New Ideas: week one reading

Wow – I can’t believe that week one finished last night. And what a week it was!

Yesterday, at noon, NIF presented its week one reading: Theory, by Norman Yeung, directed by Alum member Joanne Williams. The reading slots each week allow for the presentation of a longer work – a piece that would be too long to be included in the fully produced programming.

Theory was a multi-media presentation, using onscreen projection of e-mail and message board screen captures, as well as video, to create a more fully realized mount of the play in a staged reading format.

Set in a first-year film theory class, headed by a very young rookie professor, Theory examines issues of free expression – both public and private. What is it that constitutes harassment? Bullying? Stalking? When should censorship be exercised?

Extremely well cast and thought-provoking, I look forward to see where Theory goes next.

Week two opens in a few days – on Wed, Mar 17 – more on this later this week.

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