Home to the Portland Ten Minute Play Festival, Monkey With a Hat on is dedicated to providing community and theater for all. Theater empowers us and allows us to share live experiences. It offers a medium for thought, emotion and human histories to be exchanged in real time. This should be accessible to everyone. Both to the audience, where our tickets are always $5; and to the people who want to participate, where we have an open door policy.

We welcome any heart-beating, positive Portlander who wants to get involved—whether for acting, writing, directing or stagecraft. Anyone can attend casting calls, submit a play and apply to be a part of our company. We want you to join the fun! To get involved, all you have to do is click here.


The Portland 10MPF is a collaborative short form theater event with all the plays performed two weekends in a row. Each play is ten minutes or less and features some of Portland’s best theater talent - writers, actors, directors, and crew! The 10MPF is a showcase of contemporary and unique stories that always entertain and inspire our audience. We want you to be a part of it with us!

Casting calls are coming up on January 27th.

Time slot #1: Saturday, January 27th, 11:00am-2:00pm

Time slot #2: Saturday, January 27th, 2:30pm-5:30pm

  • Doors lock for entry at the start-times, so show up 15 minutes early

  • Actors may attend only one time slot and must stay the whole audition in order to be seen by all the directors

  • Our Casting Calls are all cold reads

  • No sign-up needed, no resumes/head-shots to bring and no monologues to prepare, just show up!

  • No spectators - all attendees must be auditioning

  • Be prepared to provide your availability for rehearsals