Doors 6:30pm // Show 7:00pm
Join us for a reading of Camille Inston’s work-in-progress, Death to the Prometheans, presented as part of Studio 180 IN DEVELOPMENT.
Five internationally selected young artists are indoctrinated into a training program at world-leading performing arts conservatory, navigating as best they can the perils of young adulthood, institutional demands, and finding purpose in making art in a world on fire. Taught by Charity, their rigorous and eccentric leader, the students — including Zinnie, a biracial dancer; Hannah, a bumbling playwright; John, a conceptual body artist; Thea, a climate activist; and Yannis, a video game enthusiast — move through a series of creative prompts and exercises, grappling with the program’s contradictory teachings as well as their own will to create. Death to the Prometheans! is a play about institutional resistance and the quest for knowledge and truth in educational systems that promise young people agency and freedom just as they foreclose it. Can authority really be challenged from within? How can young people imagine systems of education, governance, and political power outside of that which they were taught? What does it mean to break the shackles of tradition? And, at the end of the world, how much is art really worth?
PGC Tom Hendry Award-winning playwright, and one of this year’s RBC Emerging Playwrights, Camille Intson joins IN DEVELOPMENT with her newest play, Death to the Prometheans. The reading will be directed by 2022/23 RBC Emerging Director 郝邦宇 Steven Hao.
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