August 12, 2020
All event times are Eastern Time Zone unless otherwise specified.
Greater Cincinnati Association of Wabash Men Virtual Happy Hour: 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Greater Cincinnati Association of Wabash Men
Virtual Happy Hour
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
5:30 PM ET
Although we can't meet in person, grab your favorite TWR and join us from the comfort of your home for a virtual gathering via Zoom.
Reply requested, but not necessary. It helps us to have an idea who is planning to participate.
The Race Auditions: Fine Arts Center T110 Ball Theater, 7:00PM - 10:00PM
THE RACE is a combination of performance, interactivity and audience participation around Leadership and Participatory Democracy. Wabash Theatre is reimagining the production process by building a theatrical event that is enhanced by the challenges of Covid-19. Through incorporating elements of playback theater, devised movement, facilitation and listening, and multi-site virtual playing spaces, this event will be inclusive and open to complex perspectives and experiences while simultaneously maintaining a commitment to hosting space that is anti-racist and anti-hate. The script plays with how campaigns and the media influence Americans’ views of leadership. The first act appropriates campaign language and satirizes it through the “game show” genre. Sound bites from campaign videos are integrated into the dialogue and action. The second act continues the energetic storytelling as the performers jockey for the attention of the audience to “sell” themselves as leaders. The final act asks the audience to evaluate the nature of true leadership in breakout rooms facilitated by the actors. This project’s technological mission is to adapt a group-chat platform, reducing barriers to participation and providing a neutral space for storytelling and interaction. Using Discord, a platform originally designed for gamers, the audience and performer are brought together in a curated virtual space. In this era of increased partisanship and division, THE RACE is investigating how theater can promote an active conversation about leadership and campaigns - a race to discover what binds us together as well as what tears us apart.