I Walked the Line
May 25, 2019
Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street
Vancouver-based professional actor Allan Morgan hit a dry spell and did what most actors do in that situation; he got another job. I Walked the Line is an autobiographical 70-minute solo show that encapsulates Morgan’s shift from unemployed “downtown gay actor guy” to a suburban union hall mailroom clerk. Allan took a position in the mailroom of a union headquarters building. He enjoyed the experience and his colleagues, embracing his new role with the same enthusiasm and dedication that he had applied to theatre productions. But suddenly he and his colleagues were locked out by the union management. This is Allan’s personal story of the lockout and strike, and of keeping spirits up while soles, and souls, are fraying.