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Black in the Days

A Community-Building, Multidisciplinary, Interactive Memoir

April 6, 2023 at 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:45 p.m.)

Redrūm Theater

601 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Performance art and professional development workshop meet reader’s theater in a coming-of-age story involving an unusual black girl/woman recounting stories from her colorfully dysfunctional world. 

The presentation will take the audience on a journey that spans the 1970s to the 2000s. Performed with script in hand and PowerPoint slides. Audience talkbacks are weaved throughout the presentation to create a communal experience and an exploration of lived experiences.


About the actor and director

Gigi McGraw is a social practice artist, actress, and writer who coined the term PhilHERstorian to describe her invested interest in the cultural and historical preservation of Philadelphia. She is the founder and curator of POMON- Philadelphia Online Museum of Neighborhoods (virtual grand-opening February 2023) and earned her Master’s Degree in theater from Villanova University. Gigi is fascinated with the life stories of individuals; and is inspired by projects such as the Federal Writers’ Project of the 1930s, which recorded the narratives of the formerly enslaved. She is also an advocate for hyperlocal history projects. Gigi documents life through recorded testimony, exhibits, print, and creative missions locally and abroad.

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