Cottonwood in the Flood: a staged reading of a play about Vanport, on May 25th. .


in honor of the 1948 Memorial Day Vanport Flood:

Westminster Cloisters Arts Ministry Presents
a staged reading of a new play

Cottonwood in the Flood

by Rich Rubin
directed by Damaris Webb
technical design by Lara Klingeman

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
Memorial Day, Monday May 25th at 2pm

Westminster Presbyterian Church

1624 NE Hancock Street

$5 suggested donation

or two canned food items to be donated to The NE Emergency Food Program ; no will be turned away for lack of funds
to reserve tickets please write to — by 5pm Thursday, May 21st
Stay to share stories with the artists and Vanport survivors


with:  Anthony Armstrong, Jeb Berrier, James Dixon,
Adrienne Flagg, Joe Gibson, Wrick Jones,
S. Renee Mitchell, Jocelyn Seid, PSM Cassie Skauge


“maybe the finest acting I’ve ever seen at a staged reading” – Brett Campbell Oregon Arts Watch
“It’s got that very particular quality
so often crowed about in art, so rarely actually seen: capital-I importance.” – The Portland Mercury’s Megan Burbank