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WITNESS | Boston’s Arlekin Players Theatre
January 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Zero Gravity (zero-G) Virtual Theater Lab was created by Boston’s Arlekin Players Theatre during the pandemic to serve as an online, cloud-based theater laboratory, live creation space, and performance venue for the emerging virtual theater genre.
WITNESS, the latest project from Arlekin’s Zero Gravity (zero-G) Virtual Theater Lab, is a new documentary theater piece about Jewish immigration in the face of antisemitism. WITNESS brings actors and audience together from around the world for a shared immersive experience set on a boat in digital space. The piece is inspired by the journey of the MS St. Louis, which left Hamburg in 1939 with over 900 Jewish people on board and headed to Cuba only to be turned away, leaving the passengers stranded with nowhere to go and no escape. WITNESS shares stories of Jewish immigrants from around the globe through an interactive virtual theater experience at the nexus of film, theater and video games. Watch trailer