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"I read to lose myself and find myself at the same time." - Imani Mosley

Students write and direct a new pandemic play

December 19, 2020
The play was performed on Zoom and can be viewed on YouTube

In fall 2020, Dr. Bristin Jones's Nature Writing and the Environment wrote and performed an original Zoom play, The House Off Olive Avenue: Quarantine Voices in the San Joaquín Valley.

The students read Cherríe Moraga’s play Heroes and Saints, and were inspired by its themes of activism and environmental justice, and by a guest lecture from the playwright herself. This was as inspiration for the project. Engaging with COVID, distance learning, the California fires, Black Lives Matter, and the election, it's a true time capsule of this epic year!