After Orlando: An International Theatre Action Arrives to Phoenix
(Phoenix, AZ) – After Orlando: An International Theatre Action created by OBIE award winner, Caridad Svich is set for the Phoenix stages in January 2017. After Orlando is an international theater experience inspired by the 2015 summer tragedy at Pulse Nightclub where 49 innocent people were murdered. After Orlando is collaboration featuring over seventy playwrights from around the world. The Phoenix edition of this international project will be under the direction and artistic guidance of Associate Artistic Director for Phoenix Theater Robert Harper and Arizona State University Associate Professor of Voice and Acting, Micha Espinosa. The project will include the participation of over 30 local artists and a keynote speech from State Representative Daniel Hernandez, who gained national recognition for saving the life of US Congresswoman Gabby Giffords.
After Orlando has been produced and performed in over 50 theaters and universities around the country and includes internationally recognized playwrights from the United States, Canada, The United Kingdom, Australia, and Uganda.
Phoenix After Orlando directly aligns with Phoenix Theater’s mission, which aims, “to create an exceptional theatrical experiences by using the arts to articulate messages that inspire hope and understanding.” Phoenix Theater in conjunction with ASU is opening it’s doors to Phoenix After Orlando to further explore the national debate on gun rights and gun violence.
“We feel it is necessary to give artists a place to respond to the tragedy in Orlando and the current state of the world,” said After Orlando creators. “We have invited some of the most admired theatre artists worldwide to participate; to share our grief, our anger, our hope and our desire to combat the violence we are now living with on a daily basis.”
Phoenix After Orlando is scheduled for Sunday, January 29th at 6pm in the Hormel Theatre at Phoenix Theatre. Click here for full details.
Date: Sunday, January 29th
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
100 E. McDowell Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85004