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Resource Guide

for Until The Flood
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Student Matinee Curriculum

Portland Center Stage’s Student Matinee Program seeks to provide all young people with opportunities to experience and directly participate in the art of high-quality, professional theater in a context that supports their education. The following is designed to help students explore themes found in our production of Until The Flood. We encourage you to choose the most appropriate activities for your group and adapt as needed.


Until The Flood is presented in a unique partnership with ACT Seattle, Center Theatre Group, Denver Center Theatre Company, The Goodman Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory, The Repertory theater of St. Louis, and Portland Center Stage. Many thanks to the generous use of materials from our partners.

Watch the Video

Pulitzer Prize finalist and celebrated performer Dael Orlandersmith (Forever) explores the social uprising in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting of teenager Michael Brown. Pulling from her extensive interviews with Missouri residents, Orlandersmith crafts a stunning theatrical experience that must be seen. The Chicago Tribune called it “palpably compassionate” and raved that it "achieves a great beauty by bringing us together rather than driving us apart."

About the Broadcast
In partnership with ALL ARTS, the free broadcast and digital platform dedicated to the arts, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, and a consortium of regional theaters across the country, PCS is proud to present the broadcast premiere of Until The Flood. Originally commissioned by Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Until The Flood was filmed in 2018 during the New York engagement at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. PCS brought the production to Portland in 2019 to rave reviews and sold out performances.

Cast & Creative Team

Cast & Creative Team

Meet Dael Orlandersmith and the creative team behind Until The Flood.

Learn More

From Center Theater Group, Dael Orlandersmith on Until the Flood: a podcast interview with Neel Keller

Listen to Podcast

From Milwaukee Rep Theater’s's Play Guide:

From Milwaukee Rep Theater's Teacher Guide:

  • Pre-viewing discussion questions
  • Post-viewing discussion questions
  • Classroom Activities

To schedule a virtual workshop with our teaching artists, email , or fill out our Workshop or Residency Request Form.

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