Monthly Archives: March 2011

Welcome to the land of Nacirema

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The official blog for Nacirema, A multimedia, theatrical performance and experience that will be featured as one of the “Artistic Blind Dates” award recipients through the Source Theatre Festival 2011. Developed and written by Tewodross Melchishua (Filmmaker/Visual Artist), Debbi Arseneaux (Performer) and Martín Gendelman (Musician).

Nacirema is about identity, culture and control, set in a alternative society that is intent on maintaining all levels of control and thought. It is a visual folktale told from the perspective of a young female artist, and incorporates performance with music, visuals, and dance to weave a narrative that encourages the audience to not only participate, but to consider the reality of being a “citizen” and a member of the larger society.

This project is kindly funded through a grant by the Source Theatre/Cultural Development Corporation.

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