2020-2021 Season

Live Online transmedia productions

How We Built This

Since our work in the 2020–2021 season was shared digitally through the internet, let’s take a moment to consider the legacies of colonization embedded within the technologies, structures, and ways of thinking we use every day. We are using equipment and high-speed internet, not available in many rural and Indigenous communities. Even the technologies that are central to us right now, leave significant carbon footprints, contributing to changing climates that disproportionately affect Indigenous peoples worldwide.

This land acknowledgment builds on the work of SpiderWebShow and FOLDA (Festival of Live Digital Art).

2020–2021 Productions

Men on Boats

By Jaclyn Backhaus
Co-Directed by Maureen Shea & Sarah Hickler
September 25–27, 2020

The ResistIble Rise of Arturo UI

By Bertolt Brecht
Directed by Timothy Douglas
October 15–18, 2020



Adapted for the stage by Barry Kornhauser
Directed by Melia Bensussen
Movement Direction by Nathaniel Justiniano
October 29–November 1, 2020


Conceived and created by Annie G. Levy & Devanand Janki
Directed by Devanand Janki
November 19–22, 2020


By José Rivera
Directed by Tatyana-Marie Carlo
February 18–21, 2021


By Branden Jacob-Jenkins
Directed by Annie G. Levy
March 11–14, 2021

Newfest: new play workshop
Interior of the Artist Without her

By Masha Obolensky
Directed by Melia Bensussen
March 25–28, 2021

Newfest: Rod parker Production
Going to California

By Sabrina Sexauer
Directed by Joseph Antoun
April 1–4, 2021

Spring Awakening

Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik
Based on the play by Frank Wedekind
April 15–18, 2021

In the 2020–2021 academic year we brought our work to a new stage—livestreamed safely and distantly straight to you!
Thank you for joining us as we embraced a new world of transmedia performance.