The Anonymous Theatre Company has produced a truly electric night of theatre in cities all over the world. Based in Portland, Oregon, ATC has been producing heart-stopping theatrical events since 2002.

Auditions are held... in secret. The play is cast... in secret. Cast members rehearse the show one-on-one with the director... secretly... and do not learn the identity of the other cast members. On the night of the performance, the actors arrive in street clothes and enter the theatre as if they are members of the audience. They take their seats. They read their programs. They chat with their neighbors. The house lights dim and the play begins... with each actor delivering his or her first line from their seat. The audience gets to see the story happen as if it is happening for the first time... because it actually is happening for the first time.

This was the best night of theater I have ever experienced. The theater was packed, the audience electrified, the performers phenomenal, the production perfect. It was simply astonishing. Thank you for creating such an innovative, high stakes format for theater. You were able to bring the audience and performers together in a true experience of performance art. 
— Barbara Kohnen Adriance, Audience Member

Our Mission

We aim to build community by creating a truly electric one-night-only event.

PORTLAND Production History

  • 2009 – Macbeth – The Armory, Portland, OR

  • 2008 – Rumors – The Armory, Portland, OR

  • 2007 – A Funny Thing Happened…Forum – The Armory, Portland, OR

  • 2006 – The Learned Ladies – Northwest Multicultural Center, Portland, OR

  • 2005 – Don't Drink the Water – Imago Theater, Portland, OR

  • 2004 – Picasso at the Lapin Agile – Artists Repertory Theatre, Portland, OR

  • 2003 – The Importance of Being Earnest – The Electric Company, Portland, OR

  • 2002 – Picasso at the Lapin Agile – Brown University, Providence, RI

What was so amazing was the fact that we got together for one purpose, for one night, without rehearsal, and made an effort to bring the best out in all of us. It was an experience that money could not buy. It seemed to be the proof of the goodness of humanity. Thank you again for creating such a magical production. It was one of my most special moments as an artist.
— ~ Michinobu Iimori, Anonymous Orchestra Member, Portland, OR