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Livestreamed on this page on Friday March 27 2020 at 4 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 6 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 7 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 11 p.m. GMT (London, UTC+0).

Washington, D.C.
Friday 27 March 2020

Performance of Snapshots by Convergence Theatre

New Virtual Theatre about Islam, Sexuality, and Cultural Appropriation

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Friday 27 March 2020

Convergence Theatre presented its virtual performance of Snapshots by Asif Majid, livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday March 27 2020 at 4 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 6 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 7 p.m EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 11 p.m. GMT (London, UTC+0).

Snapshots is the latest production in Convergence’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 delves into the struggles to embrace and communicate the multiple identities one can hold.

As a result of public health concerns around COVID-19, Snapshots is being presented as an entirely virtual work -- no performer is in the same physical space as any other. Thus, this performance of Snapshots offers an opportunity for theatre-makers around the world to consider what virtual theatre can be, at a moment of self-reckoning for the field. Join Convergence 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).

Axandre Oge (Mustafa)
Mikail Chowdhury (Kamal)
Fabiolla da Silva (Miral)
Lakshmi Mellacheruvu (Nadia)

Creative Team
Nikoo Mamdoohi (Director)
Asif Majid (Playwright)
Elena Velasco (Convergence’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 [email protected], or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal/WhatsApp. View the video archive of past events.

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What a fantastic, imaginative production and use of video theater! Multiple kudos to the artists and producing team!! I was sorry not to be able to join the post-show discussion but I went to sleep thinking of all the layers of the play and wondering how humanity will continue to evolve with more virtual connections, outside our animal skin. Bravo.