LEWISTON, Idaho – Seattle-based writer, storyteller, and performer Chad Goller-Sojourner will perform his memoir show “Riding in Cars with Black People & Other Newly Dangerous Acts: A Memoir in Vanishing Whiteness” on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. at the Lewis-Clark State College Silverthorne Theatre.
The performance, which is part of the LCSC Rosehill Estate Visiting Scholar Lecture Series, is free and open to the public.
According to Goller-Sojourner’s website, the 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.” The hour-long show is at times funny, biting, and somber. A question and answer period will follow his performance.
Goller-Sojourner, a black performer, 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,” a collection of narratives, essays and interactive exercises in transracial adoption.
Goller-Sojourner’s visit is made possible through a donation from the Rosehill Estate and the LCSC Humanities Division.
For more information on the show, contact Sarah Graham in the LCSC Humanities Division at [email protected].