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VoxFest 2018

ON STAGE · SHIFT

VoxFest 2018
 

VoxFest engages Dartmouth alumni, student and faculty theater artists in developing new work. This year’s projects include a look at police shootings of African Americans, a site-specific installation, a musical about an Australian outlaw, and a reading of the winner of the first annual Neukom Literary Prize for best play exploring the meaning of humanity in a digitized world.

Friday, June 29, 5 pm: Project Black Plague
Friday, June 29, 8 pm: Outlaw
Saturday, June 30, 4 pm: Maids
Saturday June 30, 7:30 pm: Choices People Make (Neukom winner)



Artists in residence
Fri & Sat, June 29 & 30
Warner Bentley Theater, Free

SCHEDULE

Project Black Plague

Fri, June 29, 5 pm

created by Mikaal Sulaiman
in collaboration with Hannah Chodos '06

A solo performance that layers sound, video, and live performance to reveal a comprehensive diagnosis of racism through deep epigenetic research.

Outlaw

Fri, June 29, 8 pm

book and lyrics by Kate Mulley ’05
music by Andy Peterson
directed by Benita de Wit

A new musical about Australian outlaw Ned Kelly that explores the lengths to which Kelly went to fight inequality and injustice and the lives of the family he left behind.

 

Maids

Sat, June 30, 4 pm

by Carol Brown ’12
directed by Max Hunter ’13

Loosely inspired by Genet’s The Maids, Carol Brown’s new work is a darkly comic exploration of power dynamics set in an unnamed Ohio steel town in 2014. The play follows three sisters, one of whom is particularly lucky.

Neukom Prize winning play:
Choices People Make

Sat, June 30, 7:30 pm

by Jessica Andrewartha
directed by Daniela Varon ’80

A new play about artificial intelligence that asks what choices we can entrust to our creations, and which decisions must be made by humans alone.

 


Part of SHIFT: an array of live arts that kick off summer at the Hop, harkening back to the creative disruption of the 1960s and shifting how we think about music, drama, and identity.
Shift 2018