Scottsdale Community College School of Film and Theatre students will perform a documentary theatre piece reflecting on “2020 ... The Year That Was.”
Exploring various ups and downs of what may be among the most profound years in modern history, the live performance is at 7 p.m., April 30 and May 1; and 2 p.m. on May 2 on SCC’s campus, 9000 E. Chaparral Road, Scottsdale, according to a press release.
The Scottsdale School of Film+Theatre students of Acting 3, also known as The Company, took the challenge of documenting the year and their place in it while busy preparing two large-scale theatrical productions this semester using technology, creativity and collaboration working remotely.
Students accomplished the task of creating a piece of theatre with interviews, journal entries, news reports, tweets, and “some well-placed silliness, 2020… The Year That Was takes viewers through this unprecedented year in surprising and emotional ways,” described the release.
SCC’s talented actors, artists, and crew used intricately designed sets and scenes depicting 2020. Students even created this production while working remotely until the artists could finally get together for the “chance to do what they love after a long hiatus,” the release said.
The performance is under the direction of theatre industry veteran, Don K. Williams, who is head of performance and directing at SCC . He served many years as an instructor and head of acting at the Stella Adler Studio in New York and Hollywood.
The link to stream will be available the day of the performance at scottsdalecc.edu/news/2021/scc-students-push-limits-theatre-two-major-spring-productions.