DANCE THEATRE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
The Forest Protector
Play my choose-your-own-adventure style phone game about a girl who gets lost in the woods and the friends who try to find her. There are 30+ endings based on your choices! This was a fun way to try episodic writing under a deadline, come up with lots of cliffhangers, design characters, and pick scenery/music. To play click the blue link above, download the Chapters App, create a profile, and re-click link. Or search
"The Forest Protector" in
Community Visual Games.
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1001 Nights: Love Stories on Death Row (A Rock Opera)
Scheherazade is no longer a Queen staving off execution by her cruel husband but an immigrant woman condemned to death by the American criminal justice system. 1001 Nights... is a multicultural feast for the senses accentuated by original Hip Hop, Rock, and World Music. The show explores diverse experiences of marginalization on Eastern and Western landscapes and takes a critical look at the prison-industrial complex.
Trickster-storyteller, Enitan, guides you through an immersive neo-folktale that observes what happens when corporate greed threatens a small Afro-Indigenous community in Brazil. Jaguar Woman serves as commentary on all "Western" culture and is a reminder that real-world threat of fascism looms even as the borders of reality fade. (1st Place Winner in the Scriptwriting Category of the 90th Annual Writers' Digest Competition.)
The Art of War and Hip Hop
TOAWAH is a conversation between different communities-of-color and beyond. The play draws heavily from world folklore and pays homage to the unique intersections that can be found between imported martial arts movies from the '70s and '80s, Eastern pop cultures, and American Hip Hop cultures. The use of projection/video, cartoon, and subtitles make this work accessible to more than the average theater-going audience.