Department Performance Project, Winter 2021: The Radical Joy Project

The Radical Joy Project: Freeing the Creative Spirit

A Department of Theater Remote Performance Project
April 8 & 9 at 8 pm ET

Performing via the Hop@Home YouTube channel

A unique exploration of how music, theater and movement can be tools for radicalizing the imagination and freeing the creative spirit within. A three-part remote performance project and collaborative collage that confronts our past, breathes into our present moment, and envisions a future that is inherently liberatory. 

JARVIS GREEN co-director
REBECCA MARTÍNEZ  co-director
CAROL DUNNE co-director
KEVIN SMITH music director
LAURIE CHURBA production design collaborator
DAN KOTLOWITZ production design collaborator
MICHAEL GANIO production design collaborator

The Radical Joy Project will be streamed as a three-part performance via the Hopkins Center YouTube Channel; each part will feature a series of unique performances created by company members around a specific theme. Performances will take place at 8:00 pm ET each evening.

Part One: The Past Thursday April 8 
Part Two & Three: The Present/The Future Friday April 9; followed by a post-show discussion with the company via Zoom.

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RJP talkback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each chapter will remain available on YouTube following its premiere.
This production is made possible in part by the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning and the Hopkins Center for the Arts.

THE COMPANY:

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Radical Joy Cast

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RJP creatives

ADDITIONAL CREATIVE COLLABORATORS:

Robert Alter '21
César Alvarez
Jael Campbell '22
Raven Cassell
Christopher Dillon
Seth Eliser
Matthew Everingham
Ken Haunt
Stephen Rochet Lopez
Jodie Mack
Caitlin McCarthy '23
Julián Mesri
Olivia Powell '17
Anthony Robles '20
Marisa Smith
Rob Strong
Sam West '20
Christian Williams '19

 

A CONVERSATION WITH THE CAST: 
Hopkins Center Curator of Academic Programming Samantha Lazar speaks with Radical Joy cast members Isaiah Brown '23, Min Hur '24, and Isabella Yu '23 about their experience working on the production.

IN THE NEWS:
Read about The Radical Joy Project in the Dartmouth News
Read about The Radical Joy Project in The D

READ MORE ABOUT THE DIRECTORS:
(below, L to R)
Rebecca Martínez, Jarvis GreenCarol Dunne

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Radical Joy Directors