Call for Submissions

Season Submissions

For 22 years, CoHo Productions has pioneered artist led co-production as a model of creating theatre. Each season, CoHo solicits scripts and project proposals from Portland’s community of theatre professionals and selects three to produce in partnership at CoHo Theatre in Northwest Portland. The artistic vision is democratic, reflecting the tastes of the Portland theatre community. Seasons are diverse and unpredictable; the sole quality nurtured and insisted on is excellence.

Submissions are selected by CoHo’s Artistic Council, consisting of esteemed members of Portland’s theatre community and CoHo’s Producing Artistic Director.

We are now accepting proposals for our 2018-2019 season (Season 23).  Updated proposal guidelines are available here. A pre-formatted Excel budget worksheet is available here.  A floor plan for CoHo Theatre is available here. Please contact coho@cohoproductions.org with questions.


CoHo Lab

CoHo Lab launched in August 2016 for CoHo Productions to provide dedicated space, time and resources to theatre artists developing new works of performance.

Selected artists receive a 20-30 hour workshop residency to develop their work and artist stipends are provided. Each Lab includes a private/invited showing for the artists to receive professional feedback, then culminates in a ticketed showing for a public audience.

As studio spaces become less accessible, and methods of collaborative theatre-making become more project-specific, CoHo Lab provides a crucial service and extends CoHo’s mission to nurture and support exceptional Portland-based theatre artists.

For audiences who enjoy new work mini-festivals like Risk-Reward and JAW, these casual showings are a rare chance to see a sampler of solo performances, original plays, ensemble devising, one-on-one performance encounters and other exciting performance.

Open Application for upcoming CoHo Lab opportunities:

Please include:

  • Name, contact information and bio
  • Project Title (and author’s name if applicable)
  • Vision Statement
    • include why you are motivated to workshop this project
  • Description of Lab hours
    • include what key element of the project you would explore
  • Describe the scale and content of a presentation to a curated feedback session and possible public showing.
    • List names of people you would invite to the feedback session
  • Key Artists with bios

Please send completed submission to coho@cohoproductions.org