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Livestreamed on this page on Saturday June 13 2020 at 11 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 1 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 2 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 7 p.m. GMT (London, UTC+0).

United States
Saturday 13 June 2020

A Performance of Snapshots 2.0 by Convergence Theatre
 

New Virtual Theatre about Islam, Sexuality, and Cultural Appropriation

 

Produced With
Saturday 13 June 2020

Convergence Theatre presented its virtual performance of Snapshots 2.0 by Asif Majid, livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 13 June 2020 at 11 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 1 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 2 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 7 p.m. GMT (London, UTC+0).

Snapshots 2.0 is the latest production in Convergence Theatre’s Incubation Cycle. This new and innovative dramatic text examines the intersection of Islam, sexuality, history, and cultural appropriation in an effort to foster open and supportive dialogue about these issues. Framed as a series of video and phone interactions between two couples, Snapshots 2.0 delves into the struggles to embrace and communicate the multiple identities one can hold.

Snapshots 2.0 is written and designed entirely for virtual media, and is performed using Zoom. A new version of the earlier livestreamed performance on HowlRound in March 2020, this performance features new cast members and an integration of new media technologies such as video DJing and simultaneous cameras. Join Convergence Theatre for this experiment in virtual theatre, followed by a Converging Minds post-show discussion on Zoom led by Convergence’s Artistic Director Elena Velasco (accessible via this link immediately following the performance).

Cast
Axandre Oge (Mustafa)
Arjun Dhawan (Kamal)
Fabiolla da Silva (Miral)
Janani Ramachandran (Nadia)

Creative Team
Nikoo Mamdoohi (Director)
Asif Majid (Playwright)
Elena Velasco (Producer/Convergence Theatre’s Artistic Director)

About Convergence Theatre
Convergence Theatre is a home for socially conscious artists who wish to spark dialogue between diverse communities through new theatrical structures. Convergence fosters a process-oriented arts collective that addresses widespread human struggles and unique cultural experiences by evolving theatre’s performance language through newly developed works. By engaging in an interdisciplinary approach to dramatic creation, Convergence Theatre produces multi-sensory performances that invite a wide audience base, encouraging discourse and dialogue over issues of social conscience. Learn more at www.convergencetheatre.org.
 

About HowlRound TV

HowlRound TV is a global, commons-based peer produced, open access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by the nonprofit HowlRound. HowlRound TV is a free and shared resource for live conversations and performances relevant to the world's performing arts and cultural fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and to develop our knowledge commons collectively. Participate in a community of peer organizations revolutionizing the flow of information, knowledge, and access in our field by becoming a producer and co-producing with us. Learn more by going to our participate page. For any other queries, email tv@howlround.com, or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal/WhatsApp. View the video archive of past events.

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