I Am…

October 5-7, 2023 | virtual/on-demand October 12-November 12


I AM...
October 5-7 | 7:30 pm | Virtual On-Demand Oct. 12-Nov. 12
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, UT
Tickets: $30 | Students/Seniors: $15
Students & seniors can purchase tickets by calling ArtTix at 801-355-2787
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  

Sema Hadithi African American & Cultural Heritage Foundation

Telling the story of African Americans in the Utah Territory and Mountain West

RDT is thrilled to have Sema Hadithi sharing an exciting exhibit about the history of Black Women in Utah in the lobby

Virtual Performance

The performance will be available to view on-demand starting October 12, 2023 at 6:00 pm MDT.

By purchasing a virtual ticket, you will be able to watch the performance up to two times until November 12, 2023.

Over 600 students will be attending I AM… at our student matinees thanks to the POPS program and the Utah State Board of Education. Check out the study guide for teachers & students.

View the playbill

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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