Guerrilla Theatre Works' first installment!
Performances on March 11th and March 12th @ 7:30PM
1835 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
Open to all; donations suggested
Home is a word that appears simple to define, yet the complications surrounding the acquisition of “home” is one that plagues many. While war and conflict have long been a part of human history, the victims of violence have recently taken center stage in political and social arenas. Refugees are fleeing from all parts of the globe, escaping unstable governments and brutal conditionals that have overtaken a place that was once a haven. Here in the U.S., millennials are also facing the insecurity of home. Those who were taught by their elders that hard work ensured security, are forced to face the realities of a middle class that has shrunk to non-existence, and an economy that offers limited opportunities for the “American Dream.”
”At What Cost?” is a structure created by Convergence Theatre, using non-traditional forms of theatre to challenge social norms. This project invites audiences to confront the looming question: What must one sacrifice in order to secure that elusive notion of “home?” Using verbal text from primary research sources, adapted music composition, stylized movement language and soft design, "At What Cost?" provokes a visceral response to awaken the social conscience in all of us.