HSU presents “The Living Newspaper”
The Department of Theatre, Film and Dance at Humboldt State University in cooperation with Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre presents the Humboldt County premiere of The Living Newspaper, two original productions based on current events. Content will include the unexpected effects of gender-reveal parties, relationships with virtual friends and robots during the time of COVID, the erasure and silencing of marginalized voices and more. These plays will be streamed online. The first play will be streamed on Friday, April 2; the second will be streamed on Friday, April 16. Both performances will begin at 8:00 p.m.
The Living Newspaper concept was originally created during the Great Depression in the 1930’s in the United States. It was part of the Federal Theatre Project which itself was part of the Works Progress Administration. “Living Newspaper” is a term for a theatrical form presenting factual information on current events to a popular audience. Historically, Living Newspapers have also urged social action (both implicitly and explicitly) and reacted against naturalistic and realistic theatrical conventions in favor of the more direct, experimental techniques of agitprop theatre, including the extensive use of multimedia.
These unique productions will be performed for free. Running time is approximately 40 minutes for each of the two shows. Both productions will be available to stream after their opening performances. The productions are not recommended for small children. To watch the performances, please use this link: https://humboldtstate.zoom.us/j/89298293149?pwd=YmZudHFYYXNDOXV4WTdva2E2WldRQT09.