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“It was a crisp
October evening.
On the horizon, thick
blankets of fog and
shame waited to roll in.
We had arranged
to meet at the local
pizzeria. He described
himself as white,
mid-thirties and
attractive; I told him
I'd be standing by
the pipe organ,
wearing peach.”

Chad Goller-Sojourner is
a Seattle based writer, solo performer, and recipient of a distinguished 2008 Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commission Performing Arts Fellowship. In 2007, he was selected to participate in the Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas: Creation Project, which was funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). In July 2008, his highly anticipated solo show, Sitting in Circles with Rich White Girls: Memoirs of a Bulimic Black Boy, debuted at Seattle’s Brownbox African-American Theatre. Chad’s work has received overwhelming support from various arts communities and organizations including: Richard Hugo House, Mayor’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Artist Trust, The Bent Writing Institute, Seattle Poetry Slam, King County: 4Culture and the National Performance Network.

Additional works include publishing a chapbook entitled Born One Thousand Years Too Early: Fat, Dark-Skinned, Gay and Adopted by White Folks A Fragmentary Journey Towards Alignment which has been described as poignant, chilling and prophetic. Chad also served as the creator, artistic director and executive producer for People of Color Against Aids Network’s: Standing In The Gap — And Speaking Their Names — Black Gay Poets Honor Their Ancestors — A Spoken Word Requiem.

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