A play by Philip Kan Gotanda, directed by Dmae Lo Roberts The odds are against this intriguing pair. A Japanese wife and her Black husband struggle against the headwinds of racism, cultural misunderstandings, and the passage of time that have worn them and their 30-year marriage to the bone. But she’s not content to toss […]

Read More… from Yohen

Summer Intensive Acting Workshop

3 Day Intensive Acting Workshop taught by William (Bill) Earl Ray Dates: July 15, 16, 17, 2022  Locations:  Friday, July 15th 6612 SE Ogden St.  Saturday, July 16th and Sunday, July 17th   412 NW Couch St. Suite 301 Each day will consist of an 8-hour day with a 1 hour lunch break  Day one Concentration  Memory […]

Read More… from Summer Intensive Acting Workshop

Gloria Hendry

1949 – present Actor In her 1973 role as Bond Girl Rosie Carver in “Live and Let Die,” Hendry became the first Black American woman romantically involved with Agent 007. When “Live and Let Die” was released in South Africa, her love scenes with Roger Moore were censored out  by the apartheid government.  Hendry went on to […]

Read More… from Gloria Hendry

Aida Overton Walker

1880 – 1914 Dancer / Choreographer / Singer One of the first Black choreographers on the American stage.  Among the first international Black stars, she toured Europe with Bert Williams and her husband, George Walker, in the hit musicals they wrote and produced. Following George Walker’s illness and death, in 1911, she kept working, frequently […]

Read More… from Aida Overton Walker

Audition Notice: Black Nativity 2019

PassinArt: A Theatre Company is seeking a maximum of (12) singers for its 2019 production of “Black Nativity” by Langston Hughes, directed by Jerry Foster and Elder Onnie Allen. Schedule a date and time! Auditions will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2019 and Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at […]

Read More… from Audition Notice: Black Nativity 2019

Juneteenth 2019: Words Along the Way

Our annual Juneteenth: Words along the Way celebration is happening at North Portland Library on Sunday, Jun 16, 2019, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. North Portland Library presentsJuneteenth: Words Along the Way Sunday, June 16, 2019 / 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. North Portland Library512 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR Free, space limited. Our annual Juneteenth: […]

Read More… from Juneteenth 2019: Words Along the Way

The No Play

The No Play by John Henry Redwood, Directed by William Earl Ray March 15-April 14, 2019Sundays 3:00 p.m. / Fridays & Saturdays 7:30 p.m. Talkbacks after the show on March 24 and April 7, 2019 Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center (IFCC)5340 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR The play conveys the racially divided world of Halifax, North […]

Read More… from The No Play