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Bard Theater and Performance Program


A Play from Romania By Caryl ChurchillDirected by Ashley Tata 

April 10, 2020

Add to Calendar2020-04-10 7:00 pm2020-04-10 7:00 pmESTLIVE WEBCAST: Mad Forest
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A landmark event blending live performance and technology—the Bard College Theater & Performance Program's reimagining of Caryl Churchill's sly, funny, and surreal account of the Romanian Revolution, was performed live by actors in isolation from 14 remote locations using a specially modified version of Zoom.

Romania. December 25th, 1989. A dictator is executed. A totalitarian regime topples. What happens next? Caryl Churchill’s 1990 play depicts life during and after a repressive dictatorship. Reimagined as a digital presentation by a professional creative team and student performers, this 30-year old work approached from a 2020 point of view powerfully resonates with our current global state.

The live webcast of Mad Forest was a project of UPSTREAMING: the Fisher Center’s Virtual Stage.