The Woman behind the cause:
"In life, most of us are highly skilled at suppressing action. All the improvisation teacher has to do is to reverse this skill and he creates very 'gifted' improvisers. Bad improvisers block action, often with a high degree of skill. Good improvisers develop action." - Keith Johnstone
Domeka Parker is a good improviser. A great one, actually. A woman dynamic enough to wear as many hats as she does - mother, teaching artist, director, solo performance artist, improviser, visual artist - knows how to develop action.
And she makes all the hats look fabulous.
To many of us, Domeka has given the gift of insight into the world of improv, the craft of the stage, and often to ourselves. To even more still, she has given the gift of friendship. Domeka is a beloved member of the Portland improv community and has traveled worldwide spreading her love of collaboration through improvisational theater instruction and performance. She is a mentor, a visionary, an inspiration.
And now she needs our help. It's our turn to take action for her.