Triggered Life: A Requiem of Healing

The VOA Oregon Men’s Residential Center is very excited about our partnership the Portland Playhouse.  The Portland Playhouse is hosting Triggered Life: A Requiem For Healing on March 24th.

Portland Playhouse and The Triggered Project present
Triggered Life: A Requiem of Healing

Written by John Oluwole ADEkoje Keith’s Testimonies written by
Keith Mascoll and John Oluwole ADEkoje

Triggered Life is a multi-sensory, multimedia, post-traumatic story. How exactly does Sexual trauma cast a shadow over the wholeness of Black male selfhood? When the shared cultural values of Black and Brown communities demand that men suppress their vulnerabilities and meet with their psychology alone.

Triggered Life follows a day in the life of two such men, Ishmael and Keith. As these men relive their stories of abusive childhoods, they embark on a journey to define their own manhood and identity.

The Triggered Life experience is a 90-minute tour de force with talkbacks facilitated by mental health clinicians streamed live from the Playhouse stage. All performances will be streamed live via Zoom from the Portland Playhouse stage.

Wednesday, March 24, 7 pm
Tickets: $5 – 20 per household. For tickets visit or call (503) 488-5822

This project is supported by funds from the Oregon Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.