Visionary Futures: Science Fiction Theatre for Social Justice Movements
March 24—March 26, 2021 7:30 pm-8:30 pm
March 31—April 2, 2021 7:30 pm-8:30 pm
Conceived and directed by Josh Glenn-Kayden
Dramaturg: Tatiana Godfrey
Streaming producer: Leanna Keyes
Streaming Associate: Kyra Bowie
Stage manager: Rebecca Cottrell
Assistant Stage Managers: Olivia Darling and Sena Yacteen
This project takes its inspiration from the Octavia’s Brood anthology, which explores the connections between radical speculative fiction and movements for social change. We have commissioned three professional playwrights to each write a 30-minute play of visionary fiction that confronts urgent issues of our time. Each writer has been paired with an activist whose work intersects with the play's subject matter. These writer/activist teams will collaborate to create work that is visionary in its approach while also grounded in contemporary activist thought.
The plays, written to be performed digitally, will be in conversation with each other and will present three different visions of future worlds. Unity and Gender Experience TM will be presented in full livestreams. We will be presenting excerpts from Beyond Reform, and on March 31 we will hold a Visionary Futures panel discussion to hear from each writer and activist pair along with the director and dramaturg about how they all collaborated to create these new plays.
Wednesday, March 24, 7:30 pm: Gender Experience TM by M Sloth Levine
Thursday, March 25, 7:30 pm: Unity by Phaedra Scott
Friday, March 26, 7:30 pm: Beyond Reform by Jaymes Sanchez
Wednesday, March 31, 7:30 pm: SCHEDULE CHANGE: Visionary Futures panel discussion
Thursday, April 1, 7:30 pm: Gender Experience TM by M. Sloth Levine
Friday, April 2, 7:30 pm: Unity by Phaedra Scott
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