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

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+)