DONATE NOW OR GRAB A T-SHIRT TO SUPPORT THE PERFORMANCE, and many thanks to those folks who have already given and T’d up for the show!
FEATURING: Megan Bowser, Zoia Cisneros, Jamila Davenport, Fiona Dawson, Sarah Dawson, Angel Dozier, Amy Godfrey, Kari Hill, Ken Rumble, Aya Shabu, Nnedinma Umeadi, Joyce Ventimiglia, Sofia Ventimiglia, & Dale Wolf.
Choreography: Aya Shabu
Pictographs: Chelsea Avchen & Susie Crooks
Inflatable Scenery: Tom Dawson
Costumes: Ann Thaden
Written & directed by Kamara Thomas
Buy a T-shirt NOW to support the project! Pick up your T-shirt at Central Park (4 - 6pm) or CCB Plaza (6:30 - 8:30pm) on October 19th and be in the performance with us!
Can’t make it or want to help out? Sponsor a T-shirt for someone else in the community who needs one.
If you want your T-shirt shipped, please add shipping costs to your cart and provide address, and allow 2 - 4 weeks for delivery.
SOAPBOX is a group public performance taking place in downtown Durham on October 19, 2018, Third Friday. The work will feature orations by actors standing atop a soapbox, an all-female chorus, and scenic installations. Community processions will take place between oratory performances at public spaces in downtown Durham, including Central Park, Durham Convention Center Plaza, CCB Plaza, and Black Wall Street Gardens.
Text and imagery will zero in on “American Archetypes” as the basis for each oration, presenting a dynamic snapshot from inside the boiling pot of viewpoints in our country and local community.
SOAPBOX will be an engaging, cacophonous, beautiful, pulsating group "organism", a festive and thought-provoking spectacle, where each audience member will see and hear a different message, based upon their own perspective and individual movement. This energetic portrait of the local community’s— and America’s— varying perspectives, is intended to encourage us to listen to one another, and to tolerate and even celebrate our differences during this period of communal change.
This project was made possible by: