What happens when social justice and social media collide?
Find out in this satirical sketch piece written by our UofL Theatre Arts students.
This is an AATP Original!
As I take note of all of the things that have happened over the last year and few months I can’t help but be astonished at the sheer amount of craziness we’ve all had to endure. When I knew that we’d be devising a show for the AATP’s Spring slot I knew it would be the perfect opportunity to talk about some of these things…but not in a way that would be expected. There was enough pain. There was already enough to cry about. With this project I wanted to bring us all some joy despite the circumstances while still addressing what needed to be addressed artistically.
#Hashtag is an exploration of how we talk about race and social justice issues through the lens of social media which is such an extension of so many of us. It is also a satire. It is also a sketch show. It is also a poetry slam. It’s an experiment! It is a multi-verse of student expression. IT IS PROTEST. It is my way of laughing instead of crying.
This show was completely written by the student cast. We started in February and it has been a complete joy watching this piece some together. It has been a complete joy to watch students and faculty/staff alike contribute so much of their time and talent to make this project the best that it could be.
To all that were involved in this project thank you from the bottom of my heart. To all who took the time to visit this page and watch the show, thank you for supporting us! We hope that you will all enjoy our very first #AatpOriginal. --Sidney Edwards
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Sa’Id “Nxttime” Kelly
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Earth is Ghetto
Written by Aliah Sheffield
Performed by Candace Spencer &
Brandi Threatt (piano)
Written by Sa’ID “Nxttime” Kelly
Sa’ID “Nxttime” Kelly
Special Thank You To:
TA 240 Stagecraft
TA 350 Production Practicum