Paul Bedard - Theater in Asylum

Theater in Asylum
"The Debates 2021"
Artistic Discipline: Theater
Category: Brooklyn Arts Fund
Grant Year: 2021
Location: Fort Greene

The Debates 2021 is a theatrical adaptation of New York City’s upcoming Democratic primary elections and the conversation over what we want our city to be. We believe everyone should understand their electoral power, and we know theater is a potent tool to elucidate that power. As in past years, we’ll host a slew of events including watch parties, political analysis meetings, and finally, an original play about the election. We want not only to get out the vote, but also to empower the voter to engage in the electoral process with understanding and confidence. With our unique blend of mimicry, abstraction, and earnest curiosity, we seek to illuminate the candidates, the issues, and ourselves.