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March 4 - March 5$20
The Brick presents
by Jaime Sunwoo
March 4 & 5, 2023
March 5 performance includes a livestream and post-show discussion. Tickets for the livestream performance are available HERE
In Embodied, four performers repeat text verbatim as they listen to remixed audio tracks of fifty-five interviewees all responding to a single prompt: “Describe a time you were acutely aware of your race.” Surveillance cameras track their movements and wireless microphones manipulate their voices, capturing the insecurity, paranoia, and absurdity of life in America during mass social unrest. Embodied explores how we interpret messages when they’re being delivered by people with different race and gender identities– a survey of fears, defenses, and hopes as people struggle to understand their perceptions of self and others.
Interviews Edited by Jaime Sunwoo
Directed by Jaime Sunwoo
Produced by Free Rein Projects
Lighting and Sound Design by Matt Chilton
Video Design by Andrew Murdock
Video Consulting by Yudam Hyung Seok Jeon
Performed by Ella Dershowitz, Dustin Fontaine, Vanessa Rappa, and Saadiq Vaughan
Collaborators in early development include Video Designer Cinthia Chen, Movement Director Nile Harris, and Movement Facilitator Channce Williams.
This work was made possible, in part, by the Franklin Furnace Fund supported by Jerome Foundation and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and Brooklyn Arts Fund. Rehearsal space for Embodied was provided with generous support from HB Studio and Persona. Embodied was developed, in part, at Now in Process, a program of New Ohio Theatre.
Photo by Toby Tenenbaum
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