The Box Marked Black in Portland & Boulder
Tales from a Halfrican-American growing up mulatto. With sock puppets!
written and performed by Damaris Webb, directed by Debra Disbrow, dramaturgy by Ashley Hughes
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 Jeffersons 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.
“Yes, I knew the issue of diversity was important, but not till Damaris Webb in The Box Marked Black did diversity, dance, sing, do a puppet show– and winningly speak from, and to, the heart.”-Michael Wolk, Executive Director, All For One Theater Festival
IN PORTLAND, OREGON
Saturday, June 2nd at 5pm, Sunday, June 3rd at 7pm, Monday, June 4th at 9pm
Presented by The 1 Festival at The Headwaters Theater 55 NE Farragut #9
Tickets $15 & $10 Buy Tickets https://www.boxofficetickets.com/go/event?id=184445
IN BOULDER, COLORADO
Saturday, June 16th at 7pm & Sunday, June 17th at 3pm
Presented by We’re House at the We’re House Theater 5763 Arapahoe Ave. Unit P / Tickets $10 Buy Tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/245695