March 4 – March 5, 2023

In Embodied, four performers repeat text verbatim as they listen to remixed audio tracks of fifty-five interviewees all responding to a single prompt: “Describe a time you were acutely aware of your race.” Surveillance cameras track their movements and wireless microphones manipulate their voices, capturing the insecurity, paranoia, and absurdity of life in America during mass social unrest. Embodied explores how we interpret messages when they’re being delivered by people with different race and gender identities– a survey of fears, defenses, and hopes as people struggle to understand their perceptions of self and others.

The Brick at 579 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11211
SAT March 4th, 8pm performance
SUN March 5th, 8pm performance & post-show discussion (also available on livestream)
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Written and Directed by Jaime Sunwoo
Produced by Free Rein Projects
Lighting and Sound Design by Matt Chilton
Video Design by Andrew Murdock
Video Consulting by Yudam Hyung Seok Jeon
Performed by Ella Dershowitz, Saadiq Vaughan, and Vanessa Rappa

This work was made possible, in part, by the Franklin Furnace Fund supported by Jerome Foundation and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and Brooklyn Arts Fund. Rehearsal space for Embodied was provided with generous support from HB Studio and Persona. Embodied was developed,in part, at Now in Process, a program of New Ohio Theatre.

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