Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind? The timeless New Year’s song Auld Lang Syne makes us wonder, whether we should forget the past or weave it into our future. What parts of 2020 will you leave behind or bring into 2021?
Throughout 2020, we saw a pandemic take over the globe. Over 60 countries protested in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. We were hit with one of the worst economic crises since the Great Depression. The United States of America held a presidential election that captivated the attention of many. Large swaths of Australia to California were ablaze, Beirut suffered a terrifying ammonium nitrate explosion, and India held the largest organized strike in history. 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.
Through the archival and artistic process, we are attempting to make sense of a year that defies all categorization. We invite artists of all disciplines to converse with the year 2020 and collaborate with us to devise a virtual theatrical time capsule. 366 days have changed the world. How have they changed you?
For more information, visit: https://www.rebeccahaleyclark.com/hindsight-2020
Photo Credit: Photography and Concept by Rebecca Haley Clark, Executed by Ally Johnson.
Those Women Productions thanks the City of Berkeley and the Civic Arts Grant program for their support of our work.
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.