How to See Things as They Really Are
Arena Theatre, Wright Hall
“How to See Things as They Really Are,” an exploration of the merging of the performing body, video and electronic sound by UC Davis theatre graduate student Justin Streichman, will be performed March 8-10.
Performed in Wright Hall’s Arena Theatre, the work advances through an assemblage of characters, actions and images that grapple with the tension of moving forward in spite of constant change, struggle and pain.
Streichman is a performance and video maker from Los Angeles with a background in experimental theater and multimedia performance. He collaborated with graduate art student Joy Miller and Beverly Acha on set design and doctoral music composition student Aida Shirazi, graduate theatre student Kevin Dockery and graduate product design student Corey Wolffs on the sound/score design.
“How to See Things as They Really Are” will be performed at 7 p.m. each day with an additional 2 p.m. performance March 10. It contains nudity and adult content. Admission by donation.
“I am curious about the difficulty of being present while the past haunts us,” said Streichman. “Our surroundings distract us, and as the mind endlessly fixates. How do we fail over and over again, yet still manage to push forward? I hope for my piece to offer space for this contemplative inquiry.”
For information about this and other College of Letters and Science Department of Theatre and Dance performances, visit arts.ucdavis.edu/theatre-and-dance.