Ali Summit


Now Available in Virtual Reality

Ali Summit is an interactive virtual reality experience that can be engaged with in a VR headset.
Ali Summit is also available as an audiovisual experience that is easily streamed from all devices. Both are included with your ticket purchase.

Run Time: 25 minutes

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written by Idris Goodwin
directed by Robert Barry Fleming
produced in collaboration with Crux Cooperative
commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville

Inspired by the 1967 summit of prominent Black athletes who met to question Muhammad Ali about his conscientious objection to military service, this virtual project is a collaboration between playwright Idris Goodwin, director Robert Barry Fleming, and the extended reality storytellers and immersive artists of Crux Cooperative.

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This work was supported by a Building Demand for the Arts grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.


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How To Experience Ali Summit

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Ali Summit in the New York Times

Read about Ali Summit in Jesse Green's Critic's Notebook article.

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Explore the Development of this Project

What does it mean to develop a new play in a socially distanced community? Idris Goodwin opens up his process and shares some of the inspiration behind Ali Summit on his website.

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Community Conversation

This video from our virtual event centers on themes from Ali Summit, as well as the entire year of programming at Actors Theatre of Louisville and our evolution into an arts and culture organization as social enterprise.

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