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LOCAL>> American Dreams – digital performance
New digital theatre production with audience participation
Co-produced with Working Theater and other national partners
Created and developed by Leila Buck and Tamilla Woodard with Jens Rasmussen in collaboration with Osh Ghanimah, Imran Sheikh and the company.
American Dreams invites YOU to participate in the newest game show sensation – where you, the audience, decide who wins the ultimate prize: citizenship to “the greatest nation on earth.” Redefining online theater, this is a participatory performance which changes every night.
A funnel for both unarticulated and spoken fears and divisions most current in the U.S., American Dreams meets audiences where they are in debate(s) on borders, immigration, security, and citizenship, and creates a space for connection and dialogue in and between communities about what it means to be(come) a citizen of this country.
The show transforms abstract political debates into personal, tangible questions: What shifts when we aren’t talking about distant borders but potential neighbors? What kinds and levels of bias do we bring to the conversation? Who would you take a chance on? How far would you go to advocate for your choice? Do you trust the system? If not, why and how do you continue to participate in it?
At a time when so many feel a deep divide between various definitions of who “we” are, American Dreams strives to offer something more essential than ever: the opportunity to connect our hearts and minds with people, places and ideas we might not encounter otherwise.
Due to the nature of this production, late entry beyond 10 minutes after performance start time is not possible. Please contact MTC’s box office at (415) 388-5208 or email@example.com.
If you are more than 10 minutes late entering the virtual lobby, we are more than happy to offer you an alternate performance or other accommodation for your missed show. Thank you!