Once the plague is established in a city, normal social order collapses.
Antonin Artaud (1938)
This vibrant assortment of short plays brings together tales from trailblazing writers whose creative experiments redefined the possibilities of theatre in moments of seismic change. Reimagining works by master dramatists Anton Chekhov, Luigi Pirandello, August Strindberg, and the first surrealist, Guillaume Apollinaire, this lively, eclectic collection reaches into the past and finds surprising echoes in the present.
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Advisory: suggestions of violence, sexual themes, and cartoon violence.
The Breasts of Tiresias, part of COVID-Classics, won Best Animated Short at New Orleans Second Line Film Festival. It is an official selection of the 2021 ARFF Barcelona//International Awards, Black Film Festival Atlanta, and Paris Lift-Off Film Festival. Reimaged as a vivid animated short, this surrealist fever dream becomes a playground to explore and subvert ideas about gender and sexuality, reproduction and race. Stream COVID-Classics: One-Act Plays for the Age of Quarantine to watch it!
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Infused with an energetic mix of rap, hip-hop, and spoken word, this one-person show captures the experience of growing up in an immigrant family, searching for a place in American history and finding identity in making art.