Men on Boats

March 2, 2018 - March 24, 2018

Imago Theatre - 17 SE 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. Race down the rapids in this wildly wonderful gender-bending escapade. Based (broadly) on the true adventures of the one-armed pioneering explorer John Wesley Powell and his intrepid crew, this gleefully subversive play capsizes the white male conquest narrative and discovers the beautifully fluid depth and courage of a wholly different landscape.


Thoughtfully executed by director Maureen Porter and Third Rail Repertory…The actors manage to come together as a harmonious ensemble while still managing to infuse each of their characters with a unique voice.

Willamette Week


  • Writer Jaclyn Backhaus
  • Director Maureen Porter
  • Stage Manager Kristina Mast
  • Assistant Director Hailey Houser
  • Lighting Designer Jennifer LIn
  • Sound Designer Mark Valadez
  • Costume Designer Jenny Ampersand
  • Scenic Designer Kaye Blankenship
  • Props Master Emily Wilken
  • Dramaturg Brian Myers
  • Dramaturg Ellen Walkley


  • Goodman Kerry Ryan
  • Sumner Stephanie Gaslin
  • Bradley Gwendolyn Duffy
  • Dunn Amy Driesler
  • Hall Jessica Hillenbrand
  • Hawkins Dre Slaman
  • OG Josie Seid
  • Old Shady Amber Whitehall
  • Powell Jennifer Lanier
  • Seneca Anya Pearson