Members and patrons. Next week, you’ll get all the details about saying goodbye to the ConWay building and settling into our next stop, as we look toward finding Third Rail’s permanent home in the coming years.
An excellent time was had by all last night at Third Rail’s Summer Sneak Peek and Membership Roll Out Party. There were Wild Card pop-up performances by The Bylines, Éowyn Emerald and Dancers as well as our good friends from Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble. Michael O’Connell and Isaac Lamb led Company Members in a powerful turn at Lear and Darius Pierce and Kerry Ryan presented a no-holds-barred scene as a teaser for our Bloody Sundays. There was a raffle, selfies, much laughter, good conversation, and a fancy gin fizz. We all had a blast! We want to thank AniChe Cellars, Ken Wright Cellars, Laura Widener & Pastry Girl, and Board Member Stacey Gianopoulos for donating delicious wine and food. Were you unable to join the fun? That’s OK — it’s not too late to find out more, become a Member and step inside a whole new way of experiencing Third Rail.
Third Rail Membership
Tomorrow is the big day!!! Please join us at 6pm at Third Rail @ Imago (17 SE 8th Avenue) for our Membership Sneak Peek Party. We’ll have lots of amazing pop-up entertainment, beer, wine, and cocktails, raffle tickets (we’re raffling two Memberships!), and fun presentations from Third Rail Company Members. Come watch performances by Third Rail, Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble, The Bylines, Éowyn Emerald, and more. Come learn more about our exciting and (dare we say?) REVOLUTIONARY new Membership model. Come eat and drink and have an all-around good time with us! We can’t wait to see you.
And, hey, let us know you’re coming? Tickets are free, but please do reserve a spot.
And if you haven’t already done so, check out our Membership write-up in the Willamette Week!
Lastly, if you are the Facebooking type, you can see our invite invite here.
We’re pulling out all the stops for our Membership Sneak Peek!
We are rolling out an entirely new way to engage YOU, our audience, and we want to share the details with you over delicious nibbles and sparkling libations.
Third Rail’s new Membership Program is designed to deepen connections between artists and audiences, and create more opportunity for us all to share in Third Rail’s artistic home. The press is already abuzz, and we’re sure you will be too!
You can expect a surprising evening of entertainment, with sneak peeks of added programming in addition to our Main Stage including:
You won’t want to miss the party of the summer!
Space is limited and registration is required, so RSVP now!
Thank you for your ongoing support of Third Rail and we look forward to sharing the news with you on July 20th!