Stage Left: A Webseries for Theatre Artists and Activists

Ashley Marinaccio, Theatre
Project Website: Stage Left: A Webseries for Theatre Artists and Activists

Ashley Marinaccio is the host of Stage Left.

I am developing “Stage Left”, a new web series that examines how theatre and performance function in various communities locally and globally. Each episode of “Stage Left” investigates a theatre company, performance tradition or performative ritual that is actively steeped in a particular community or working to enact some kind of social change. This web series asks the question, what can theatre and performance do in “times like these”?

By highlighting the work of artists who are actively using theatre to engage, change and inspire their own communities, I hope to inspire and activate my audiences and viewers. Theatre helps us to learn about the cultures in our community and across the world. Theatre, ritual and performance traditions have existed since the beginning of recorded humanity. This web series introduces viewers to the performances, artists, theatre-makers and communities that are making work in places that go largely unnoticed by the mainstream.

“Stage Left” is being developed as a final project to complete the ITP – Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate. There will be an additional social media, blog and photography component to this project which will serve to provide additional information about a subject addressed in a particular episode and how to be in contact with the artists.