MediaRites’ Theatre Diaspora presents
Here on this Bridge: The—Ism Project

Created by MediaRites’s Theatre Diaspora
Directed by Catherine Ming Tien Duffly

FESTIVAL DATES: Jan 25, 26 @ 7:30pm; Jan 27 @ 2pm
ADDITIONAL RUN DATES: Feb 8, 9 @ 7:30pm; Feb 10 @ 2pm
VENUE: Portland State University, Lincoln Hall, Boiler Room Theatre, 1620 SW Park Ave., Portland OR 97201

TICKETS: $10-20; $5 Arts for All


Here on this Bridge: The—Ism Project is an original, hour-long new work by MediaRites’ Theatre Diaspora project composed of six to seven short monologues exploring the intersections of race, gender, orientation and nationality, including stories with specifically Pacific Northwest perspectives. Monologues were developed in local workshops curated from a national submission process. The project will include post-show community dialogues with audience members in an effort to bridge divides and create much-needed empathy, understanding and compassion. The long-term goal of this project is to tour small towns and rural communities across Oregon. The—Ism Project is directed by Catherine Ming Tien Duffly. Actors will be comprised of Theatre Diaspora ensemble members and other actors of color who participate in a six-month series of workshops for development and training.