A new virtual documentary theater piece
December 10, 2021 – January 23, 2022
Special Performance co-presented by Gesher Theatre
Followed by a special Russian Language talkback, moderated by Lena Kreindlin, Director General, Gesher Theatre
Conceived and directed by Igor Golyak
Written by Nana Grinstein
with Blair Cadden & Igor Golyak
Scenography & Costume Design by Anna Fedorova
Virtual Design, Daniel Cormino
Sound Design, Viktor Semenov
Produced by Sara Stackhouse
Featuring the Arlekin Acting Company
This is a STREAMING performance.
WITNESS can only be viewed ONLINE.
Where do unwanted people go?
WITNESS, the latest project from Arlekin’s Zero Gravity (zero-G) Virtual Theater Lab, is a new documentary theater piece about Jewish immigration in the face of antisemitism. WITNESS brings actors and audience together from around the world for a shared immersive experience set on a boat in digital space. The piece is inspired by the journey of the MS St. Louis, which left Hamburg in 1939 with over 900 Jewish people on board and headed to Cuba only to be turned away, leaving the passengers stranded with nowhere to go and no escape. WITNESS shares stories of Jewish immigrants from around the globe through an interactive virtual theater experience at the nexus of film, theater and video games.
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