Happy New Year!
As 2024 begins, we invite you to join us in a book club as we develop our next production.
We are interested in exploring how hope functions, and how it’s sustained by people who don’t know if they’ll ever see victory. In dark times, it seems as though reality tells us to flee, to ignore the problem, or to focus on only small-scaled solutions. Yet we see throughout history that our greatest victories were won after many tireless individuals and movements sustained their hope and kept working despite the dark circumstances. How did they do it? How did they have the stamina to carry on when self-interest, opposing movements, and conspiracy theories / misinformation provided easy outs? Theater in Asylum is embarking on something of a character study, of a character who has repeated throughout history. Who is this person who hopes in the darkness, who works in the darkness, and who keeps at it when all seems lost? We know that person is alive and working today. How do we help them, and in doing so, help ourselves and everyone?
Join us for a book club to explore these ideas, starting with…
Hope in the Dark
By Rebecca Solnit
Book club discussion Wednesday, January 31
7pm ET on Zoom
Theater in Asylum (TIA) is a New York-based theater company founded in 2010 to challenge and empower our community. TIA joyfully pursues a rigorous research and an ensemble-driven approach to theater-making. We create performances to investigate our past, interpret our present, and imagine our future. We prize space to process, space to question—asylum—for ourselves and our community.