interview: Damaris Webb

For number nine in the interview series, we check in with Damaris Webb, whose show THE BOX MARKED BLACK is on at the IFCC through February 24.

Damaris Webb.  Photo: Laurie Anne Lynch.
Damaris Webb. Photo: Laurie Anne Lynch.

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50 words: THE BOX MARKED BLACK by Damaris Webb at IFCC

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.

THE BOX MARKED BLACK by Damaris Webb coming from New York to IFCC in February

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.

Damaris Webb.  Photo: Laurie Anne Lynch.
Damaris Webb. Photo: Laurie Anne Lynch.

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