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ASU Gammage continues Digital Connections series with masterclasses, performances

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April 15, 2020

In light of the new digital world society has been thrust into, ASU Gammage continues to focus on creating online content to help families cope. While performances are on hiatus, ASU Gammage remains committed to its mission of connecting communities by launching free, digital tools for self expression.

For those who haven’t tuned into Gammage’s Digital Connections series, here’s a list of upcoming events.

Lunch Time Talks

Lunch Time Talks is a miniseries through ASU Gammage’s Facebook Live feature, which provides the viewer opportunities to ask questions of theater and art professionals. 

This Thursday, April 16, at 12:30 p.m., join Geoff Sobelle (creator of "Home") and Jecca Barry (producer of "Home") for an interview and demonstration on illusion/magic tricks.

On Friday, April 17, opera and theater producer Beth Morrison will host a conversation with writer and performer Rinde Eckert. This is an opportunity to ask these two legends in the industry questions about their art, life as performers and producers and anything in general.

Tuesday, April 21, will bring comedian, writer and performance artist Kristina Wong. Wong was featured in the New York Times’ Off Color series “highlighting artists of color who use humor to make smart social statements about the sometimes subtle, sometimes obvious ways that race plays out in America today.” Her work often tackles themes regarding race, sex and privilege, often in conjunction with the Asian American experience, through a satirical lens.

Virtual masterclasses

These free 30-minute classes, streamed through Facebook Live, combine music, dance, theater and visual arts with academic subjects and are taught by artists from The Molly Blank Fund Teaching Artists Program who have been trained in the Kennedy Center arts integration method.

On Wednesday, April 22, ASU Gammage will have participants learn how to capture stories in graphic form by creating a wellness journal. This workshop will allow viewers to explore and draw their story through this approachable medium, as well as lessen stress and proactively manage self-care and mindfulness. No experience necessary!

These virtual masterclasses are made possible with support from the Abbett Family Foundation.

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