Damaris Webb: Bicoastal Performer, Teaching Artist, and Theater Maker

My new solo show at Dixon Place

I will be performing The Box Marked Black at Dixon Place 9:30 pm February 18th


What does it mean to be black? Is it the shade of your skin? The kink of your hair? Is it learned? What is its language, both in the body and on the tongue?

The Box Marked Black is a tender solo performance piece, tracing the experience of growing up mulatto in the pre-Huxtable era. With only Jenny Willis from The Jefferson’s as a guide, our multi-disciplinary storyteller creates narrative from the perspective of both sides of her interracial family, embodying multiple characters, childhood memories (including a “Roots” sock puppet re-enactment) and fantasy.