Here is a selection of plays to stream that we've selected in honor of this month's celebration of poetry. Off-campus access is available to current students, faculty & staff. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for required id/password.
“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely ad more temperate." An illustrious cast including Sir Patrick Stewart, David Tennant and Stephen Fry bring to life all 154 of William Shakespeare’s Sonnets. Originally filmed for an app, the intricacies and wonders of Shakespeare’s Sonnets are revealed in these evocative, riveting and diverse performances. Contains strong language. (description from Digital Theatre+)
The award-winning "Betroffenheit" is a boundary-stretching hybrid of theatre and dance that explores the psychological states of trauma, grief and addiction.
Combining tap, salsa, spoken word, song and puppetry with Pite's emotionally charged choreography, "Betroffenheit" is a witty and tender-hearted exploration of disconnection, isolation and what it means to come to terms with life’s tragic. Described as raw and riveting, this genre-busting dance-theatre hybrid was the Dance Critics' top pick of 2016, and won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production. Jonathon Young was also deservedly awarded Outstanding Performance in Modern Dance at the Critics' Circle National Dance Awards. (description from OnTheBoards.TV)
Enter a world where Black bodies tell their own stories. Where Black love and Black expression prevail. A world where Black stories heal, grow, and transform the lives they touch. Featuring live music, collaboration with a large cast of local artists/performers, and installations, this performance project celebrates Black bodies in space and an emotional engagement with movement. Black Bois is a love letter to Black bodies, minds, and spirits.
Artist Dani Tirrell writes: “This dance piece, created with original music by Benjamin Hunter and written word by J Mase III, is a ceremony to our ancestors, and thanksgiving to our past, present, and future. It is a love letter to our bodies, our spirits, and our minds. This is the story of our fathers, brothers, lovers, and friends. A healing space, a space to process, a space to love, a space to create and be. We welcome you! (description from OnTheBoards.TV)