We hope you are safe and well as, four months into a pandemic, we all continue to soul-search and seek a better world. We at Theater in Asylum continue to read all we can, take stock of our mission and working practices, and try to grow.
We would like to applaud the work of organizations like WeSeeYouWAT and The Killroys in their work promoting equity and justice within the theater industry. There is so much to reevaluate and so many steps to be taken. We are grateful for the clarity they offer in the work that's been done and the work we still have ahead.
As many of you know, for the last few years Theater in Asylum has been developing a theatrical adapation of the Democratic Presidential debates. On Sunday, June 21, we presented The Debates 2020 live online. We also published a script (with over 600 footnotes citing our sources). We are so very proud of the work and hope it helped voters in anticipation of New York's primary on June 23. Over the years the piece transformed into a kind of time capsule of this campaign's soul searching. We are so proud of the piece and thrilled to share it with you.
For those of you who missed the live broadcast, it's now available to stream on YouTube. Below you'll find buttons taking you to the video, the script, and a list of organizations doing good work that our team compiled.
Thank you to the army of artists and supporters who made the piece possible, and thank you readers of this email for all your support of Theater in Asylum. We are so grateful for all that this community has accomplished and continues to fight for.
Safety, power, and love to you,
Paul, Katie, Kathryn, Hilarie, and Samantha
Theater in Asylum
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. Core programs include original productions; themed cabarets to present new work from our community; and Cold Readings to read and discuss published plays.
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