Monkey With a Hat On

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.


Ollie was born in Warren, MI, the year the Detroit Tigers won the World Series. He was raised in Ormond Beach, FL, where he could run to the beach in sixty seconds. In 2002 he moved back to the Midwest to attend college and to find out what winter is like. For the next six years he drove around and lived in several cities across the United States before finding his home in Portland, OR. Ollie earned a B.A. in Theater from Beloit College, is a graduate of the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, and has studied with The Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford, England.

In 2011, Ollie founded MWAHO and has produced and been the Artistic Director for every production.  He also has filled other roles along the way:

My Americana (2011, 2013, 2015)
Turtle Doves (2013)
My Americana (2013)
Bobby (2012)
The Moon in the Triangle (2011)
Sesos (2011)
My Summer (2011)
My Americana (2011, 2013, 2015)

A Night of Comedy (2012)
The Monkey Party (2012)
The Zoo Story (2011)

Rahkeshar, Sex, Death & Springsteen (2014)
Leo, Turtle Doves (2013)
Smart Pants Salesman, A Night of Comedy (2012)
Ryan, Bobby (2012)
Lou, The Moon in the Triangle (2011)
Robinson, Sesos (2011)
Jerry, The Zoo Story (2011)
Himself, My Summer (2011)

AGxP (2015)
Dive Art (2013-2014)
The Oregon Brewer's Festival (2012-2014)
The Portland Ten Minute Play Festival (2011-present)

For the Ten Minute Play Festivals:

Marie Curie (Mythology, 2013)
Agent Ackhart (Campaign 2012, 2012)
Captain Neno (Space, 2012)
171 Ways (2nd Play Festival, 2011)
Playing in the Rain (1st Play Festival, 2011)

Solving It (Time, 2014)
Channel 6 at 6 (Campaign 2012, 2012)

Poseidon, Marie Curie (Mythology, 2013)
Eddy, Channel 6 at 6 (Campaign 2012, 2012)
Andrew, Agent Ackhart (Campaign 2012, 2012)
Sergeant Randal, Captain Neno (Space, 2012)
Johnny, 171 Ways (2nd Play Festival, 2011)