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CAN I GET A WITNESS?: Three Plays on Race, Law Enforcement, and the Consequences of State Sanctioned Violence - Shared screen with speaker view
Kush Sharma
26:41
Good afternoon everyone, welcome to Zoom Theater, my name is Kush Sharma and I am the stage manager for today’s shows. Today we have for you two amazing plays that are written and directed by our very own, Prof. Cliff Odle. For the rest of the show, I want to request you to please make sure that your camera and microphone are turned off at all times. As a suggestion, the best way for you to enjoy today’s performances would be if you turn off “Non-Video” participants. In order to do that, just hover your mouse over anyone’s profile who’s video is turned off and on the top right corner you will see three dots -- if you click on them there will be a drop-down menu from which you can select “hide non-video participants”.Please join us after for a Q&A Sessions with our actors and director led by the playwright himself Cliff Odle. You can choose to submit questions via the chat window or by unmuting your mic.
Tonya Bailey-Curry
01:17:03
Bravo to you ALL- so beautiful. Thank you fir blessing us with your gifts!
Hoi Ning Ngai
01:18:07
They were really brilliant performances -- congratulations to all!!
Detective Baker
01:18:20
Thank you both for being here
Melissa Benoit
01:18:21
Well done! Thank you so much!
Alicia Gamow
01:19:25
Riveting performances for well-written plays! Thank you!
Erick Gredonia
01:19:28
can everyone talk about the prep? the process? what was it like getting into character?
Shonte
01:19:30
Shoutout to Dawrin !!!!
Carol DIlley
01:19:32
What are the logistic of working with the camera and reading scripts?
Nicollette Mitchell
01:19:38
I would have never known this was not made for zoom. it was so wonderful!
Brother Real
01:19:46
<3
Adelaide Armah
01:19:57
great job!!!!!!
Grace Deng
01:22:31
Amazing job everyone !!!
Detective Baker
01:23:06
Thank you Nicollette <3
Eben Cook
01:23:39
This question is for Cliff: What personally inspired the dynamic between Brother Real and Lester Rawlings? Do you believe that it is possible to reconcile with the Lester Rawlings in our lives given how politically polarized we have become?
Charles Nero
01:23:41
Could members of the cast and the author talk about “negotiating blackness” and questions of racial authenticity? Is that too much?
Kika Stump
01:23:53
Amazing, thank you. Especially powerful to see students, faculty, leaders together.
Brother Real
01:24:01
Nothings ever too much!! ^
Michael Roman
01:24:02
For Cliff: Curious about the research process that went into developing the second play. Coming from LA during the BLM protests during summer 2020, ACAB was fully connected to the conversations around policing and BLM. I’m just curious what led to the development of this play, the setting, circumstances of a domino game in an interrogation room.. all of it
Kati Vecsey (she/her)
01:24:27
Yes, I am HERE!!!!
Mom of 3 kids
01:25:00
omggg Stine!!!!!!!
Mom of 3 kids
01:25:06
Thank you Kati <3333
Mom of 3 kids
01:25:17
And susanna!!!!!! <3
Monica McCusker
01:25:41
Thank you for the thought-provoking topics presented in the plays. Well done.
Elisabeth Gwydir
01:26:29
Are there any thoughts about cast dynamic regarding a mix of students, faculty and staff being involved in this show process?
Mom of 3 kids
01:35:25
omg I just realised it changed Sukanya to Susanna !
Alicia Gamow
01:45:59
I saw the possibilities of Lester Rawlings and Detective Baker having the power to change the Republican Party and police department respectively from within.
Maggie McCulloch
01:46:34
The writing was absolutely amazing, so thought-provoking and emotionally captivating. Thank you for these plays, Cliff! And to everyone else, thank you for bringing them to life so beautifully!
Sharky
01:46:42
WOW! Alicia, interesting point!
Mary Pols
01:46:49
That was just so wonderful, thank you all!
Carol DIlley
01:46:51
Thank you all!
Kati Vecsey (she/her)
01:46:57
Congratulations and thank you Cliff, Cast, Kush and Justin!!!
Sharky
01:46:59
Thank you all!
Charles Nero
01:47:03
Thank you everyone! This was a great use of zoom! Love you guys!!!
Peter Osborne (he/him)
01:47:05
Thank you, all, for sharing these pieces!
Liz Casey
01:47:08
Thank you all for your excellent performances!
Kerry O'Brien
01:47:23
amazing performances and plays! Thanks so much.
Carol Farrell
01:47:31
Fantastic! Thanks much!
Pete Schlax
01:47:36
Thanks to Prof. Odle and all of the players. This was really powerful. Happy to have a drink with you, Prof. Odle!
Detective Baker
01:47:44
Thank you all for being here.
Hannah Miller (she/ella)
01:47:46
Congratulations! Love to you all
Jade Williams
01:47:53
Thank you all!
Nicole Poirier
01:48:00
would definitely take you up on that offer - with my son - who is interested in politics and theater! thank you so much for opening this to the public - very well done. Congratulations to all of you!
Erin Lyons
01:48:05
great work everyone!!! thank you!!
Elisabeth Gwydir
01:48:19
Thank you everyone! So wonderful to spend time with you all, I have deeply missed these creative spaces!
Tiffany Salter
01:48:43
Thank you all!
Tim Dugan
01:48:48
Fantastic work, everyone-much thanks for your plays, Cliff!
Mom of 3 kids
01:48:57
Thank you everyone!!
Ellie Yguico
01:48:58
Amazing work everyone!
Tonya Bailey-Curry
01:48:59
Thank you!!!!!
Carole Parker
01:49:01
Thanks!! That was great!!
Audrey Burns
01:49:04
Thank you! Incredible work.
Hoi Ning Ngai
01:49:08
CONGRATULATIONS!
Bernie (she/hers)
01:49:10
this was awesome! Thanks
Katherine Buetens
01:49:11
Thank you!
Mia B.
01:49:13
clapclapclap
LuisDa
01:49:23
THANK YOU!
Josephine Jacob
01:49:25
thank you!
Monika Ullian
01:49:30
Thanks, everyone!