The Dream

The Dream

our Mission


Theatre Viscera is a Portland, OR based theatre group dedicated to telling queer stories, supporting queer artists, and educating the community on queer issues.

In the coming years, Theatre Viscera hopes to bring queer dramatic works—whether written, performed, or otherwise—to Portland stages while upholding the values integral to our community: Everyone’s story should be heard. Words mean something. Pay your artists.


I have a duty to speak the truth as I see it and share not just my triumphs, not just the things that felt good, but the pain, the intense, often unmitigated pain. It is important to share how I know survival is survival and not just a walk throught the rain.
— Audre Lorde

Our story


Theatre Viscera was created in 2018 by Avery Kester, Jenna Cady, and Jojo Miller.

The three founders met while studying at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. While studying together, they discovered a mutual drive to give voice to queer artists, including themselves. That drive led to producing Ride It Out, a play by founder Avery Kester, in the summer of 2019.

As Theatre Viscera grows, the groups aims to achieve nonprofit status and become a valuable member of the Portland theatre community.