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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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!”
Clackamas Repertory Theater 9600 Molalla Avenue
SEPTEMBER 19 – OCTOBER 5, 2014
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
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.
FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE/WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF
A staged reading directed by Jerry Foster
Monday, June 16, 7:00pm
Portland Center Stage’s
Ellyn Bye Studio Theater
128 NW Eleventh Ave
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.
Happy 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:
Friday, May 30 @7:00pm
at Cerimon House
5131 NE 23rd Avenue
(one block north of Alberta)
Suggested donation $20/ sliding scale at the door
I am teaching a Deep Play Workshop at Manzanita’s Center for the Contemplative Arts on Saturday, April 19, 1 – 4 pm. If you would like to know more about the practice of Deep Play, please visit my webpage on workshops for the performer.