As the culmination of a semester spent studying the history of voting rights in the United States, the ATLAS students presented a multimedia theatrical exploration of voting rights in our country. The performance occurred online, and each student created a short film centered on a different key figure in the fight to expand voting rights throughout the history of the United States. The Right(s) Fight debuted on December 4, 2020, via Zoom.
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The first year of ATLAS concluded with a virtual presentation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (abridged) by William Shakespeare. The students originally planned to perform the play live and in person, but the arrival of Covid-19 meant that both day-to-day learning and the performance had to be shifted to a virtual space. The ATLAS students showed great flexibility, resilience, and good humor throughout the spring of 2020, as evident in both their performance of Shakespeare's play and their bonus blooper reel. A Midsummer Night's Dream debuted on May 29, 2020, via Zoom.
ATLAS's inaugural performance was an adaptation of the book The Giver by Lois Lowry, adapted for the stage by Eric Coble. Throughout the fall of 2019, the students deepened their understanding of the themes of The Giver through their studies of dystopian literature, identity and cultural memory, China’s cultural revolution, and the neuroscience of memory. The Giver debuted on December 7, 2019, at the ECA Arts Hall.