“2020 saw a global pandemic, over 60 countries protesting in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, widespread economic crises of historical magnitude, wildfires sweeping much of the world, and social and political unrest everywhere. There were births, deaths, Zoom weddings, virtual graduations, glorious concerts held from tiny balconies, and sporting events played out to stadiums full of cardboard cutouts,” said Hindsight 2020 originator and director Rebecca Haley Clark. “As artists we wanted to provide a space for contemplation and healing found through the stories that we tell one another about this past year.”
Hindsight 2020 will take audiences through artist perspectives touching on some of the major collective experiences of 2020: from sourdough starter to silence, plant parenting to panic, Zoom and zeitgeist, isolation, nostalgia, and the touchstones of Black Lives Matter and the U.S. election, and into the advent of the vaccine and an anticipated return to the theater.
Directed and Conceived By: Rebecca Haley Clark
Devising Cast: Cody Holliday Haefner, Cree Noble, Gilda Mercado, Helen Swanson, Katherine Tanner Silverman, Rylan Gleave, Sanjay Lago, Simone Seales, Stephanie Mareen, and Vic Rodriguez
Assistant Director: Cree Noble
Stage Manager: Leah Streeter
Dramaturg: Tanvi Shah
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Showtimes (all in Pacific Standard Time)
Friday, April 9th: 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 10th: 12pm, 6pm
Sunday, April 11th: 11am, 5pm
Friday, April 16th: 7:30pm
Saturday, April 17th: 12:00pm (8pm – British Summer Time) *Just Added!
Saturday, April 17th: 7:30pm
Delivery: You will be sent a link to access the show on the day of the performance.
Rebecca Haley Clark (she/her) – Director/Deviser/Concept
She is a theatre director and practitioner who has worked in New York, Brazil, and Scotland. She recently completed the Masters of Classical and Contemporary Text directing course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She received her undergraduate degree in Drama and Comparative Ethnic Studies at Columbia University and a Fulbright research grant to study Shakespeare and race studies in Rio de Janeiro. She was born and raised in Santa Cruz, California. Please visit her website to learn more: https://www.rebeccahaleyclark.com/
Cree Noble (she/her) – Assistant Director/Deviser
Originally hailing from Central Illinois, she is a 2018 graduate of DePaul University where she studied both Journalism and Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies with a minor in Performance Studies. She received her Master’s in Performance Studies at Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. Her work includes a documentary theatre one-woman show called Sasha from Chicago which documented the lives of women of color whose lives have been impacted by the Trump Administration. At NYU, she worked on a documentary-style theatre show called What’s It All For? that highlighted the 2019 Jussie Smollett incident. She was recently seen in the devised piece Rewriting the Declaration of Independence from NYU’s Theatre Education Production. She is currently pursuing her second Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at DePaul University to become a Registered Drama Therapist. She is interested in theatre as a social justice and therapeutic tool, that not only creates social change but healing for people, especially Black women and girls.
The international artists collaborating for Hindsight 2020 also include:
Cody Holliday Haefner, Gilda Mercado, Helen Swanson, Katherine Tanner Silverman, Sanjay Lago, Simone Seales, Stephanie Mareen, Rylan Gleave, and Vic Rodriguez. Leah Streeter stage manages and Tanvi Shah serves as dramaturg.