Friday June 29 @ 5:00 and 8:00 pm
Saturday June 30 @ 4:00 and 7:30 pm
The Bentley Theater
All performances FREE to the public
The annual summer festival of innovative, experimental, and daring new works returns for the 6th consecutive year. Dartmouth alumni will return to camous to workshop and perform projects in development. This year’s projects include a look at police shootings of African-Americans, a site-specific installation, a musical about an Australian outlaw, and a reading of the winner of the first annual Neukom Literary Prize for best play exploring the meaning of humanity in a digitized world.
The 2018 VoxFest Schedule
PROJECT BLACK PLAGUE
Friday June 29 at 5:00 pm
Created by Mikaal Sulaiman, in collaboration with Hannah Chodos '06
Project Black Plague is somewhere between an Afro-Futurist's TED talk on how to cure racism and a séance trying to communicate to the murdered black folks who had their hands up begging not to be shot.
Friday June 29 at 8:00 pm
Book and Lyrics by Kate Mulley '05
Music by Andy Peterson
Directed by Benita de Wit
A new musical about Australian outlaw Ned Kelly that explores the lengths to which Kelly went to fight inequality and injustice and the lives of the family he left behind.
Saturday June 30 at 4:00 pm
By Carol Brown '12
Directed by Max Hunter '13
Loosely inspired by Genet’s The Maids, Carol Brown’s new work is a darkly comic exploration of power dynamics set in an unnamed Ohio steel town in 2014. The play follows three sisters, one of whom is particularly lucky.
CHOICES PEOPLE MAKE
Saturday June 30 at 7:30 pm
By Jessica Andrewartha
Directed by Daniela Varon '80
The 2018 Neukom Institute Literary Arts Playwriting Award winner. This new play about artificial intelligence asks the question "what choices can we entrust to our creations, and which decisions can be made by humans alone?"
Click here for more information about VoxFest at Dartmouth, or here for details on the Department's Summer Theater Lab, which takes place throughout the months of June-August each year.