Portland Playhouse and the August Wilson Red Door Project Present
My Walk Has Never Been Average
February 1 at 7:30pm
Tickets: SOLD OUT!
The next performance is June 7, followed by a community forum. Contact us to get your name on the list of reservations.
By Roberta S. Hunte
Adapted for the Stage by Bonnie Ratner
Directed by Catherine Ming T’ien Duffly
UPDATE: Tickets for the Feb 1st performance are now sold out! There will be an encore performance June 7, followed by a community forum. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot on the list.
Inspired by the lives of women whose stories are seldom told, My Walk Has Never Been Average is a multimedia presentation that documents the struggles and accomplishments of black tradeswomen in America. This staged reading, adapted from real one-on-one interviews, uses humor and humanity to explore the economic and personal dynamics these women face everyday. My Walk Has Never Been Average features eight of Portland’s talented African American actresses, and is co-produced by the August Wilson Wilson Red Door Project and Portland Playhouse in a shared endeavor to raise the voice and visibility of local artists of color.
This one-night-only event includes a talkback, hosted by the August Wilson Red Door Project, after the performance. Join us for an open discussion on the play’s themes of living and working at the intersection of race and gender in America—especially for women in nontraditional jobs—and share your own stories in a supportive environment. Sponsored by Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc.
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