The classic H. G. Wells 19th Century Science Fiction Novel about an invasion of Earth by alien beings from Mars gets placed in November of 2020 in a modern update as frighteningly real as our current world situation. Locked down by the Corona Virus, dealing with issues of racial and social injustice and in the aftermath of the November 3 election, a group of Los Angelenos find themselves face to face with an invading army of extraterrestrial beings. With the downtown skyline in flames and cell phones being blocked ("so much for 5G") the internet remains the only communication tool available for a band of good friends to try to rescue family and avoid alien death rays and direct blood-bathed confrontation.
Using OBS (Open Broadcast Software), the action of the live play performance includes scenes on the devastated streets of Los Angeles, alien invaders, decimated hospital hallways, and emergency metro bus evacuations all performed in the safety of every cast members’ home. WAR OF THE WORLDS takes the latest Zoom innovative technology to a new and bold level making LIVE DIGITAL THEATRE an art form you must see to believe.
Performed reflections from the frontline
- Racial Inequity
- Police brutality
- Essential workers
- The election
Through a mixture of live-streamed performance and pre-recorded video, students from the Departments of Music, Art and Theatre & Dance, share their lived experiences through collaboratively created performed events live-streamed to the public.
Cal State LA students represent the heart and soul of this city. The majority are first-generation, first in their families to go to college, live in mix-documented homes, receive financial aid to support their educational goals, and care for either a younger sibling or ailing elder of the family. They and their families are also essential workers and, due to their work and economic struggles, their communities are most directly affected by the coronavirus, as well as the evils of this current administration regarding immigration and more.
They are on the frontline of our current cultural, economic and health crisis. Watch and engage with their inspiring determination and resilience!
All performances are Free.
All performances will be LIVE streamed on the Cal State LA Theatre Facebook page!
- Tuesday, December 8 @ 7pm
- Wednesday, December 9 @ 4pm and 7pm
- Thursday, December 10 @ 4pm and 7pm
- Friday, December 11 @ 4pm and 7pm
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A post-show conversation with the artists will follow after each performance.
What does it mean to be told you’re too much to be enough? Another F Word is an original multimedia dramatic mosaic of defiance and empowerment exploring body image and self-acceptance through the experience of living with obesity. Spanning styles and genres- Another F Word is a revelatory act by those who feel defined by the scale asserting their humanity, as they move from one “f-word” to another.
Hotel Paraiso, a TVF 4010 Advanced Production project.
Drawing from Paul Preciado’s “Learning from the Virus”, the project
attempts to tap into the collective experiences and unconscious of the Cal
State LA students to explore deeply the relationship between immunity
and community, as “the two terms share a common root, the Latin munus,
the duty (tax, tribute, gift) someone must pay to be part of the
Performances Thursday, November 19 @ 6pm and 8:15pm
Zoom address for performances: 841 1821 2625