ASOC is a 501-C3-community performing arts organization, based in Astoria, Oregon. Since 1983, our mission has been and continues to be to strengthen our community through cultural enrichment while supporting regional economic growth. As the dean of local community theaters, we serve Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington through producing, educating, presenting and preserving local Theater Performing Arts Culture and regional folklore primarily through our annual summer melodrama SHANGHAIED IN ASTORIA, entering its 25th season beginning July 9th 2009. ASOC performances take place in the ASOC Playhouse on West Bond Street in the Uniontown area of Astoria.
WHAT WE DO
For over 25 years ASOC has aspired to create shows that are exceptional and reputable, for all ages and backgrounds, that create a connection between artist and audience through live theater, while at the same time, bringing cultural enrichment through sharing local valued traditions. ASOC’s strength as an artistic force is to bring the live theater performances such as SHANGHAIED IN ASTORIA to the people as its appeal plays to a wide divergence of backgrounds which in turn, has created a public devotion. We do this by sharing the folklore traditions of our community through live action, song, dance, storytelling, history, humor and interaction.