Charles Lamar Grant - Actor
In September 2020, Charles remounted his solo show
in partnership with
Portland Playhouse and Many Hats Collaboration.
Filmed by -- Tamera Lyn
Directed by -- James Dixon
Available for free viewing until October 26th.
Inspired by recent (and not so recent) events, Matter follows the quest of one young Black man looking to find answers to police brutality and gun violence. Determined to save Black lives, he seeks to sort out the noise of opposing viewpoints and social division with a methodical examination of facts. As his theatrical investigation uncovers patterns of senseless violence and clues lead him to the likelihood of his own death, the reality and tragedy of lives lost begins to truly hit home.
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Charles recently co-produced this video of local artists from Portland, OR coming together to celebrate Black joy!
"A Brand New Day" from The Wiz
Music & Lyrics by Luther Vandross
Book by William F. Brown
Directed and conceived by: Charles Grant and DJ Curtis
Music directed by: DJ Curtis
Video Editing by: Charles Grant
Featured Artists (in order of appearance): Charles Grant, Mia Lewis, Netty McKenzie, DJ Curtis, Kristin Robinson, Jalena Montrond, Josie Seid, Tyler Andrew Jones, Dekontee Tucrkile, Gabie Mbenza-Ngoma, Joré Aaron, Michael Hammerstrom, Xzavier “wolfie” Beacham, Kelli Bee.
Special thanks to: Liz Young and Darius Pierce