HomeStage Series: JAVAAD ALIPOOR The Believers Are But Brothers (Online)
Venue: Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg
Date: Friday, November 6, 2020
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Event Types: Arts & Theatre, Speaking Engagements
Cost:
General Admission: $10.00
Virginia Tech Students with ID: Free

Description:
The Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech wraps up their online HomeStage Series with Javaad Alipoor's "The Believers Are But Brothers" on Friday, November 6, 2020.

Take a deep dive into the dark web, where tech-savvy extremist groups are ripping up the rule books and anonymous users burn with resentment and unfulfilled self-entitlement, falling into online worlds of fantasy and violence. Charismatic writer/performer Javaad Alipoor found himself lost in an electronic maze of terrorists, neo-fascists, fantasists, and police spies. His bold multimedia solo theatre piece tells this story - one of an international crisis of masculinity and the toxic underground networks of the internet that it breeds.

Alipoor regularly makes theatre with and for communities that don't usually engage in the arts. "The Believers Are But Brothers" opened at Transform Festival in Leeds before transferring for a sold-out, critically-acclaimed run at Summerhall at the Edinburgh Fringe, where it received a Scotsman Fringe First Award. The production then ran at London's Bush Theatre before its world tour.

This private performance from HOME Manchester livestreamed especially for the Moss Arts Center includes parallel social media interaction with the artist and a post-performance conversation.

Please note: This performance contains adult themes and is recommended for age 14 and up. As part of the performance, audiences will be asked to join a private WhatsApp group chat for the show (optional, but will enhance the experience).

The cost is $10.00 for general admission and free for Virginia Tech students.

To purchase tickets online, visit: https://tickets.artscenter.vt.edu/Online/seatSelect.asp?createBO::WSmap=1&BOparam::WSmap::loadBestAvailable::performance_ids=AFA82C46-6918-48F4-AA08-9C10B11FE7FB.

Students can sign-up for their free tickets at: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9pLwm0cYf6O773T.

A recording will remain available to ticket holders for seven days following the live event.

Fall Access Passes are also available for the complete HomeStage Series starting at $60.00.

The HomeStage Series is a special series of events featuring notable artists live from their homes and studios. Not another livestream or pre-recorded performance that’s widely available to everyone, this series is exclusive to the Moss Arts Center and designed specifically to be presented online. Get up close and personal with the artists during performances and conversations and learn more about them and their work through moderated discussions and questions and answers from the audience—all from the comfort of your own home. Grab your favorite snack, kick back, and settle in. You’re guaranteed to have a front row seat.

For more information, visit: https://artscenter.vt.edu/performances/javaad-alipoor.html or https://www.facebook.com/artscenteratvt or https://www.instagram.com/artscenteratvt/.
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