ABOUT THE PLAY: In Justin’s Side, by Eureka Lewis, a typical day at Roman Middle School takes a drastic turn when an incident amongst classmates warrants a parent/principal meeting. This presentation of the play is made possible through a partnership with Oregon Shakespeare Festival and is directed by Ellen Valencia. Justin’s Side opens the festival, streaming Thursday, May 20th until Monday, May 24th at 7pm.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT: Eureka Lewis resides in New York, but is a native of Detroit, MI. She's written & directed numerous plays, including (but not limited to) "Sorry If I Let You Down", "Aunt Salley's Remains", "Finally Made It", "Too Far To The Left", "The Jagged Rose" & a 10-week run of "What They'll Remember"; which received rave reviews in The Huffington Post & Broadway World. From hundreds of entries, she was twice selected a featured writer for Billie Holiday Theatre's "50IN50" writer’s series. Her onstage credits began over thirty years ago at The Hilberry Studio Theater of Wayne State University, in "Portraits In Black". She's also had lead or pivotal roles in "Tambourines To Glory", "Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope", "God's Trombones", "For Colored Girls", "Raisin In The Sun", "In The City", "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show" & "Herstory" to name a select Few. Eureka believes writing is one of the greatest platforms to evoke change.
ABOUT OREGON SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL Led by Artistic Director Nataki Garrett and Executive Director David Schmitz, the Oregon Shakesp