#HASHTAG

When Social Media and Social Justice Collide

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!


WATCH HERE! 


Director’s Notes:

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





 

 


COMMUNITY REFERENCE GUIDE

How and when to respond to micro-aggressions:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/hbr.org/amp/2020/07/when-and-how-to-respond-to-microaggressions

 

Emotional Well-Being and Coping During COVID-19:

https://psychiatry.ucsf.edu/copingresources/covid19

 

Coping in the aftermath of a shooting: 

https://www.counseling.org/knowledge-center/coping-in-the-aftermath-of-a-shooting

 

Yoga as Healing for the Black Community:

https://yogainternational.com/article/view/yoga-as-healing-for-the-black-community

 

Where To Donate To Support Black Youth Organizations Focused On The Future:

https://www.elitedaily.com/p/where-to-donate-to-support-black-youth-organizations-focused-on-the-future-22973734


Production Credits:

Concept By: 

Sidney Edwards

 

Directed by: 

Sidney Edwards

 

Cast/Writers:

Lamar Hardy

Aliyah Brutley

Sarah Elston

Yah Yah Compton

Jahi Bogard

LaShondra Hood

Rachel Meadors

Sa’Id “Nxttime” Kelly

Candace Spencer

Latrice Richardson

Emma Lauter

Terry Tocantins

 

Writing Consult: 

Terry Tocantins

 

Major Contributing Writer and Developer:

Brandi Lashay

 

Choreography: 

Jahi Bogard 

 

Vocal Coach/Contributing Writer:

Jordan Tutor

 

Closed Captions by: 

Caisey Cole

 

Director’s Assistant/Social Media: 

Tyler Tate

 

Stage Manager: 

Colton Bachinski

 

Assistant Stage Managers:

Julia Mathew

Eve Kopsolias

 

Director of Photography/Editor:

Stephan Carpenter

 

Scenic Designer:

Kevin Gawley

 

Associate Scenic Designer:

Hunter Dischley

 

Scenic Charge Artist:

Madison Zinner

 

Prop Master:

Aiden Stivers

 

Assistant Prop Master:
Stephan Carpenter

 

Lighting Designer:
Kevin Gawley

 

Assistant Lighting Designer:

Alyssa Charlesworth

 

Master Electrician:
Julia Mathew

 

Costume Designer:
Zhanna Goldentul

 

Assistant Costume Designers:

Aniyah Adams

Maddie Cornette

 

Projection Designer:

Jerome Wills

 

Technical Director/Production Manager:

Braden Blauser

 

Assistant Production Manager:

Cece Phillips

 

Master Carpenter:

Hunter Dischley

 

Sound Designer:

Jerome Wills

 

Light Board Operator:

Cameron Ezell

 

Sound Board/Projection Operator:

Waylon Riley

 

OBS Operator:

Azariah Taylor

 

Prop Crew:

Jeremiah Hubbard

 

Stage Crew:

Sasha Palazzo

 

Wardrobe Master:

Loren Moody

 

Wardrobe Crew:

Em Richardson

Yah Yah Compton

 

Camera Operators:

Cece Phillips

Xavier Wills

Madison Zinner

 

 

Technical Production Supervisor:
Miranda Cisneros

 

Electricians:

Colton Bachinski

Cameron Ezell

Gavin Nelson

 

Scenic Carpenters:

Clay Chapman

Cece Phillips

Xavier Wills

 

Costume Shop Manager:

Melissa Shepard

 

Dressers/Stitchers:

Em Richardson

Maddie Cornette

Aniyah Adams

Savannah Pierce

 

 

 

Earth is Ghetto

Written by Aliah Sheffield 

Performed by Candace Spencer &

Brandi Threatt (piano)

 

#Hashtag 

Written by Sa’ID “Nxttime” Kelly

Performed by:

 Sa’ID “Nxttime” Kelly

Jahi Bogard 

Sidney Edwards

Lattice Richardson 

 

 

 

Special Thank You To:

Nefertiti Burton

Janna Segal

Blair Boyd

Jessica Key

Byron Coolie 

TA 240 Stagecraft

TA 350 Production Practicum