An interesting discussion last night with Emily Mendelsohn as the first part of this week’s events at Boom Arts.
Next up: A workshop performance on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at PSU.
Appointment with gOD by Deborah Asiimwe
The US Visa Process from an African Perspective
April 11 & 12 at 7:30pm
April 13 at 2:00pm
Lincoln Hall Studio Theatre
Portland State University
“Join us for workshop performances of Appointment with gOD, Ugandan playwright Deborah Asiimwe’s funny, insightful exploration of the US visa process from an African perspective. A group of visa applicants anxiously await their fate in a US embassy waiting room in a developing country, and compare strategies and experiences with one another between appointments with the “gODs” behind the counter.
These performances will follow a week-long Boom Arts artist residency at Portland State University with Asiimwe and her collaborator, NY-based director Emily Mendelsohn. They will feature dynamic Portland actors Victor Mack, Ithica Tell, and Damaris Webb, as well as drummer Alex Addy of the Obo Addy Legacy Project, plus student and community performers. Each performance will be followed by curated community conversations about what it means to encounter and enter the United States – and the roads new Portlanders have taken to get here.”