Vanport Mosaic + OutWright
Dmae features two very different festivals. First up we feature Damaris Web and Laura Lo Fortiâ€‹ co-directors of Vanport MosaicÂ that happens May 26-29 throughout Portland. The 2017 festival of events thatÂ highlights important history of Vanport communities and beyond. This year the festival includes staged readings of two new one-act plays about the American Dream, displacement and Hurricane Katrina from the African American perspective. Then in the second part of the show Rusty Tennant, artistic director of the OUTwright Festival presents a satiric and timely play about gay conversion therapy inÂ Sordid LivesÂ runningÂ May 19-June 11.Â
Vanport Mosaic Festival
May 26-29, 2017
Vanport Mosiac Festival is a Â four-day exploration of the history and legacy of Vanport, Oregonâ€™s second largest city wiped out by a flood in 1948. Through theater, documentaries, historic exhibit, lectures, and tours we honor the experience of those who lived there.
The program scheduleÂ is now available on theirÂ websiteÂ at http://www.vanportmosaic.org/thefestivalÂ
TicketÂ sales and RSVPs for free events are open hereÂ at https://www.eventbrite.com.
Festival events:Â http://www.vanportmosaic.org/festivalevents
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the city of Vanport,Â a temporary housing project builtÂ to accommodate the area’sÂ influxÂ of World War II shipyard workers and their families.Â The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017Â aims to engage Portlanders in an exploration of community histories around the themes ofÂ home, housing, migration, and displacement.
Expo Center (EXPO)
2060 N Marine Dr, Portland, OR 97217
Irvington Covenant Church
4003 NE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97212
Portland Community College, Cascade Campus,
Terrell Hall Auditorium (PCC)
705 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR
Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church (Vancouver Baptist)
3138 N Vancouver Ave, Portland, OR
Sordid Lives by Del Shores
May 19-June 11
Funhouse LoungeÂ located atÂ 432 SE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97214.
More firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-841-6734
More info about Outwright: https://www.facebook.com/TheOUTwrightTheatreFestival/
OUTwrightâ€™s five-year anniversaryâ€™s feature production of Sordid Lives takes us back to a point in our history when gay conversion therapy was considered by many to be a justifiable response to homosexuality. As we head into Trump and Penceâ€™s America, this story is as timely as ever. In this sidesplitting comedy, the audience endures Brother Boyâ€™s detention in a Texas mental health facility, his impassioned battles with psychiatrists and family members, and his eventual and triumphant escape at the hands of the only man he has ever truly loved.
Dave Andrews. Victoria Blake. Landy Hite, Nik Hoback. Jen Lanier, Signe Larse, Ernie Lijoi, Sara Nightingale, Amanda Richards, Rusty Tennant, Michael J. Teufel
Run time: 1:45. Adult language and situations.