On April 26, the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater in collaboration with Fordham University, Purchase College, and University of Massachusetts-Amherst presented A Passage in Relief, a virtual theatrical response to Naomi Wallace’s play One Flea Spare. Wallace’s play, about strangers quarantining together during London’s 17th-Century Great Plague, provoked this wild artistic departure about our own communities’ social iniquities, abuses of power, classism, racism, fake science, and questions about who can afford to survive a plague and the boundaries of gender and the body. The production, devised, written and performed by the students and led by Princeton faculty member Elena Araoz, was performed live and recorded in front of a virtual audience on Zoom.
Audiences can view and contribute to a living online image and chat board through May 31, 2021.
To learn more about A Passage in Relief and the One Flea Spare Project, read the full press release for this event.