Fuse Theatre Ensemble Dares:
Our audiences to exit their comfort zones,
Our peers to collaborate before competing,
Our community to manage our resources sustainably.
Shift the Paradigm
Fuse is celebrating over a decade of producing paradigm shifting theatre in Portland, OR, and around the world. The recipient of six 2019 Drammy Awards, Fuse has become a stalwart of politically motivated theatre in the Portland community.
They are the recipient of the 2019 Regional Arts and Culture Council Project Grant, 2019 MCCC grant, 2017 Regional Arts and Culture Council Arts Equity Grant, 2007 Regional Arts and Culture Council Project Grant. They have travelled the world with their production of Suburban Tribe, won Drammy Awards for their productions of Cabaret, Tether: ADHD+BDSM, Under the Influence and for their props design for Artist Rep's The Lieutenant of Inishmore. Fuse has been an ambassador of the Pacific Northwest theatre touring to New Orleans, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Bali, Adelaide, Australia, and Avignon, France.
In less than a decade, Fuse has fostered the creation of 13 original works (Craft/Craeft/Kraft, Slap That Bitch, Suburban Tribe, MySp_ce, #smarter_than_phones, Karaoke Night! (the musical), A Virgin in Neverland, (...), Sonnetscape, Tether: ADHD+BDSM, The Importance of Being Frank, I am an Actress, and unde+ec+able, The Queers, and The God Cluster: a queer pandemic revenge tragedy) while also producing Portland's annual celebration of the LGBTQIA+ contribution to theatre, The OUTwright Theatre Festival as well as BlaQ OUT, a producing engine for emerging works at the Black/Queer intersection. Fuse also serves as a creative home for the producing engines: Fusion, The Cause Cabaret, Kate's Theatrics, and TheatreDust.