Reviews for AN OCTOROON
September 25, 2017
“Addressing race in theater—an art form too often dominated by white people in both its creation and its consumption—is an important task in any political moment, and this is one of the best treatments of it I’ve seen in recent memory.”
-Megan Burbank, Portland Mercury
“An Octoroon always seems like it’s one step ahead of you—it constantly wonders aloud about its own limits."
-Shannon Gormely, Willamette Week
“The play holds up a mirror to our ideas about race and then proceeds to shatter them…”
-Krista Garver, Broadway World-Portland
"An Octoroon is worth seeing and discussing and seeing again."
-Meg Currell, Edge Media Network
“…directors Lava Alapai & Dámaso Rodríguez understand what the show is trying to do and turn everything up to 11.”
-TJ Acena, Oregon Artswatch
“Lessons drenched in vicious humor, and anger treated with laughter, can do more to bring our attention to serious subjects than anything else.”
-Holly Johnson, The Oregonian
“It’s a feeling. It’s a visceral response. It’s electrifying in what it chooses to present to its audience. It’s about questions without clear answers.”
-Cassie Duncanson, Portland State University Vanguard