The Color of Now is proud to partner with local arts organizations
to craft and host talk backs. 

What's a talk back, you ask? Well, a talk back (also called a post-show discussion) is when audience members stick around after a play, production, concert, or other artistic presentation to have a guided discussion about the themes that were brought up in the art we all just experienced together. 

 

We facilitate talk back discussions in Portland & throughout the PNW.

To request a talk back facilitator or inquire about our pricing,
please write to: colorofnowpdx@gmail.com.

IMAGE: Artistic Ambassadors Salim Sanchez & Tamara Carroll facilitating a talk back for Bonnie Radner's BLIND in January, 2017.


UPCOMING TALK BACKS:

RODNEY KING

WE ARE HONORED TO FACILITATE TALK BACKS AFTER THE EVENING PERFORMANCES ON APRIL 21, 22, & 23, 2017 PRESENTATIONS OF "RODNEY KING" - A ONE-MAN SHOW PRESENTED AS A PART OF THE FRONTIER SERIES AT ARTISTS REPERTORY THEATRE.

Created & Performed by: Roger Guenveur Smith

Friday, April 21, Saturday, April 22, and Sunday, April 23 @ 7:30 PM at Artists Repertory Theatre.

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About the play: 

Fresh off show tours to Oakland and L.A., Smith unravels the myth of “the first reality TV star” in his riveting one-man performance Rodney King tells the story of a flawed, good-hearted everyman – from his harsh entry into the national spotlight to a lonely death at the bottom of his swimming pool. It’s been 25 years since the media turned the spotlight to Rodney King’s treatment at the hands of four police officers, the subsequent acquittal of the involved police officer that sparked angry riots in L.A. and opened eyes across the world. Now, Smith asks us once again, “Can we all get along?”

Let’s talk about it.


PAST TALK BACKS:

 

ON THE EDGE

THE MARCH 4TH, 2017 PRESENTATION OF DEFUNKT THEATRE'S "ON THE EDGE" FEATURING "TRIFLES" BY SUSAN GLASPELL AND "DUTCHMAN" BY AMIRI BARAKA.

Directed by: Sarah Armitage

Talk Back Facilitated by: Tamara Carroll & Sumi Wu

Saturday, March 4th @ 7:30pm at Defunkt Theatre

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About the plays: "Two trailblazing classics combine to make an electrifying evening in which Defunkt distills America’s history of racism and gender inequity into a scintillating exploration of the way we live now." The cast for these play features The Color of NOW's very own Artistic Ambassador, James Dixon!


 

BLIND

THE january 28th, 2017 PRESENTATION OF bonnie radner's "blind" as part of the fertile ground festival.

Directed by: Bobby Bermea

Talk Back Facilitated by: Salim Sanchez & Tamara Carroll

Saturday, January 28th @ 1:00pm at THIRD RAIL REPERTORY THEATRE

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About the play: Though set in the mid-60s, Blind is a play for our time, speaking to the current climate of fear mongering, the fragility of the lives of African American young men, and the necessity for all of us to hold the mirror up to our own natures.