For THEA 241A, you must complete viewing the plays Echoes and HOMEsick. This assignment is mandatory, and there is no substitution. Your instructor will assign your required response (paragraph of critique, quiz, etc).
You must purchase before 11:59PM on Friday, February 24 to receive the video link on Wednesday, March 1.
A private link to view the productions will be sent via email from email@example.com on Wednesday, March 1 to students who have purchased tickets. The link will be available for viewing through Friday, March 24.
Created and Directed by Brittney S. Harris
Produced by ODURep
Creating poetry from pain, Ms. Harris and her cast members create this emotionally and visually stunning original work, centered on experiences from their own lives. Echoes illuminates the profound power of sharing stories – power enough to ignite personal and social change. Taking deliberate aim at the generational ‘echoes’ of caution and criticism that ring in all women’s ears, Echoes shines a bright light on female anger, despair, and strength.
Drawing conceptually from Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf, and utilizing Rainbow of Desire techniques, designed by Augusto Boal to confront internalized oppression, this play ignites a pathway into a better future, for both actors and audience.
Written and directed by Deborah Wallace
Produced by ODURep
HOMEsick is an original work for theatre by Deborah Wallace, exploring the role that mythology plays in shaping a society's identity and beliefs. Fourteen pioneers are on a wagon train heading across the American West, in search of a new life. Instead, they find betrayal. Past being prologue, the action fast-forwards to the present day, where politicians travel the campaign trail, immigrants journey towards our border, addicts trip into opioid dreams. Since the time of Homer, people have searched for a place they could call Home….and betrayal has waited around every corner.
HOMEsick looks at ancient truths to ask where America is headed today, and what we are really searching for. What is the "American Dream," and what happens when it’s reduced to a cautionary parable?
HOMEsick was produced with generous support from the Hellenic Studies Endowment.