Aydrea Walden to perform one-woman show on race, screen her web series

Aydrea Walden will bring her one-woman show, “The Oreo Experience: A Total Whitey Trapped in a Black Chick’s Body,” to the University of Maine on Dec. 9. 

The 8 p.m. show in Minsky Recital Hall is free and open to the public, and is based on a blog of the same name, which has been featured on Good.is and Jezebel.com. 

Walden is the creator and star of the Webby-nominated web series “Black Girl in a Big Dress,” 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. 

A free, public screening of the web series will be held at 4 p.m. Dec. 10 in Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium in Barrows Hall. A question-and-answer session will follow.

Walden also is a multiple Moth StorySLAM winner and former newspaper reporter. She has written for Nickelodeon, Highlander Films, the Now Write! Screenwriting book series, Maker Studios, Disney and Amazon. She now works as a development executive for DreamWorksTV at NBCUniversal.

The UMaine events are 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.