NOW YOU SEE ME Episode 5: The Sound of Learning
Time & Location
About the Event
The Sound of Leaning is the final installment of Theatre Season 2020/21 for the Renowned Paul Robeson Theatre. Episode FIVE is centered around the roots system that serves as the lifeline for both the present and future generations. It is not a play. It is a visual display of abstract art and performance art. It is also an immersive walkthrough experience. This installation entitled "Now You See Me," is composed by Artist Yao Kahlil Newkirk, who also serves as Artistic Director of the Paul Robeson Theatre. This Installation is a "Walkthrough Immersive Performance." As a participator you will have approximately 45 minutes to explore this semi-guided installation. You may be given instructions or a directive from performers which you may choose to perform or not. Performers will continue to engage with participators based on how they respond. Daytime performances will feature Characters known as "The Fam," and Evening performances will feature a Character known as "Everybody's Momma." The Fam and Everybody's Momma will share the wisdom passed down through generations while performing the rituals of household chores. *Participants will be required to put on a new mask and a new pair of gloves which must be worn at all times while in the theatre. Your personal mask and gloves are not permitted alone. We will provide the mask and glove items at the registration table. **If you have special services or requirements necessary for participation, please call the Paul Robeson Theatre prior to purchasing tickets. **Some parts of this installation may not be easily accessible by wheelchair. ***Warning. This installation includes "tunnel-like" features that may be a trigger for those who have challenges with enclosed spaces. ****High Heels or other footwear that is not easily washed/cleaned are not encouraged for this installation. As a participator, removable footwear is most appropriate. The "barefoot" approach may allow you to feel the texture of this installation more intentionally. However, sandals, tennis shoes, and "play shoes" that you don't mind getting a bit dirty and are easy to wash are preferred.