Performance History

DOUBT: A Parable

November 1 - 17, 2019

In this brilliant and powerful drama, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students.


Nathan Bush (as Father Flynn), Linda Capshaw (as Sister Aloysius), Autumn Green (as Sister James), and Meagan Amos (as Mrs. Muller).


Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award


"An eloquent and provocative investigation of truth and consequences. A gripping mystery, tightly written." - Time Out NY


Doubt: A Parable is presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. New York


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777 W Olive Street, Newport, Oregon 97365


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
A Curious Rock Musical
Written and directed by Darcy Hogan
Music direction and compositions by Milo Graamans
Inspired by the work of Lewis Carroll
AUDITIONS: Saturday, October 19th (10:00am - 1:00pm)
At the Newport Performing Arts Center
Callbacks (by invitation only) Sunday, October 20th, 5:30pm


Director Darcy Hogan and music director Milo Graamans seek actors, vocalists, and dancers for the world premiere production of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: A Curious Rock Musical" which runs April 3-19, 2019 at the Newport Performing Arts Ctr. ALL ROLES ARE OPEN.


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Alice, Ms. Liddell, Louis, Carol, White Rabbit, House Mouse, Dodo, Lory Bird, Squirrel, Crab, Caterpillar, Magical Mushrooms, Mock Turtle, Tweedledum, Tweedledee, The Duchess, Cheshire Cat, Nine of Hearts, Deuce of Hearts, Ace of Hearts, Five of Hearts, Queen of Hearts, King of Hearts, The Mad Hatter, The March Hare, The Dormouse, The Jabberwock / The Knave of Hearts, JubJub Bird, The Bandersnatch, Mome Raths, Mimsy Toves, The Borogove, Queen of Clubs / Humpty Dumpty, Executioner.


Please note that there are no dedicated roles for children in this production. However, very experienced younger performers are welcome to audition alongside of and compete for most of the same roles as the adult actors.



By John Patrick Shanley


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Red Octopus Theatre Company, a Non-Profit Organization, has been bringing the very best in comedy,
drama,classics, musicals, and original theatre to the beautiful Oregon Coast for more than forty years.
"Red Octopus Theatre Company is well known for edgy scripts, superior sets, technical expertise
and the highest caliber of actors on the Central Oregon Coast."
- Oregon Coast Today

In 1978, four actors from San Francisco headed North. They landed in Newport, Oregon, joined forces with local actors, and the rest is history ... with the group constantly expanding over the years to include hundreds of talented artists. Past performances were held in a variety of locations in Lincoln County: from local barns, to the Visitor Center of Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center and even the former Naterlin Center (now Newport’s City Hall). Our current home is in the Newport Performing Arts Center, built in Nye Beach in 1988

Ron Miller, Duffy Lederman, Darcy Hogan, Melissa MacDonald, Stacy Fischer, Joshua Lawrence, Milo Graamans.


Directed by Bonnie Ross
The Christmas Show

An Annual Holiday Tradition!
Alice Silverman Theatre


Saturday, December 21st


Join us once again for the Most Wonderful Night of the Year! 


It's the most merriest celebration of all! Enjoy Holiday themed theatre, Christmas music (including "The Twelve Days of Newport"!), and of course... homemade Holiday cookies and hot chocolate!


Hosted by: The Tequila Mockingbirds








Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: A Curious Rock Musical

April 3 - 19, 2020
Alice Silverman Theatre

Written and Directed by Darcy Hogan
Compositions and Musical Direction by Milo Graamans

Inspired by the work of Lewis Carroll


Who are YOU? From the director who brought you 2018's wild and whimsical adaptation of  A Midsummer Night's Dream comes a brand new rock musical adaptation of Alice's Adventures Underground, inspired by the work of Lewis Carroll.  Join us for an incredible, innovative, magical, mystical, musical journey!


A world premiere production!


AUDITIONS: Saturday, October 19 (10:00am)
Callbacks October 20 (by invitation only)






The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

October 16 - November 1, 2020
David Ogden Stiers Theatre

Based on the novel by Mark Haddon
Adapted by Simon Stephens
Directed by Joshua Lawrence


15-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain: He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now it is 7 minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world.


Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play


"A beautiful, eloquent, dazzlingly inventive show about the wonders of life."  - Evening Standard 


To Be Announced

We are proud to take part in Playwrights Welcome, which offers
available tickets to professional playwrights on the day of a performance, free of charge. 

Playwrights Welcome was developed by Samuel French along with Dramatists Play Service, Dramatic Publishing, Music Theatre International, Playscripts, and Rodgers and Hammerstein to provide free access to theatre for Dramatists Guild of America Members. We are invested in the success and artistic health of our industry’s writers and, by extension, the vibrancy of the American theatre. We’re also aware that attending theatre is an integral part of how writers learn their craft and grow as artists. Playwrights who wish to receive a complimentary ticket to one of our productions, through the Playwrights Welcome program, may request one at the box office on the day of the performance. Please note that writers must present their Dramatists Guild membership card when requesting a ticket, and tickets are subject to availability.


In reference to our audition notices:

Most characters we encounter currently are on the binary and are written with he/him or she/her pronouns, and you will see that in the descriptions we provide. But however limiting the descriptions are, our casting seeks to be as inclusive as possible and we invite gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender, and non-binary actors to submit for the roles they most identify with. We will also list race/ethnicity when specific to the character, but are otherwise seeking all races and ethnicities.

Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns.