Author and playwright Portia Love knows about being an underdog. One of her most powerful works is also one of her most personal.
Through any hardships, Portia Love has taken to pencil and paper to express her thoughts and experiences — and that’s exactly what she did after facing homelessness in 2018. She reworked her story, “A Day in the Life,” and turned it into a play depicting the stereotypes and typecasts associated with homeless people. Though the story was written a decade before living at the local shelter, time spent there allowed Portia to hear personal stories of struggles within the homeless population, which led to a more authentic play. “A Day in the Life” ran three sold-out performances at Benson’s B-Side Theatre in 2019. Portia believes all of us have a story. Press play for an intriguing glimpse into hers.