Taylore Mahogany Scott's performance in Seven Guitars brings to life Vera Dotson, a woman whose story arose in August Wilson's creative consciousness and caused him to write a completely different play. Seven Guitars originally had an all-male cast. It's a tribute to Wilson's poetry, Scott says, that he so richly endowed Vera with the lived life of a Black woman bearing the burdens of love and loss.
"I recognize her caring, her still being in love," Scott says of Vera.
"Angry is easy to play. Hate is easy to play. Love takes patience."
Taylore Mahogany Scott, Telvin Griffin, Josie Seid, James Dixon, Tyharra Cozier, William Earl Ray, and Jerry Foster are appearing in August Wilson's Seven Guitars in the Brunish Theater, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through April 9.
Two-for-one tickets are still available for the Thursday, March 23, performance. Purchase tickets here.