About UsHistory & Mission, Non-profit Status, and Strategic Planning.
Portland’s Original Shakespeare-in-the-Parks, since 1970
As one of Portland’s longest running theatre companies, the mission for PAE’s Shakespeare-In-The-Parks program has remained virtually unchanged since its first season: “To bring financially accessible classical theater to Portland communities in a non-traditional environment”. We have stood by this mission for 50 years, and will continue to do so. We are a community service organization and our goal is to share the best theatrical productions possible with all of the people of Portland for decades to come. To learn more, visit our History page.