*AGMA & AEA Member
~You are a quiet force.
Broadway Actor, Rodney Hicks
~"My husband and I attended the play tonight--we both feel that it is a tremendous pity that there wasn't more publicity for this excellent production. So smart, so well done, such a nonpolitical, true portrayal of three families' experience coming to Vanport. Kudos to the writer/director, cast and crew. What a great night! The play deserves a wider audience--it's an important document about the history of our city."
~"Mrs. Shalanda Sims, you did an amazing job. Your talents, dedication and vision is an absolute asset to our community. Thank you!!"
~"Great play at Jefferson. Ended with a tribute to Mike Brown. Great job Shalanda Sims."
Sharon Thomas Photography
~"Job well done to Shalanda Sims and her cast! Your play was delightful with layers of historical, spiritual and political elements. My children especially enjoyed the music and dancing. Had forgotten what a powerhouse voice you have..."
Audience member Facebook post
~"What a great show I witnessed las t night! The show was magnificent! I've seen the play approximately 7 times over the years. This recent showing blew me away..."
~"Did you see Shalanda Sims' Vanport Musical back in November? We hope it will be back on stage."
Vanport Multimedia Project aka Vanport Mosaic
~"Local artists shine in Portland Opera's Pirates of Penzance."
"You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don't make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can't take their eyes off you."
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING