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Digital Theater Workshop with Theatre Uncut

Emma Callander, Artistic Director, Theater Uncut

November 21, 2020 · 12:00 pm2:30 pm · via Zoom

Humanities Council

The world of digital theater is exploding. In the midst of a global pandemic, and in a world where performing arts institutions have shut their doors for an indefinite amount of time, educators and theater makers have to look to new ways of experiencing theatre. Join resilient-distant-creative, an online performance project funded by the Humanities Council Rapid Response grants, for a digital theater workshop with Emma Callander, Artistic Director of Theatre Uncut. Callander is the digital director of “Bubble,” and play by Kieran Hurley, which was screened on November 15.

Callander is an award winning theater director, producer and facilitator. She is dedicated to creating experiences that challenge inequality and inspire curiosity. As Co-Artistic Director of Theatre Uncut she commissions and directs politically responsive work for both live and digital audiences. Emma is also Associate Artist at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh and a Leverhulme Scholar at the Bristol Old Vic. Her work has won the Amnesty International’s Freedom of Expression award, three Scotsman Fringe First awards, a Herald Angel award and the Spirit of the Fringe.

Every year since 2011 Theatre Uncut have commissioned leading and emerging playwrights to create short plays that tackle political and social issues. They then release these plays, rights free, for anyone to perform anywhere, creating theatrical mass action events that engage people all over the world with the issues at the heart of the plays. So far over 8,500 people in 32 countries across 4 continents have been part of Theatre Uncut.

resilient-distant-creative is an experimental project that harnesses the pedagogic and creative potentials of online meeting software and social media, which have emerged as exciting new platforms for the arts during the pandemic. The project will culminate in a collaborative online performance on the themes of resilience and distance, and focused specifically on the crossovers between the experience of migration and the global pandemic.

Zoom link: https://princeton.zoom.us/j/99782660240

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