Solo Performer Spotlight

Saturday June 19, 2021 at 7:30pm PT

A MarshStream Benefit Performance of

Echo Brown

Black Virgins Are Not For Hipsters

Immediately followed by a Q&A with
Founder/Artistic Director Stephanie Weisman

BLACK VIRGINS ARE NOT FOR HIPSTERS is Echo Brown’s critically acclaimed solo show. The show was named one of the top ten best shows of 2015 by Rob Hurwitt of the SF Chronicle and Sam Hurwitt of KQED. It was also nominated for Outstanding Solo Production by Theatre Bay Area Awards in 2015. The show ran from April 2015 through July 2016 at the Marsh Theater in San Francisco and Berkeley.

Echo Needs a kidney Transplant

In early 2020, Echo almost died from kidney failure. To read her story, donate to her GoFundMe, or donate a kidney 

Registration Required
Limited Space
*registration closes 1 hr before show

About the Show

As the show opens, 23 year-old Echo is about to lose her virginity to a good-looking white hipster that she met on Craigslist. During the quickly dwindling hour before the fateful meeting, Echo bounces between desire and anxiety and reflects on the sociopolitical implications of her predicament. Will this white hipster find Echo’s dark skin and African features attractive? Can Echo transcend her own negative inner dialogue about her beauty and self-worth? How will cultural differences between Echo and the white hipster impact their encounter?


About the Performer

Echo Brown is a visionary storyteller from Cleveland, Ohio who strives to inspire and provoke. Her first solo show, Black Virgins Are Not for Hipsters, ran for two years to sold out crowds around the world and is available to watch below. Also an author, Echo writes mold-breaking autobiographical young adult fiction novels that are infused with magical realism. Her first book, Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard was released this year to critical acclaim. Echo is working on her second book which will be published by the Hachette Book Group. Currently based in Cleveland, Ohio after re-locating from Paris, France, Echo is also a speechwriter and recently wrote a speech for Sunny Hostin of the View. Echo’s books are represented by Janine Kamouh at WME. On the film and TV side, Echo is represented by Olivia Burgher and Santana Seelam also at WME.


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