‘Final curtain’ for Post5 Theatre

Sadly, this theater company, that started in outer East Portland and moved to Sellwood, is closed …

Volunteers helped Post5 Theatre pack up their equipment as they get set to leave their Sellwood location, says Board Member Stefan Feuerherdt.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton

In November, 2014, the “Post5 Theater” company moved from its original location in Montavilla to Sellwood, where then directors hoped it would take root and prosper.

> To read about their last show in Montavilla, CLICK HERE.

Now, two years later, the theatrical company which has been performing in a former church gymnasium at the corner S.E. Milwaukie Avenue and Lambert Street has closing.

“We’ve lost our lease,” explained Post5 Theatre Board Member Stefan Feuerherdt, standing amid folded sets and seating risers.

“The space was just too much for us,” Feuerherdt told East Portland News. “It was going to need too much work, and we just couldn’t keep up with it financially. We thought now is as good a time as any to get out.”

After the last Post5 Theatre show has closed in their Sellwood space, the seating, sets, and risers await removal.

The board decided not to continue in the space in mid-November, causing their final two shows of the season, the Spectravagasm Holidazed show and the “A Christmas Carol” production, to move to other spaces.

“So, we’re in the process of picking up and moving out,” Feuerherdt said. “The company is not folding; we’re hoping to ‘take a breath’ after we close this theater space, before deciding to do next.”

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