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Directed by Jeffrey Lo | Featuring Adrienne Kaori Walters and Carolina Đỗ
On the eve of their University’s Final Examinations, Kennedy creates a Facebook App to help her best friend, River, communicate with her mom who has recently passed away. River’s Message explores the line between life and death over a Wi-Fi connection.
Directed by Katja Rivera | Featuring Stacy Ross and Michelle Talgarow
A woman without a home makes friends with a philosophical octopus on Venice Beach.
Directed by Elizabeth Carter | Featuring Tristan Cunningham, Luisa Frasconi, Garrett Turner, and Akilah Walker
Nisha and Teen, two Black women bound by their friendship to Amber who is dying of cancer, must reckon with racism that rears its ugly head on their friend’s death bed.
Directed by Carey Perloff | Featuring Steven Anthony Jones and John Douglas Thompson
Marking the summit of classical Greek drama’s formal achievement, Oedipus Rex examines the story of Oedipus, who, in attempting to flee from his fate, rushes headlong to meet it.
Directed by Shaun Taylor-Corbett | Featuring Darrell Dennis, Kalani Queypo, and Román Zaragoza.
Kekoa and Nainoa have been called to the funeral home in preparation for their father’s memorial services.
Directed by Michael Moran | Featuring Heather Konowal and Dawn L. Troupe
Linda finds Carol in the middle of the frozen foods aisle of the Superfood Market having an existential crisis. Can she snap her friend out of it or will she be sucked into the never-ending cycle of despair?
Directed by Tom Ross | Featuring Tristan Cunningham, Joseph Patrick O’Malley and Danny Scheie
When he falls in love at first sight with a woman he sees at Venice Beach, Seb’s world turnsupside down. An American Dream is a contemporary verse comedy inspired by T. S. Eliot’s The Wasteland and Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.
Directed by Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe | Featuring Rainbow Dickerson, Carolyn Dunn, and Lulu Goodfox
Rocky comes home to celebrate her big win at the casino, but her Auntie Nan is not having any of it. Because she knows Rocky is a gambling addict and in the middle of a freefall. This affects the women and Rock’s daughter, Maya as the ladies drum up the past living on an Indian reservation.
Directed by Marie-Claire Erdynast | Featuring Eileen DeSandre, Brent Florendo, and Tanis Parenteau
In Flight by DeLanna Studi, Quoya and her father, Otto, talk about a suicide she witnessed. Otto offers advice for Quoya on how to handle this traumatic event with what it means to be the 7th generation of Cherokee after the Trail of Tears.
Directed by Jon Tracy | Featuring Aldo Billingslea, James Carpenter, Cathleen Riddley, and Stacy Ross
A Sure Cure Lure Story by Aaron Loeb is about the difficulties faced when talking about privilege. The characters demonstrate the obstacles to privilege regarding race and sex.
Directed by Peter J. Kuo | Featuring Jillian Macklin, Pooya Mohseni, Michael Khalid Karadsheh, and Jeff Wittekiend
In the Desert by Dipika Guha is an allegorical story about a camel, a man, a camel-child, and a donkey-child. It’s about the consequences left behind after rape and how children of rape move their lives.
The following Zoomlets are unavailable due to rebroadcast rights:
- The Logic By Will Arbery
- Night Vision By Dominique Morriseau
- Great to See You By Theresa Rebeck
- The Forgotten Place By Jeff Locker
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