The SCAD School of Film, Digital Media and Performing Arts presents the mainstage production of "44 Plays for 44 Presidents,Ã¢Â€Â a chronological account of the lives and presidencies of the 44 presidents who have held office, acted out in two-minute plays. Directed by David Storck, 44 Plays for 44 Presidents will be presented at SCADÃ¢Â€Â™s Mondanaro Theater, November 1 - 4, 2012 at 8 p.m. in conjunction with the 2012 Presidential Election.
First produced by The Neo-Futurists of Chicago in 2002, 44 Plays for 44 Presidents is an experimental play that will be performed at 44 separate theaters, stages, universities and high schools across the country in the months leading up to the 2012 Presidential Election. The Savannah College of Art and Design will participate in the 44 Plays for 44 Presidents Festival, presenting their interpretation of the show with a cast of student actors.
44 Plays for 44 Presidents is a theater production on the lives of the 44 American Presidents. Their mistakes and triumphs are brought to life by actors who take turns wearing a star-spangled coat that symbolizes the presidency. From George Washington to Barack Obama, the plays and scenes shift between comic and tragic, musical and drama, and engage audiences to consider their role in shaping history and where the next presidency will lead us. The show ends with the cast handing out voter registration cards and urging audiences to vote.
The Plays for Presidents Festival 2012 will culminate in simultaneous election night events and an online composite video of 44 Plays for 44 Presidents made up of all 44 productions. According to Andy Bayiates, Co-Writer of 44 Plays for 44 Presidents, the plays are an experiment that unites the theater community and immerses drama students and theatre companies in their own history.
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