I Am…

November 21-23, 2024


I AM...
November, 21-23, 2024 | 7:30 pm
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, UT
A powerful narrative by Natosha Washington weaving the poignant story of a Black woman, prompting reflection on vulnerability, empathy, and shared humanity, featuring actor Dee-Dee Darby-Duffin.
    I AM is a story of truth. A story of vulnerability. A story of a Black woman. A story that allows one to see, feel, and breathe in the undeniable layers that expose us all to what it means to be human. Does one ever pause to truly see the life experiences of others and what these experiences have done to shape the person next to us? Do we bother to take into account that our own life experiences should be the best tool for learning to empathize, listen, support, and love more deeply? Are you part of the problem or do you choose to stand on the side of solution? And if you sit somewhere in the middle, in the shadows, you too will be exposed...
We invite you to immerse yourself in this journey with us. Let our storytelling wash over you. Let it inform you. Come be a part of the change needed to create a better world, not only for ourselves but for the person next to us.
--Natosha Washington

Natosha Washington’s Say Their Names, Part I, which premiered in 2018, snapped more precisely this time around as a magnificently considered reflection on an issue that sadly remains the same in terms of unresolved status and urgency – the injustices and biases of the “stand-your-ground” laws and mentality. ...the work telegraphs Washington’s thematic message without the need of spoken word. The dancers’ properly framed intuition, as well, is eminently displayed.

Les Roka / The Utah Review
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