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Café Subterrain

a tabletop with items one would find in a cafe, including a croissant, a notebook for writing in, and a flower, in this case a crocus
Art by Fleur Kuhta

Devised and directed by Rudy Ramirez
Immersive theater works by placing its audience amid the action; we’re taking this concept remote. Café Subterrain invites audience members to gather in a digital café where they’ll journey through virtual rooms to meet resistance agents from across time and space who will share their stories and empower audience members to commit small acts of change in their home communities. The idea: to give comfort and hope that the world can emerge from hardship to a better place, and that the struggle can feel like celebration. Our February performances are a second version of this production, but you do not need to have attended our December production to follow this version! If you attended in December, come back and check in with our café visitors again and share what you've done since you last saw them.
Presented live online: Feb. 10, 11, & 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Register at https://fac.umass.edu/Online/article/TheaterDepartment

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About Café Subterrain

As we begin this event, we want to acknowledge that we gather as the University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Theater on the traditional land of the Nipmuc, Wabanaki Confederacy and the Pocumtuc peoples past and present, whose ancient relationships with the land continue to this day. We honor with gratitude the land itself and the people who have stewarded it throughout the generations. Please take a moment to celebrate the resilience and strength that all Indigenous people have shown worldwide.

To find out information about your current location you may use this resource: https://native-land.ca/

Director — Rudy Ramirez
Stage Manager — Lianna Fife Wiggall
Website and Technical Support — Melissa Vogt
Performance Consultant — Jesus I. Valles 

Cast
Hia Ghosh
Elisa Gonzales
Abigail Hare
Paul Kippenberger
Fleur Kuhta
Victoria Lee
Uju Onochie
Kyla Rafferty

Department and Production Staff

Production Manager — Julie Fife
Assistants to the Production Manager — Josh Glenn-Kayden and Rudy Ramirez

Public Relations Director/House Manager — Anna-Maria Goossens
Public Relations Intern — Sofia Sallaway
Publicity Artist — Fleur Kuhta
Business Manager — Joanne Corbeil-Harper
Administrative Assistant — Bethany Sherwood
General Manager — Willow Cohen
Department Chair — Harley Erdman