The Race

Location:  Washington, DC
Project Description: 

A Sojourn Theatre collaboration with Georgetown University led by Sojourn artistic director Michael Rohd, The Race was a series of public events, investigations, performance dialogues, reconstructions, and productions that spanned the fall term 2008. In the 2007-2008 school year, a team of Georgetown University faculty, students and artists, led by guest artist Michael Rohd, assembled and began to ask the questions that set in motion the planning for the campaign that is The Race. They developed and prepared to implement a living, ongoing ethno-fiction with roots and direct relationship to real-time events as they unfolded in the Fall of 2008. The campaign was to engage the Georgetown University community and its surrounding D.C. community, in an intense affair with the power of live theater, and with the issues and dynamics of the Presidential Election as it moved through its final months.