The Race 2020
A Virtual Performance Event Presented by The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics, Georgetown University’s Theater & Performance Studies Program and Sojourn Theatre
As we hurtle toward what many are calling the most important election in living memory, this participatory theatrical event explores critical questions about leadership and democracy through the voices of a diverse chorus of participating citizen-artists. The Race (described here in this Washington Post article from 2008) blends performance, call and response, question and answer, a global Skype chorus, dance and karaoke into a participatory exploration of what America wants in a leader. As part of a national festival supporting a dozen new productions of The Race at professional theaters and universities, The Race, 2020 will revisit and update the celebrated original 2008 Georgetown and Sojourn co-production of The Race, bringing together alumni cast from that production with current GU students, DC and national guests, and The Lab’s Global Fellows.
Join us for this one-time event! For more information, visit The Race Festival page here.