The play Kickin’ Sand and Tellin’ Lies, written by Jackson B. Miller and Christopher Forrer, was created as part of the Launching through the Surf: The Dory Fleet of Pacific City project, which focuses on the historical and contemporary role of dory fishers and dories in the life of the coastal village of Pacific City, Oregon. Inspired by stories from the project interviews, the play is a fictional work.

The world premiere of Kickin’ Sand and Tellin’ Lies was produced by the Linfield College Theatre Program, opening on November 1, 2012, in the Marshall Theatre in Ford Hall. The play was presented at the Kiawanda Community Center in Pacific City, Oregon, on November 17, 2012. Kickin’ Sand and Tellin’ Lies was directed by Janet Gupton, the scenic and lighting designs were by Tyrone Marshall, the costume design was by Rebecca Meridith, the sound design was by Laura Haspel, technical direction was by Robert Vaughn, and the stage manager was Jennifer Layton.

This collection comprises materials related to the production of Kickin’ Sand and Tellin’ Lies. The collection will eventually include the playscript, the production prompt book, production photographs and other production-related images, a video of the production, the program, publicity materials, and a variety of documents used by the production team.

Note: Launching through the Surf: The Dory Fleet of Pacific City is an ongoing research project. As such, the materials included in this collection represent only a portion of those that eventually will become available. New content is added on an ongoing basis.

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