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Screening and Discussion: ‘Black Girl in a Big Dress’

December 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A free, public screening of the web series “Black Girl in a Big Dress,” followed by a question-and-answer session.

Aydrea Walden is the creator and star of the Webby-nominated series, a period drama-themed comedy that follows the adventures of an awkward, African American Anglophile cosplayer in love with the Victorian Era who’s trying to navigate 21st-century dating with 19th-century ideals.

Walden also is a multiple Moth StorySLAM winner and former newspaper reporter, has written for Nickelodeon, Highlander Films, the Now Write! Screenwriting book series, Maker Studios, Disney and Amazon, and currently works as a development executive for DreamWorksTV at NBCUniversal. She recently completed a run of her one-woman show, “The Oreo Experience: A Total Whitey Trapped in a Black Chick’s Body,” which is based on a blog of the same name that has been featured on Good.is and Jezebel.com. 

Supported by the Rising Tide Center in collaboration with the Honors College, the Bailey Fund, the Department of Communication and Journalism, and the McGillicuddy Humanities Center.


December 10, 2019
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States


Judith Rosenbaum