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March 23, 2018 - March 25, 2018
A re-envisioning of the Euripides play Medea pays homage to the original myth while weaving contemporary themes such as gender, immigration, and violence at the crossroads of East and West.
March 27, 2018 - March 31, 2018
Unwanted / Tariq Al-Sabir
A multimedia song cycle written for a unique ensemble (including voice, actor, woodwinds, brass, percussion, synthesizer and electronics) that communicates real-time with film, focusing on the present trauma and cynical frustrations that plague social media oriented Black Millennials.
March 27, 2018 - March 29, 2018
Time to Talk / Davalois Fearon
"Time to Talk" is a multimedia dance-theater piece rooted in research on American history, dance history, racial identity formation and systemic racism. It is inspired by Davalois' own experience of oppression and racial bias within academia that she encountered in 2015. Dynamic fluid dance, live music, spoken word, projection art, and dialogue to call attention to racial inequalities within American concert dance and society at large. Performed with critically acclaimed Jazz multi-reedist Mike McGinnis, projection art by interdisciplinary artist Andre Zachery, and lighting by Sarah Hamilton. "Time to Talk" aims to encourage audience members to question how they may knowingly or unknowingly contribute to maintaining social norms that support a status quo of inequity.
March 29, 2018 - April 1, 2018
Demon Fruit Blues / Tamar-kali
Demon Fruit Blues is an immersive music-based experience that explores the origin of misogyny and 'curse of womanhood' as outlined in Genesis 3:16, inspired by the majesty of female African deities, 'goddess' themed art and feminist theory. This collection of work speaks to how the perception of the female body in this context has reverberated throughout Western history and left an indelible sociopolitical mark on those who identify as women.
March 30, 2018 - April 1, 2018
Red Wednesday / Sanaz Ghajar
A multimedia production about a family brought together and torn apart by revolution. Inspired by the controversial story of Sadegh Ghotbzadeh, Iran's Foreign Minister during the 1979 hostage crisis, and written by his great-niece, the play investigates Iran and America's relationship through the lens of a growing young woman. An historical allegory that pays special attention to those left to clean up the mess when we blow each other up.