UNBOUND: A Live-Streamed Theatre Production to Open at Alfred University
UNBOUND: A Loose-Leaf Theatre Project for Racial and Social Justice will be performed Nov. 5, 6, and 7, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. on Zoom, live streaming from Alfred University’s Performing Arts Division.
UNBOUND: A Loose-Leaf Theatre Project for Racial and Social Justice will be performed Nov. 5, 6, and 7, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. on Zoom, live streaming from Alfred University’s Performing Arts Division. UNBOUND is a selection of poems, essays, speeches, short scenes and visual art addressing issues of systemic racism and social injustice. Through the use of diverse voices and experiences the piece is aimed at exposing the major threads in our efforts to move toward a fair and just society.
UNBOUND is a first for the Performing Arts Division at Alfred University. The entire creative process has been engaged with the plan to stream this live performance. Every actor, designer, crew member, as well as faculty and staff engaged in the creation of UNBOUND has seized the opportunity to tackle a whole new means of performance with learning ZOOM and experimenting with the ever increasing options of this computer app, which became a major medium for the Alfred University in March when classes moved on-online.
Eight student actors and several students working as designers for UNBOUND’S short sequences, make up the entire 90-minute production. The live stream will make the best use of the visual possibilities of zoom and other digital media. The designers, guided by Performing Arts faculty Maureen Weiss, Zachary Hamm, and Debra MacCrea will provide backgrounds, costumes, and the very few props needed for such a performance. The actors, guided by Professor Becky Prophet, interpret news stories, poems, and essays that expose issues embedded in our complex society.
You may reserve your “seat” – that is, your computer connection through Zoom by contacting Performs@alfred.edu. With all performances as 7:30 p.m. please be sure to state the day and date of the performance you wish to see. Seats are available on Thurs. Nov. 5, Fri. Nov. 6, and Sat. Nov. 7. Join the live stream to support racial and social justice!