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Film Screening and Watch Party: Bubble (2020)

November 15, 2020 · 5:00 pm-6:15 pm ·

Humanities Council

Join resilient-distant-creative, an online performance project funded by the Humanities Council Rapid Response grants, for a screening of “Bubble,” a digital play by Scottish playwright Kieran Hurley.

Bubble, set entirely on Facebook and written partly in emoji, tracks the snowball of events following the moment a male lecturer calls a female student a slut. Performed by student actors from six universities across Europe, the play explores freedom of speech in university communities and the nature of online debate. Hailed by the Scotsman “a brilliant and unsettling piece of screen drama, which takes the idea of social media as an arena for dramatic writing to impressive new heights,” the play was streamed by 195,000 people worldwide during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic. This online production of Bubble was directed by Hannah Price  and Emma Callander, and produced by Michael Orwell and Emma Callander.

This screening of “Bubble” anticipates our November 21st workshop with Emma Callander, Artistic Director of Theater Uncut, a UK-based digital theater company that produced the play.

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/96749303453

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