With Will MacAdams
In this multi-disciplinary theatre class, you will create original written and performance pieces that weave together moments from your time at Hampshire with moments from Hampshire’s past, gleaned from archival research and interviews. At the heart of this process is the idea that a community is made up of both memory and embodied experience, and that one of the roles of theatre makers is to form a bridge between what is seen and what is unseen. To do this, you will write scenes and spoken word pieces, create original performance work, conduct interviews with alums and others, and read and see material from almost fifty years of Hampshire’s past. The piece will be directed by T.A. Aubri Mency and will be presented as a work-in-progress at the end of the semester. The goal is to explore and embody your experiences through the lens of the visionary, contradictory, inspired, and at-times explosive story of our school and the land it occupies.