In their “Focus on Theater” coverage of Hindsight 2020, East Bay Express writer Janis Hashe comments, “Except for the very young, no one who lived through 2020 is likely to forget it.” She describes the show, a co-production by Those Women Productions and collaborators Rebecca Haley Clark and Cree Noble that reflects on the titular “‘year that defies all categorization.'” In its final format, Hindsight 2020 is a virtual, hybrid piece including pre-recorded segments, featuring artists from all over the globe performing in disciplines that include, but also go beyond traditional theater.
“‘As I started to bring more people into the piece—diverse, international voices—they reflected on their own experiences of 2020,’ Clark said. Those experiences included the more than 60 countries’ protests in support of BLM, the pandemic, economic crises, wildfires and a hugely consequential election.”– Janis Hashe, East Bay Express
“Hindsight 2020 audiences can take away the message ‘not to give up hope,’ Clark said. ‘And to be open to the possibility that a new world is on the horizon. We are just starting the journey.'”-Janis Hashe, East Bay Express