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

The Box Marked Black at SJCT – Friday Harbor, Washington

The Box Marked Black

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presented as part of
San Juan Community Theater’s
Off the Rock series
Friday, August 26 7:30 pm

SJCT’s Guberman Theatre – 100 Second Street
Friday Harbor, Washington

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Offering Contemplative Dance Practice in Be Space’s annual Life.Art.Being Festival

Life.Art.Being INTEGRATIVE ARTS FESTIVAL
July 17-23, 2016
2016 life.art.being festivalA week dedicated to
creating beauty and practicing presence with the self, the body, each other, & Earth

 

hosted by
Be Space and Shambhala Meditation Center

Full Festival Guide at http://be-space.org/life-art-being/

I will be offering DEEP PLAY PRACTICES: a 3-session Contemplative Dance Practice workshop
Day One: The Four Postures of Mindfulness & Little Disciplines / solo quad practice
Day Two: Corridors / contemplative dance practice
Day Three: Red Square / contemplative dance practice

 

The Box Marked Black at Rose City Presbyterian Church

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Presented by
The Presbyterian Church General Assembly

The Box Marked Black:
Tales from a Halfrican-American growing up Mulatto. With sock puppets!

 

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2:30pm
Rose City Presbyterian Church
1907 NE 45th Ave, Portland 97213

$15 general admission TICKETS AT THE DOOR ONLY

written and performed by Damaris Webb,
directed by Debra Disbrow, dramaturgy by Ashley Hughes
technical direction by Lara Klingeman

Cottonwood in the Flood

CottonwoodInTheFlood:PublicDomainVMFA fully staged drama about the African American experience in 1940s Oregon and the rapid rise – – and even more rapid fall – – of the city of Vanport

Written by Rich Rubin
Directed by Damaris Webb
Produced by Don Glenn & Damaris Webb

as part of the Inaugural 2016 Vanport Mosaic Festival
12 Public Performances:
The Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center
5340 N Interstate Ave 

May 26th – June 12th
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30p; Sundays at 3p

Run time: 2hrs with intermission  – join us for talk-back panels following the Sunday matinees

Tickets available through BoxOfficeTickets.com,

or at the IFCC box office day of performance.

$10-$25, general admission; $5, students and seniors

The Box Office at IFCC will be open one half hour before curtain, as will the upstairs gallery exhibit: The Surge of Social Change, curated by Oregon Black Pioneers.

Co-winner, 2012 Fratti-Newman Political Play Contest (Castillo Theatre, New York) & Finalist, 2012 JAW Festival (Portland Center Stage), staged reading performing to sold-out houses in the 2015 Fertile Ground Festival. More information at www.vanportmosaic.org.

featuring
Anthony Armstrong, Jeb Berrier, Joe Gibson, S. Renee Mitchell,
Theresa Park, Josiah Phillips, Seth Rue & Jocelyn Seid

design
technical design by Lara Klingeman, costume design Wanda Walden,
production stage manager Judith Yeckel

This production is made possible by generous support from 
The Regional Arts & Culture Council, Ronni Lacroute/Willakenzie Estate, The Multnomah County Cultural Coalition & The Oregon Cultural Trust, The Vanport Mosaic Festival, Portland Parks & Recreation, and The Oregon Heritage Commission

performing in “Deception” as part of the 2016 Fertile Ground

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Winner of Portland Civic Theatre Guild’s 2014 playwriting prize, “Deception” by Portland Playwright Nancy Moss tells the story of Anne Winter (Damaris Webb), a young biracial woman who in 1880’s Portland, a single African American woman business owner who is passing as white. When her half-brother Caleb (Joseph Gibson) comes to Portland, he threatens to expose her secret unless she gets him into a high stakes poker game. 

Moss has crafted a love story between Anne and Conrad Ryan (Spencer Baylis Conway), an entrepreneur. Deception also shines a light with historical accuracy on Oregon’s exclusion laws and describes a pivotal time in Portland businessmen pinned high hopes on a railroad that would connect the city to the world at large


Deception
By Nancy Moss
A staged reading directed by Dmae Roberts

Cast: Damaris Webb, Spencer Conway, Joseph Gibson, Amy Newman, Gary Brickner-Schulz and Wynee Hu.

 January 28 at 7:30, January 29 at 7:30 and 31 at 2:00 pm.
Lincoln Hall at Portland State University
1825 SW Broadway

Tickets: $15; $5 student tickets for 1/28
To Purchase Tickets:
• Online at: box-office tickets 
• Or call: 503-725-3307
Part of the Fertile Ground Festival
(Show is appropriate for ages 8+)

performing Ophelia in Oblivion as part of the 2016 Fertile Ground

Ophelia in OblivionTwysted Healing Systahs presents Ophelia in Oblivion – the latest ingenious offering of Creative Revolutionist S. Renee Mitchell – as part of the annual Fertile Ground Festival of New Works. This world premiere staged reading is designed to make you think, laugh, wonder and question – with a bombshell ending that will take you by surprise.

The contextual layers of this drama touch on family dysfunction, multigenerational secrets, the heavy burden of private guilt, the healing power of love, the gift of forgiveness and a reminder that we can never fully anticipate the ways in which karma can sneak up and kick us in the ass.

Friday, Jan. 22, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 23 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Jan, 24, 2:30 p.m.

Celebration Tabernacle Church, 8131 N. Denver Ave

ORDER ADVANCE TICKETS
https://www.boxofficetickets.com/go/event?id=308023

Cast:
* Skeeter Greene as “Ophelia”
* Damaris Webb as “Justice”

* Jacque Dixon as “Chapita”
Crew:
* Director: Bobby Bemea
* Stage manager: Judith Yeckel
* Tech manager: Lara Klingeman

Performing in a choral poem at Portland Actor’s Conservatory

unnamedA choral reading from the book-length poem
US Rivers Highway 1
by Larry Beckett
directed by Lorraine Bahr

 

Saturday, October 17th
7:30 pm
$15

at the
Portland Actor’s Conservatory
1436 SW Montgomery Street

reservations recommended
503-869-1030

US Rivers is made of braid of odes and breath songs. Each coming from an American nexus: A place where history, legend and songs mysteriously cross, when all times coexist.

Rebecca Ridenour, Damaris Webb, Jim Davis,
Jane Ferguson, Larry Beckett, and fiddler Lisa Marsicek

Join me for a reading of a choral poem at Portland Actor’s Conservatory

unnamedA choral reading from the book-length poem
US Rivers Highway 1
by Larry Beckett
directed by Lorraine Bahr

 

 

Saturday, October 17th
7:30 pm
$15
The Portland Actor’s Conservatory
1436 SW Montgomery Street

reservations recommended
503-869-1030

US Rivers is made of braid of odes and breath songs. Each coming from an American nexus: A place where history, legend and songs mysteriously cross, when all times coexist.

Rebecca Ridenour, Damaris Webb, Jim Davis,
Jane Ferguson, Larry Beckett, and fiddler Lisa Marsicek

Look Me In The Eye: Portrait Performance Project

LookMeInTheEyeIf you missed it this summer at City Hall, you have a chance to catch some of the stories again!

Over the past year, Reeva Wortel has been painting portraits and interviewing families in Portland. In this process she has gathered images and stories of the politics, history, and culture of Portland as well as stories of survival, love, and transformation. One of these life size painting portraits & interviews is with myself & my Dad, Ben Webb:

October 3
6:00-7:00 PM
The Webb Family Portrait with Anna Fritz on cello

 

The bar will be open, and the first drink is on Portland Center Stage! There will be light hors d’ouevres.  Also, you can receive $10 off tickets to any performance of Our Town with the promotion code “REEVA”.

I will also be one of the local actors involved in the performance event on September 27th (as well as October 3rd), please see full schedule below:

Lobby of the The Gerding Theater at The Armory
128 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Free event!

Here is the schedule of events for the next two weeks:

September 22
6:00-7:00 PM
Bob and Alazar Manning Portrait with Anna Fritz on cello

September 24
6:00-7:00 PM
The Gavin Family Portrait with Leon Cotter on saxophone

September 27
12:00-1:00 PM
The Wortel Family Portrait and The Damien, Acacia and Bronsin Portrait with Anna Fritz on cello

October 1
6:00-7:00 PM
The Cushman Family Portrait with Leon Cotter on saxophone

October 3
6:00-7:00 PM
The Webb Family Portrait with Anna Fritz on cello

October 4
12:00-1:00 PM
The Brings Plenty Family Portrait and The Cushman Family Portrait with Anna Fritz on cello

 

 

Here is the link to the blog http://www.pcs.org/blog/item/wortel/

Creative Face Time with Portrait Artist Reeva Wortel

Over the past year, artist Reeva Wortel has been interviewing and painting portraits of families in Portland, Oregon. Wortel was awarded a grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council for this project, in which she collaborated with Portland City Hall to create a portrait installation and interactive performance about the city’s politics and culture, development and gentrification. The project examines disparities and similarities of family life in Portland, told through stories of survival, love, and transformation. In this reprise exhibition, Wortel will host her portrait subjects, and discuss with guests the process and relevance of docu-drama work in today’s creative landscape.

 

Reeva Wortel is an interdisciplinary artist who creates narrative portrait-based projects that combine interviews, social commentary, performance, and large-scale installation. Driven by a commitment to develop the technique of portraiture beyond its traditional limits, Wortel has worked in communities as a social worker and teaching artist, honing a technique to narrate the individual stories of our time through her portraiture work, a process that involves in-depth interviewing, photography, painting, performance, and installation. In 2014 Wortel completed her work on SPILL, a play based on interviews and an installation of life-size portraits of people affected by the Deepwater Horizon tragedy and subsequent BP oil spill in the south coast of Louisiana. For SPILL, Wortel collaborated with the Laramie Project  head-writer Leigh Fondakowski. SPILL premiered in the spring of 2014 in Louisiana and will premiere in Chicago in the fall of 2015 and in New York in 2016. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Teaching in Be Space’s 2015 Life.Art.Being Integrative Arts Festival

deep play practices: contemplative dance practice immersion at Be Space2015 Life.Art.Being Festival
Tuesday – Thursday, July 28-30
2:00 – 5:00 pm

Deep Play Practices as well wishers & onlookers:
active witnessing through the act of creation

Deep play clears the way for pure invention

Deep Play, built on the foundation of Barbara Dilley’s Contemplative Dance Practice, is a path to manifesting our birthright as creative physical beings. By learning to slow down, we enliven our responses to the stories that space inherently holds, cutting through obstacles that cloud our direct perception of the current moment.

Improvisation is a fundamental skill for creative process. Using everything we already know, we put our aesthetic judgements on the back-burner and agree to enter a space of not-knowing. Flashes of insight arise while we’re playing, messing around in our sand box of “expressive techniques”. We are surprised, momentarily shocked out of our habitual responses and impulses by surrendering ourselves fully to the present moment. We learn to deeply play, delighting in our curiosity, joining the insight and knowledge of bodymind through a deep listening on many levels of perception.

Come as you are – no experience necessary

Day One: The Four Postures of Mindfulness & Little Disciplines
Day Two: Red Square / contemplative dance practice
Day Three: Corridors / contemplative dance practice

Included in festival pass.  You can also register separately for the Deep Play series, $75.

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