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FILM 49.02 - Black Theatre & Storytelling Workshop: Reimagining The Purple Flower

Course guide for FILM 49.02.

Course description

Recognizing the intrinsic value of Black lives and Black storytelling across media platforms, this course will explore the staging of Black theatre texts in virtual reality (VR) and related XR technology.  Participants will explore VR technology at the intersection of Black cultural storytelling through the performance of monologues and scenes as well as design/tech, music and movement culminating into a pilot production of Marita Bonner’s The Purple Flower (1928), a non-realistic, one-act play that pushes the boundaries of theatrical staging.  No prior experience or prerequisites required.

[Source: ORC/Catalog, 08/30/2023]; Dist:ART; WCult:CI

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