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Bag & Baggage invites you to our first BRAVE SPACE of the Season! We have made a few changes and hope to re-focus our listening space, and welcoming the opportunity to hear and learn from those whose lives and stories should inform our social justice efforts.
The updated Brave Space will provide Coffee and lite snacks, come early to chat about the efforts made after the last Brave Space.
How Does BRAVE SPACE Work?
The first BRAVE SPACE of the 2019-2020 season will take place on Sunday, July 28th. Before regularly scheduled Sunday matinee, of Much Ado About Nothing from 10:30am-12:00pm. Our guest speaker(s) will be welcomed to The Vault, and offered the chance to tell us their stories, to lift their voices, and give us all the benefit of their lives, and experiences. Our attendees are asked to give these voices their full attention, to be present, and to listen with love, respect, and kindness.
This production’s Brave Space speakers are:
Justin Charles (thy/thine) – Justin Charles is a bi-lingual Latinx transplant to Portland, who originally hails from Texas and has traveled the country since studying theatre-forensics at The University Of Mississippi (Ole Miss) participating in various activities. Thy is a veteran to the Bag&Baggage stage, most recently seen in Peter/Wendy (Mr. Darling/Smee); and is particularly interested in conversations surrounding gender, identity, and representation in this interpretation of Much Ado About Nothing. Thy has recently collaborated with Theatre Vertigo, Portland Center Stage, Oregon Children’s Theatre, Oregon Zoo, Milagro, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, MadCap Puppets, Cortland Repertory Theatre, Western Playhouse*, and spends their time writing, expanding resume skills, crafting jokes, and developing fictional band names. Thy is an avid reader, commemorative stamp collector, music lover, and suffers from restless-leg syndrome. Thy would like to continue to pursue a life of creativity in the arts.
Shannon Walton-Clark (she/her) – Shannon Walton-Clark considers herself a life-long Queer activist. She currently serves as one of the founders and core team members of the Westside Queer Resource Center movement, as well as a junior board member for the Cascade Aids Project. She previously sat on the PFLAG Board of the Spokane Chapter. She is married to her lovely wife, Shelby and together they are busy raising their cat Mokey in Beaverton. She identifies as a bisexual queer woxmn. She recently received a graduate degree in Government from Johns Hopkins University, where she studied equity in policy and political language.
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LISTEN, LEARN AND CONTRIBUTE.
Run Time 90 minutes
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