In their recent feature on Hindsight 2020, the Santa Cruz Sentinel describes the virtual production as “a virtual time capsule of last year – clearly a year that defies categorization.” Hindsight 2020, which runs online from April 9th-April 17th, is a co-production from Those Women Production, and our first venture working with co-collaborators Rebecca Haley Clark and Cree Noble.
Due to its virtual format, Hindsight 2020 was able to feature artists from across the globe, who used their experience of 2020 to create unique performance pieces spanning a variety of disciplines. As Joanne Engelhardt writes, “Clark explains that 2020’s global pandemic, as well as the worldwide Black Lives Matter movement, the economic downturn, wildfires, and social and political unrest all combined to form the catalyst for the creation of this production.”
“‘As artists we wanted to provide a space for contemplation and healing, and we realized it could be found by repeating the stories we’ve been telling one another over the past year.'”-Rebecca Haley Clark, from Joanne Engelhartd’s piece in the Santa Cruz Sentinel
“Some of those stories are major and traumatic like isolation, the economic crisis, the U.S. election, and the advent of the vaccine. Others are small, yet they, too, have meaning: Learning to make a sourdough starter, plant parenting, discovering how to look and speak on a Zoom call.”-Joanne Engelhartd, the Santa Cruz Sentinel