by Addie Mahmassani, Artistic Development Fellow
After a beautiful opening night of Cheryl L. West's Pullman Porter Blues last Thursday, we are running full steam ahead with a new project inspired by the show. From now until closing on January 6th, we will be collecting stories about the Pullman porters to publish here on Stage Banter. Did one of your relatives work on a Pullman train? Did you hear stories from loved ones about life on the rails? Do you have memories, or even photographs, of traveling in a Pullman car in your childhood?
We would love to share your stories here. If you are interested in writing a brief narrative about a Pullman porter in your life or an experience you had on a Pullman train, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 202-554-9066, ext. 5075.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon!