Kickin’ Sand and Tellin’ Lies Performance Video

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Curry, Kevin


Johnson, Tim

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Curry, Kevin


This video is a recording of a performance of Linfield College Theatre’s November 2012 production of Kickin’ Sand and Tellin’ Lies by Jackson B. Miller and Christopher Forrer. The play was created as part of the Launching through the Surf 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 presented in the Marshall Theatre at Ford Hall on the Linfield College campus in McMinnville, Oregon and for one performance at the Kiawanda Community Center in Pacific City, Oregon. A single unit set was utilized to depict the numerous locales in which the play took place. Changes in areas used by the actors, furniture pieces, props, lighting, and images and videos projected on the three vertical screens were employed to suggest the locales. The play was directed by Janet Gupton with scenic and lighting designs by Tyrone Marshall, costume design by Rebecca Meridith, sound design by Laura Haspel, and technical direction by Robert Vaughn. Jennifer Layton was the stage manager.

The video was recorded in the Marshall Theatre during a pickup rehearsal (without an audience) on November 7, 2012, to document the theatre production. It is not a film version of the play.

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Video File


1 hour 56 minutes 5 seconds

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Cultural History | Oral History | Speech and Rhetorical Studies | Theatre and Performance Studies

Related Resource

For related images, refer to Kickin' Sand and Tellin' Lies Photographs.

Related Resource

For related materials from the production, refer to Kickin' Sand and Tellin' Lies: The Play.

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For a related document, refer to Kickin’ Sand and Tellin’ Lies: The Creation of a Sound Design.

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For a related document, refer to Kickin’ Sand and Tellin’ Lies: Writing a Play.


Launching through the Surf: The Dory Fleet of Pacific City is a collaborative project involving the Linfield College Department of Theatre and Communication Arts, the Jereld R. Nicholson Library, the Linfield Center for the Northwest, the Pacific City Arts Association, and the Pacific City Dorymen’s Association. The collaborators and project partners thank Dave Larkins of Pacific City, who has served as the Dorymen’s Association liaison for the project, their Linfield colleagues who have provided assistance, and the individuals who graciously shared their stories and memorabilia for inclusion in this historical collection.

Support for the project has been provided in part by the following: two grants from the Keck Community Engaged Research to Classroom Program from the Linfield Center for the Northwest, five Linfield College Summer Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Grants, an Arts Build Communities Grant from the Oregon Arts Commission, grants from the Yamhill County Cultural Coalition and the Tillamook County Cultural Coalition, a Cultural Development Grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust, and generous gifts from Nancy Whelan and an anonymous individual donor. Rhianna Bennett, Mary Beth Jones, Gabrielle Leif, and Alicia Schnell have assisted with preparation of materials for the archives.



Project Director/Collaborator

Marshall, Brenda DeVore

Project Collaborator(s)

Gupton, Janet
Marshall, Tyrone
Miller, Jackson B.
Spring, Kathleen
Clark, Casee
Davis, Cassidy
Dossett, Daphne
Forrer, Chris
Layton, Jennifer
Olson, Caitlyn
Raso, Stephanie
Snyder, Andrea
Weber, Whitney