LEWISTON — Seattle-based writer, storyteller and performer Chad Goller-Sojourner will perform his one-person show “Riding in Cars with Black People & Other Newly Dangerous Acts: A Memoir in Vanishing Whiteness” at 7 tonight in the Lewis-Clark State College Silverthorne Theater.The free performance is part of the LCSC Rosehill Estate Visiting Scholar Lecture Series.
According to Goller-Sojourner’s website, the hourlong show is “the honest story of what happens when a black boy, raised by white parents, ages out of honorary white and suburban privilege and into a world where folklore, statistics and conjecture deem him dangerous until proven otherwise.” A question-and-answer period will follow his performance.
Goller-Sojourner, who is black, was adopted by white parents at a young age in the Seattle area. He is a recipient of the Washington State Arts Commission Performing Arts Fellowship. He also has served as the 2013 Ohio University Glidden Visiting Professor.
This is the third show that Goller-Sojourner has written and performed. His first was “Sitting in Circles with Rich White Girls: Memoirs of a Bulimic Black Boy” and he recently finished “From Lutefish and Lefse to Cornbread and Collards.”