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PROJECT 1 VOICE

May 5, 2016

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Project1Voice/1 Play/1 Day 2016:

Produced by Portland Center Stage

Hosted by the Portland Art Museum

In the Fred & Suzanne Fields Ballroom

Monday June 20 - 7pm, Free

Reserve Now

OVER 40 THEATER COMPANIES, MUSEUMS AND OTHER DIVERSE INSTITUTIONS
WILL PARTICIPATE IN THIS ONE NIGHT ONLY INTERNATIONAL SALUTE TO
AMERICAN THEATRE WITH 30th ANNIVERSARY BENEFIT STAGED READINGS OF THE AWARD-WINNING

THE COLORED MUSEUM
BY GEORGE C. WOLFE

Featuring Portland Directors

Jerry Foster, Bobby Bermea, Lava Alapai, Shalanda Sims

George C. Wolfe’s The Colored Museum premiered at the Crossroads Theater Company of New Jersey on March 26, 1986 with direction by Crossroads co-founder L. Kenneth Richardson, music composed and arranged by Kathryn Bostic and choreography by Hope Clark. Told through a series of 11 exhibits, The Colored Museum explores the journey of self-identification, which shows both black history and the impact of African culture within America. Satire and dark comedy are used to expose the audience to a different look into the identity crisis that people of African descent struggle with. The Colored Museum, for all its humor, is filled with drama with what Wolfe calls “pure unadulterated metaphor,” distillations of black experience that he believes are specific and evocative enough to resonate far beyond their time and place. Each staged reading will feature a wide spectrum of diverse creative talents with up to 6 directors and up to 20 actors. http://www.project1voice.org/


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