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      Visionary Futures: Science Fiction Theatre for Social Justice Movements in Amherst


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      November 12, 2020

      Thursday   7:30 AM

      University of Massachusetts
      Amherst, Massachusetts 01003

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      Visionary Futures: Science Fiction Theatre for Social Justice Movements

      Conceived and directed by Josh Glenn-Kayden
      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 are commissioning three professional playwrights to each write a 30-minute play of visionary fiction that confronts urgent issues of our time. Each writer will be 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.
      Presented live online: Play 1 on Nov. 12 at 7:30; Play 2 on Nov. 15 at 7:30, Play 3 on Nov. 19 at 7:30 pm, play titles TBA
      Register at https://fac.umass.edu/Online/article/TheaterDepartment

      Cost: Free admission

      Categories: University & Alumni | Politics & Activism

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