Persevering with a season of on-line content material, Theater Alliance presents a world premiere manufacturing this spring with City in Transition: The Quadrant Series. Drawing inspiration from the distinct-yet-neighboring communities in Washington, DC, the full-length night of digital theater braids hip-hop tradition, the nonprofit industrial complicated, gentrification, and altering demographics collectively in a story of our vibrant metropolis.
“The geographic boundaries of the District’s quadrants give us 4 distinct areas,” says Raymond O. Caldwell, who directed the manufacturing. “Each has developed and developed in several methods, with totally different – but shared – histories. In Metropolis in Transition: The Quadrant Collection, 4 playwrights discover a couple of of the forces remodeling DC . . . and, in flip, our nation.”
The 4 performs that comprise the narratives of Metropolis in Transition have been developed over the previous yr by way of Theater Alliance’s Hothouse New Play Growth program by playwrights Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman, Avery Collins, Shalom Omo-Osagie, and Leslie Scott-Jones. Every playwright developed a story particular to one among DC’s quadrants. Now, woven collectively into one digital expertise, they create a tapestry of disparate but shared tales – very like the 4 areas of DC itself.
“Every of the quadrants is so totally different,” says Caldwell, “however their symbiotic relationship is what makes our metropolis so distinctive. Metropolis in Transition is each an exploration and a love letter to the town we name dwelling.”
Metropolis in Transition will premiere on April 24, 2021 with a particular 8pm screening. For the next month, the manufacturing might be accessible for on-demand viewing.
Beneath the steering and experience of pictures administrators Kelly Colburn and Dylan Uremovich, in addition to artwork director Jonathan Dahm Robertson, Theater Alliance has once more recreated the intimate theatrical nature of its work for the digicam. The manufacturing has been pre-recorded, using stringent security precautions, and can embody weekly group conversations, mirroring Theater Alliance’s common post-show dialogue.
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