About Us

Hey! We are Chapel Theatre. Corinn and Illya deTorres opened this space in February 2018 after renovating the old church space into its current form. Chapel Theatre has been home to TriptheDark Dance Company, Chapel Theatre Co, plus so many other dance, comedy, and theatre companies since opening our doors. We provide space for your plays, dance performances, rehearsals, and private events. Seeing work come to life, seeing how the arts transform conversation and inspire audiences; these are the things that fuel our passion to create this space that is welcoming to all. Here, we believe that black lives matter, that BIPOC voices have an important place in the arts, that LGBTQ+ folks are part of our thriving community, and we are not a welcoming place if you disagree.

Combined, Corinn and Illya have over three decades in Portland and its accompanying arts and culture scene, and recognize that the integrity and individuality that has made Portland an international touchstone is not exclusive to within its city limits. Corinn and Illya are committed to fostering the arts in Milwaukie both through the connections they’ve made in Portland and in the community they now call home.


Corinn deTorres

  • Theatre Director

Illya deTorres

  • Technical Director

Dug Martell

  • Lead Technician
  • Lighting Designer

Amanda Healy

  • Lead Educator
  • Production Assistant

Taylor McDougall

  • Adult Dance Instructor

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Leah says:

    Great atmosphere.


  2. Julie Stefan says:

    A little late for this year but check out my etsy site. would love to do this if you have it next year or any other art events.


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