Make America Dream Again
Make America Dream Again is a play in progress. We make it up as we go along. Directed by artist Kirsten Leenaars, the play draws from Pedro Calderón de la Barca’s allegorical play Life Is A Dream, whose main characters - the King and his son - switch places. Make America Dream Again mashes up current events and Life Is A Dream to bring people together to develop a new collective reality centered around play and dreams. We are playing the parts until it is real!
This collective play-making employs Living Architecture’s installations created by 40 immigrant artists. The works become backdrops to depict the shifting scenes of our current political drama. The farcical performance questions reality and transformation within politics to examine philosophical ideas about the meaning of life versus illusion, and political questions about power, inequality, government, and treason. The artists in Living Architecture are the actors along with the public. If you want to be a part of the "play", please sign up here!
Make America Dream Again has no final performance, instead it’s a series of work in progress vignettes. We’re challenging the role of the audience as inactive and separate from the performance; rather "play" is our central focus. The key is to involve the public in ongoing "play".
April 2019 - First rehearsal Monday, April 22 at 7:30pm
May 2019 - Work-in-progress events with the public