Wonderfully appealing performance from a newly returned native Portland daughter. Fascinating family background of many origins and races inspires joy, pride, and wonder in our America. Webb can hold the audience close with just a whisper. Even if narrative not quite complete, this is a new local artist to watch.
Damaris Webb will present her solo show THE BOX MARKED BLACK at the IFCC February 8-24.
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.