Theatre at Reed is back! Join us for their new show The People's Republic of Valerie. We cordially invite the general public to enjoy the performance this fall by tuning into the livestream on performance days. We regret that we will not be able to open up the performance to the general public during the pandemic. There is no registration needed to watch the livestream. Just click on this link to access the show.
Written by Kristen Kosmas
Directed and Designed by Peter Ksander
Designed by Caitlin Cisek and Trevor Sargent
Thursday through Saturday at 7:45 PST, streaming, and in person viewing party for Reed community members on Friday and Saturday.
Performed by Sophronia Barone, Alex Bruce, Paige Kaszuba, Bea Owens, Emerson Schimel, Alex Tait, Julia Troilo, Daniel Yogi
Puppet Performance by Tori Boldt, Molly Brownson, James Caponera, Tori Boldt, Ella Crotty, Holden Curtin
The play is a response to the increasingly violent, spiraling world that we’ve been living in for the last few years. Kristen started writing the text in 2014 and it has been performed in various forms since 2017. It’s an attempt to transform feelings of despair, grief, and rage into something of value, into positive action, into something of beauty that might uplift and create space and occasion for imagination and community.
The plot follows a motley assortment of well-meaning but ineffectual people who find themselves at a crisis point in their lives and are whisked away to an asterism to train to get out of their own way and prepare for the Bright Future, which they return to Earth to enact.
The People’s Republic of Valerie has been described as "part boot-camp space-travel memoir, part how-to manual for the community to construct a paradise.”
More info, streaming links and reservations for the in person viewing parties on Friday and Saturday in the PAB atrium here.
“In the Bright Future, the environmental rampage will have ended, amnesty will be given to all those who return to their senses, and it will be said, ‘We are not free yet, but we are on our way!’ "
Current Reed students, staff, and faculty are invited to join the Reed Theatre viewing party in the PAB Atrium (1st Floor) on the evening of November 19 and 20. Advance RSVP required, and proof of vaccination is required on site on the night of the performance. Seating is limited, and so we ask that only current Reed students, staff, and faculty sign up, and reservations for the viewing party are limited to two per person. If you would like to reserve a spot at the viewing party, please click here.
NOTE: All participants must be a part of the Reed community to attend.