"Tempest Reconfigured": presented by FPTC, in collaboration with Artists' Theatre of Boston, Luminarium, OrigiNation, & Petrichor
Fort Point Theatre Channel (FPTC) joins forces with Artists' Theatre of Boston, Luminarium, OrigiNation, & Petrichor, using Shakespeare's classic as a means to grapple with Boston being part of today's world.
By: Fort Point Theatre Channel
Using a variety of art and performance forms, FPTC and its partners -- Artist's Theatre of Boston, Luminarium Dance Company, OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center, and Petrichor -- will create short works drawing on themes from The Tempest, such as the consequences of colonialism, racism, gender stereotypes, immigration, and climate change. A core goal for Tempest Reconfigured is to foster connections across FPTC's partners and their neighborhoods and constituencies -- connections designed to benefit all participants and the city. The project intentionally embraces diversity of races, genders, gender identities, sexual orientations, ages, abilities, neighborhoods, interests, and socioeconomic levels.
Tempest Reconfigured will culminate in community-based performances in October, followed by citywide performances in November at Codman Square Health Center in Dorchester and the Boston Public Library in Copley Square. On August 25 at 6 pm, FPTC will present the results of its preliminary summer efforts in the Fort Point area of Boston, aka ground zero for sea-level rise in the city.
The project is funded in part by a Live Arts Boston grant from the Boston Foundation, Fort Point Theatre Channel's second Live Arts Boston award.
For further details and background information on the Tempest Reconfigured inner-city collaboration, visit www.fortpointtheatrechannel.org/
--submitted by marycurtinproductions
[on behalf of Fort Point Theatre Channel]