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The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2018 presents
Left Hook

May 24 - June 10, 2018
Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 7:00 p.m. / Sundays 2:00 p.m.

The Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center
5340 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR

Left Hook is a fully staged new drama about gentrification and community displacement in 1970’s Portland, set in an Albina boxing club. Written by Rich Rubin, Directed by Damaris Webb.


Confrontation Theatre’s mission is to provoke all-inclusive audiences through excellent, affordable theatre as we confront the unique experiences and perspective of the Black diaspora by focusing on and supporting works by artists of African descent.

With a slew of theatre companies in the Portland metropolitan area, it’s easy to assume there is an adequate proportion of diversity within this vibrant arts hub. Although there are dozens of companies here, only THREE were founded and/or managed by Afro-Americans, Blacks or Africans. With this reality, it’s imperative another company founded and managed by Black women and men gives rise to not only entertain, confront and enlighten audiences but also create more opportunities for Black artists to display and develop their share and share their authentic stories unapologetically.

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