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Scenic Design of WOKE!: A Revolutionary Cabaret, Directed by Joanne Gordon. Devised by THE ENSEMBLE.


An original performance piece devised by Joanne Gordon in collaboration with Alexandra Billings (co-star of Amazon’s Emmy Award-winning show Transparent) and an ensemble of over 20 students, WOKE!: A Revolutionary Cabaret promises to be an explosion of music, movement, and expression. 2016 forced America to face realities of racism, gender bias, LGBTQ rights, and class warfare. WOKE engages these issues through hip hop, spoken word and song and calls our community to activism!


WOKE! launches the Devising Democracy Series: a four-year long endeavor of producing original, devised work that confronts the burning issues of our time. These productions link to other devised works on other CSU and UC campuses – to spark conversation around issues of democracy, action, and activism.

Creative Team:
Directed by Joanne Gordon
Scenic Design: Merve Caydere Dobai
Costume Design: Lesley Su
Lighting Design: Kit Baumer

Projection Design: Caitlin Eby

California Repertory Theatre.

Fall 2017. 

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