Downstage Center Productions











Concert Details

LOCATION CHANGE due to poor air quality!!!!

It has been moved to the DCP studio at The Cottage Building at the Historic Academy in Downtown Vancouver. 404 East Evergreen Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98660. We recommend parking in the visitor parking lot on the south side, across from the Vancouver Community Library.

We have some limited supply of folding chairs so bring a comfortable chair if you prefer.

Contact for questions: Gina Mariotti Shapard, 360-601-9760.

Saturday, September 10th

Doors open at 1:00, Concert 2:00-4 PM

  • The West Vancouver home address will be provided upon registration.

  • Local wines by Lot 7 will be available to guests for a donation. Enjoy a glass at the concert. Take home a bottle to enjoy later.

  • Portraits of you and yours by professional photographer, Megan Nefediew, will be available for a donation.

  • Silent auction including items like theatre classes, a round of golf plus cart, and an Italian dinner party.

  • Street parking or one lane of driveway circle spots are available. Carpooling suggested.

  • A donation of $20 - $40 is suggested for each ticketed attendee. Children under 10 years old are free..

  • 100% of the proceeds go toward student scholarships and their productions.

  • If the concert is canceled due to weather, a refund will be provided.

  • Questions? Email downstage.center.productions@gmail.com


We welcome Aram Arslanian, a PNW folk rock musician to the garden.

Aram Arslanian performs regularly as a solo act, as the lead guitarist for Taken By The Sky, Portland's premier Fleetwood Mac tribute act as well as Vancouver’s own Lincoln’s Beard. Using the moniker Orphan Train, Aram has released five albums of original songs since 1998. The most recent ‘Exiled’ was recorded at Aram’s Kingsley Garden Music Studio where he records and produces a myriad of music artists from Portland/Vancouver.

Prior to arriving in the PNW, Aram spent time in L.A. working as a TV/Film composer and record producer. Some of the artists he has supported over the years include Lisa Marie Presley (music director 2002-03), Sandra Bernhard, Rilo Kiley, Fabian, The Watson Twins, Fernando, and James Low. All the while, he released his own music to critical acclaim.

In his solo act, Aram performs unforgettable 20th century classics : Buddy Holly, America, Beatles, Cat Stevens, Simon and Garfunkle, Johnny Cash, James Taylor, etc. Accompanying his dynamic tenor voice on both guitar and piano, he brings a warm and familial vibe to any environment.





DCP's Mission

Downstage Center Productions is an actor's training ground that aims to build a more equitable stage in Vancouver, Washington. Our mission is to elevate the voices of our community through theatrical education and performance. We provide skills designed to develop confidence and insight, inspiring passion and courage to face the challenges of life, both on and off stage.

Core Purpose
Downstage Center Productions is a non-profit 501(c)3 that raises money for student scholarships and theatre productions to inclusively elevate voices of ALL our youth in SW Washington. Our classes teach the craft of acting while inspiring a love of the performing arts. Our young artists gain skills and confidence to take with them into their future endeavors.

All students belong at DCP.
We do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability.
Our motto is "inclusive or bust"!