AND THEN I WOKE (A VICARIOUS CATACLYSMIC EVENT)
AND THEN I WOKE (A VICARIOUS CATACLYSMIC EVENT) leaps from laptops, iPads and computer screens to explore the phenomenon of YouTube-captured violence perpetrated on African-Americans by those most entrusted with their safety...law enforcement police officers. Seen by millions around the world in first-person video, the murders of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Sandra Bland, Tamir Rice, and dozens of others demand an answer to one heartbreaking question: how did we get to this place?
Inspired by Peter Handke's masterpiece "Self-Accusation," AND THEN I WOKE steps back to our earliest beginnings, to look at how we become who we are...not only that black lives matter, but how they are made. In a world where watching a murder is just one click of a mouse away, the scientific term for these psychic shocks -- "vicarious cataclysmic events" -- becomes a thrilling reimagining of our quest to understand our fellow humans.
CAST: CHERRYE J. DAVIS and NILAN JOHNSON
DIRECTOR: GABRIEL STELIAN-SHANKS
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: NATHANIEL P. CLARIDAD
VIDEO/PROJECTION DESIGNER: CATALIN STELIAN-SHANKS
SOUND DESIGNER: MARC JABLONSKI
LIGHTING DESIGNER: ERIK C. BRUCE
CONCEIVED BY: CHERRYE J. DAVIS, NILAN JOHNSON, AND GABRIEL STELIAN-SHANKS
WEDNESDAY, JAN 25, 2017 7:30PM
THURSDAY, JAN 26, 2017 7:30PM
FRIDAY, JAN 27, 2017 8PM
SATURDAY, JAN 28, 2017 2PM
SATURDAY, JAN 27, 2017 8PM
SUNDAY, JAN 29, 2017 2PM
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