Start Date: 03/18/2021
End Date: 04/04/2021
Triggered Life (formerly called Triggered) is a multi sensory, multimedia, post-traumatic story. How exactly does Sexual trauma cast a shadow over the wholeness of Black male selfhood? When the shared cultural values of Black and Brown communities demand that men suppress their vulnerabilities and meet with their psychology alone.
Triggered Life follows a day in the life of two such men, Ishmael and Keith. As these men relive their stories of abusive childhoods, they embark on a journey to define their own manhood and identity.
The “Triggered Life” experience is a 90-minute long tour de force followed by talkbacks facilitated by mental health clinicians.
PLEASE NOTE: Half of the performances in this run are reserved for Black and Brown audience members only. Please, purchase tickets to performances dedicated to the audience with which you identify.
Black and Brown Affinity Performances: March 19, 26, 28, 31 and April 2.
Registration details: https://portlandplayhouse.org/shows-events/triggered-life/