Damaris Webb: Bicoastal Performer, Teaching Artist, and Theater Maker

Cottonwood in the Flood returns to the stage next week AND two reviews!

CottonwoodInTheFlood:PublicDomainCerimon House Presents
Cottonwood in the Flood
by Rich Rubin
directed by Damaris Webb

“maybe the finest acting I’ve ever seen at a staged reading”
- Brett Campbell Oregon Arts Watch

“It’s got that very particular quality so often crowed about in art, so rarely actually seen: capital-I importance”
- The Portland Mercury’s Megan Burbank

Thursday 2/19 7:30 evening
Saturday 2/21 2:30 matinee
Sunday 2/22 2:30 matinee
Monday 2/23 7:30 evening

The Little Church 5138 NE 23rd Avenue (1 block North of Alberta)
tickets $15 general, $5 students & seniors

to reserve tickets please write to reservations@cerimonhouse.org

Technical Design by Lara Klingeman

Anthony Armstrong, Jeb Berrier, Joe Gibson, Wrick Jones,
Kristen Lang, S. Renee Mitchell, Seth Rue, Jocelyn Seid & Shelley B Shelly

An engrossing full-length drama about the African American experience in 1940’s Oregon and the rapid rise – – and even more rapid fall – – of the city of Vanport. Co-winner, 2012 Fratti-Newman Political Play Contest (Castillo Theatre,
New York) & Finalist, 2012 JAW Festival (Portland Center Stage)


Review of Deception

PCTG-logo11Here’s an Oregon Arts Watch review of the staged reading of Nancy Moss’ Deception (Directed by Jane Ferguson), that I performed in, as part of Portland Civic Theatre Guild’s 2014-15 Season and the 2015 Fertile Ground Festival!

directing Cottonwood in the Flood – a new play about The Vanport Community




January 22-24, 2015 Fertile Ground 

An engrossing full-length drama about the African American experience in 1940’s Oregon and the rapid rise – – and even more rapid fall – – of the city of Vanport.

I’m directing a staged reading of this wonderful new play by Rich Rubin, co-winner, 2012 Fratti-Newman Political Play Contest (Castillo Theatre, New York) & Finalist, 2012 JAW Festival (Portland Center Stage).
Thursday January 22nd at 7:30
Friday January 23rd at 7:30
Saturday January 24th at 2:30 
join us for a talk-back panel following the matinee

at Performance Works Northwest 4625 SE 67th Avenue  
Tickets $5 cash at the door
Manage your Fertile Ground pass at boxofficetickets.com
or email fertileground@boxofficetickets.com

Anthony Armstrong, Jeb Berrier, Joe Gibson, Wrick Jones, Kristen Lang, S. Renee Mitchell, Seth Rue, Jocelyn Seid & Shelley B Shelley. Technical design by Lara Klingeman, PSM Cassie Skauge

produced in Association with PassinArt & the 2015 Fertile Ground Festival

The Box Marked Black at Willamette University – EXTENDED DUE TO HIGH DEMAND

Friday, October 24 @7:30pm –  SOLD OUT
Saturday, October 25 @7:30p
Willamette University’s M. Lee Pelton Theater
289 12th St SE, Salem, OR
Buy Tickets


Two Reviews in for “Good People” playing now through October 5th

Broadway World says “Clackamas Rep Deftly Depicts the Struggles of GOOD PEOPLE” & Oregon Artswatch reports “GOOD PEOPLE at Clackamas Rep has some spine beneath the laughter!”


Come see me in “Good People” at Clackamas Rep running 9/19-10/5


Clackamas Repertory Theater 9600 Molalla Avenue
Thurs-Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2:30 pm

For Tickets & Directions

The action takes place in the notorious “South Boston” neighborhood where Margie Walsh lives a hard-scrabble life, taking care of her disabled daughter, working at the local dollar store and playing bingo. When she loses her job, she visits an old high school flame who she claims owes her a good deed. Things get ugly and funny when she invades his home to see if he is still “Good People.”

Written By:David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed By:David Smith-English

Stevie: Sam Levi
Dottie: Cyndy Smith-English
Jean: Amanda Valley
Mike: Doren Elias
Kate: Damaris Webb

I’m teaching July 7-12th deep play practices as part of Life.Art.Being Integrative Arts Festival

Festival Schedule 

The festival is an accessible and delightful week of devoting to what we love most — the wise earth, presence, embodiment, & authentic expression. Called”integrative arts” because these practices bring our whole self into the room and into greater integrity on the level of body/mind as well as spiritually & socially.982140_orig-1

Please join me for a Staged Reading of “Colored Girls” at PCS


A staged reading directed by Jerry Foster
Monday, June 16, 7:00pm

Portland Center Stage’s
Ellyn Bye Studio Theater
128 NW Eleventh Ave

Tickets $5.00

With: Skeeter Green, Shalanda Sims, S. Renee Mitchell, Shelley Matthews, Damaris Webb, Ashley Williams & Kristin Robinson.

Stay for the post reading panel, “Love, Laughter, Liquor and the Lord: How We Made It Over” - a conversation on the health and being of women and girls of color, facilitated by: Crystal Roberts, J.D., Urban League Young Professional – Community Outreach Executive Committee Chair

PassinArt Theater Company, Project1VOICE and Portland Center Stage present this staged reading in partnership with the Portland Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Urban League of Portland Young Professionals.

My Walk Has Never Been Average – staged reading

1526741_1405205196390834_759837352_nHappy to be part of this fabulous ensemble!

Back by popular demand My Walk Has Never Been Average written by Roberta Hunte and Bonnie Ratner, directed by Catherine Ming T’ien Duffly, will return to the stage on June 7th at Self Enhancement, Inc. The performance is followed by a community forum sponsored in part by Oregon Humanities (OH), a statewide nonprofit organization and an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, which funds OH’s grant program. The performance is presented by the August Wilson Red Door Project and Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. 

See the full press release at:


The Box Marked Black back by popular demand!

The Box Marked BlackFriday, May 30 @7:00pm
at Cerimon House
5131 NE 23rd Avenue
(one block north of Alberta)

Suggested donation $20/ sliding scale at the door

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