This event was recorded on Sat May 23, 2020

Antigone NOW Screening and Discussion

Join us for a screening and discussion of Antigone NOW.

Antigone NOW features a culturally diverse ensemble of female-identifying actors, each in seclusion, who will evoke the breadth of Antigone’s defiance against devastating loss the inability to touch or bury the dead body of her brother. Made collectively in the United States, United Kingdom, Singapore and Japan using mobile phones, iPads and video, this cast and creative team create a unique new work that confronts the isolation of our moment.Incorporating polyphonic vocalization, movement and choral motifs, the production is co-directed by Margaret Laurena Kemp, co-director and associate professor of theatre and dance, and award-winning Irish director and UC Davis Granada Artist-in-Residence Sinéad Rushe. She is a theatre director, performer and teacher of acting, specializing in the Michael Chekhov Technique and Vsevolod Meyerhold’s Biomechanics.

The creative team includes spoken word composer Dahlak Brathwaite (B.A., theatre and dance,‘08),movement consultant/choreographer Roger Ellis, sound designer Jennifer Grace, UC Davis graduate student in theatre and dance, additional sound design by Owen Marshall, UC Davis postdoctoral scholar and lecturer science and technology studies, and digital media advisor Lishan Az, UC Davis assistant professor of cinema and digital media. 

Discussion facilitated by Tory Brykalski and Hannah Adamy

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Training school for a new generation of university labor organizers.

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Public education free and accessible for everyone - without student debt.
Critical thinking and skills - not bound to the imperatives of the market.
Communities of care and shared struggle - not competition for grades & grants.
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Learn your power to organize personal and social transformation.
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