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Livestreamed on this page Saturday 23 February 2013 at 4 p.m. PST / 6 p.m. CST / 7 p.m. EST

Flint, MI, United States
Saturday 23 February 2013

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State of Emergency by Shop Floor Theatre Company

Saturday 23 February 2013



Shop Floor Theatre Company of Flint, Michigan presented a performance of State of Emergency livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network ahowlround.tv on Saturday 23 February 2013 at 4 p.m. PST / 6 p.m. CST / 7 p.m. EST from the University of Michigan-Flint.

In late 2011, under Michigan Public Act 4, the State of Michigan appointed an Emergency Manager to the City of Flint. In 2012, citizens across the state voted to repeal the law.

Based on interviews and found material, State of Emergency tells the story of this controversial law and asks, is this what Democracy looks like?


A post-show dialogue will take place immediately following the performance. You can join the conversation on Twitter by tweeting questions or comments to @ShopFloorFlint and using the hashtag #FlintSOE.

State of Emergency is generously funded by the Ruth Mott Foundation and the MSU Regional Economic Innovation Center.

Written by: Jessica Back, Elizabeth Brooks, Nic Custer, Kenneth Indish, & Andrew Morton.

Directed by: Andrew Morton

About Shop Floor Theatre Company: Shop Floor Theatre Company aims to create original and transformative theatre with and for people of all ages, experiences, and backgrounds. Based in Flint, Michigan Shop Floor uses verbatim theater and other community centered techniques to create work that represents diverse voices and opinions, encourages civic dialogue and engagement, and promotes social and political awareness.

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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