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

Box Marked Black receives RACC Grant for Feb 8-24th run in Portland

THE BOX MARKED BLACK 
Tales from a Halfrican-American growing up Mulatto. With sock puppets!
 
FOUR SHOWS PER WEEK FEBRUARY 8th – 24th!
Friday 2/8 at 7:30, Saturday 2/9 at 3:00 & 7:30, Sunday 2/10 at 7:30
Friday 2/15 at 7:30, Saturday 2/16 at 3:00* & 7:30, Sunday 2/17 at 7:30
Friday 2/22 at 7:30, Saturday 2/23 at 3:00 & 7:30, Sunday 2/24 at 7:30 
Join us for talkbacks after each Saturday matinee, * 2/16 matinee sign interpreted
 
Presented at Ethos/IFCC 5340 N Interstate Ave Portland, Oregon 97217
ADA accessible, Tickets are $15 general, $10 students/seniors 
and are available at the door for cash purchase 30 minutes before curtain, 
or in advance at brownpapertickets
 
“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 NYC 
 
“Damaris Webb is a truly integrated contemporary artist and The Box Marked Black is an important work in the evolving dialogue of race in this country.  Both the subject matter and the artistry appeal to and bring together a wildly diverse audience through laughter and humble admission of raw truths.  As a believer in the power of art to build bridges and heal communities, I highly recommend this work to people of all age and color.
”- Mizu Desierto, Co-Founder and Artistic Director, The 1Festival/Water in The Dessert
 
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? 
 
written and performed by Damaris Webb, 
directed by Debra Disbrow, dramaturgy by Ashley Hughes
The Box Marked Black is funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council.

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