Off the Rock*
The Box Marked Black
Adults $15 Student Reserved $8
Portland’s Damaris Webb’s The Box Marked Black: Tales from a Halfrican American Growing Up Mulatto (with Sock Puppets!) traces the experience of growing up mulatto in the pre-Huxtable era. Her solo theater piece with dance and song (and sock puppets) creates narrative from the perspective of both sides of her interracial family, embodying multiple characters, childhood memories (including a “Roots” re-enactment using sock puppets) and fantasy.
Webb, who recently moved to Portland after 26 years making and producing work in New York City, will then lead a two-day workshop on solo compositions. Participants will explore techniques for making on-the-spot, repeatable performance offerings based on autobiographical inquiry.