Webster Hosts 'After Orlando: An International Theatre Action' at Arcade

Sep. 29, 2016

After Orlando 

Gateway Campus hosts 'After Orlando: An International Theatre Action.' Webster University’s Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts is proud to participate in “After Orlando: An International Theatre Action” in response to the tragic shooting at Pulse Night Club earlier this year. With its event on Thursday, Oct. 13, Webster University joins a long list of national and international theatre companies and schools that are sponsoring readings of new plays commissioned in remembrance of the victims. The project was conceived by Missing Bolts Productions and the NoPassport Theatre Alliance and Press in New York City. You can learn more about it here

Join us at the Arcade Contemporary Art Projects gallery, in Webster’s Gateway Campus, for this free, one-night only event: Thursday Oct. 13, at 7 p.m.; 812 Olive St. Students from the Conservatory of Theatre Arts and the Department of Art, Design & Art History collaborate to read selections from the collection of short plays. NoPassport founder and playwright Caridad Svich describes the project in the Orlando Sentinel as “making some healing art, some fiery art, some work that just says we can rise up from and through collective mourning.”

The readings will last approximately one hour. Please come early or stay late to enjoy also the exhibit at the Arcade: “Rendered Visible.”

For additional information, please contact Gad Guterman, assistant professor in the Conservatory of Theatre Arts, at gadguterman95@webster.edu, or Robin Assner-Alvey, associate professor in the Department of Art, Design & Art History, at assneralvey@webster.edu.

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