Join us on September 22nd and 23rd for "Notes from the Riverkeepers," new music by artist Holcombe Waller making its world premiere with a regional tour. The musical homily provides a history of crude-oil-by-rail transportation in the Columbia River Gorge; culminating with the nearly catastrophic Union Pacific oil train derailment, spill, and fire in Mosier, Oregon in June of 2016.
“Performance-based work around local environmental issues focusing on the risks of crude-oil-by-rail transport tells the story with names and faces and objects and dates through music and spoken word in a way that the mainstream handling of the topic fails to do,” said artist Holcombe Waller.
Notes was written in response to Waller's three-month artist residency with Columbia Riverkeeper. Following each performance, Stand Up to Oil coalition partners will lead a conversation around oil-by-rail and what you can do to get involved.
9/22 & 9/23–Portland, OR–Headwaters Theater (55 NE Farragut St. #9 Portland, OR)
Doors at 7:30pm, show at 8:00 pm; audience Q&A 9:15pm.
Post-Performance Conversation with Journalist Barbara Bernstein of KBOO Radio, and Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility.
Tickets are $10-26
55 NE Farragut St
Portland, OR 97211
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