Paramount Theatre Seattle | Seattle, Washington
EVENT RESCHEDULED TO TUESDAY 4TH OCTOBER 2022. Originally Thursday 21st April 2022. All original tickets are still valid!
The Awkward Black Girl is coming to Seattle! Writer, actress, writer, and producer Issa Rae is coming to Paramount Theatre Seattle on Tuesday 4th October 2022! Get inspired as the successful producer talks about her struggles, success, and journey through it all. Issa Rae has always been vocal about the challenges of what African Americans, especially women, are experiencing in America. Rae, an activist, has been sharing hilarious stories about her life growing up as a black girl. Be ready and get energized as Issa Rae shares insights and encourages her audience to navigate through life with confidence. Tickets to Issa Rae in Conversation are now available, so don’t wait any longer!
Issa Rae, also known as Joe-Issa Rae Diop, first stepped into the limelight when she created and starred in a web series entitled “Awkward Black Girl.” The show was regularly uploading new episodes from 2011 to 2013, with two seasons. Awkward Black Girl became the inspiration behind Insecure, a TV series aired on HBO, also created by Rae.
Rae’s work with Insecure earned her numerous awards and nominations, the most prominent being nominations from the Primetime Emmy Awards and Golden Globe Awards. In 2017, Insecure was listed as one of the Top 10 Television Programs of the Year by the American Film Institute. Rae also won Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series category from the Black Reel Awards two consecutive times. In 2019, Rae won a Webby Award for Video Person of the Year.
Aside from her work in films and TV series, Rae has used her platform as a voice against police brutality on black people in America. She is also an advocate for women’s rights and civil rights. She made it a point to highlight black businesses in Insecure and used only black content creators for Awkward Black Girl.
Get your tickets now to see Issa Rae and listen to her hilarious but enlightening conversations live at the Paramount Theatre Seattle.