Cottonwood in the Flood
A 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.
Anthony Armstrong, Jeb Berrier, Joe Gibson, S. Renee Mitchell,
Theresa Park, Josiah Phillips, Seth Rue & Jocelyn Seid
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