Both a group show and a theater premier set somewhere on a stage, kitchen, mall or abstract space, The Opening Night is a group presentation by and with the student group of the course Performance in the Extensive Field.
For the past three months Senior Lecturer Iris Smeds has been a Substitute Professor for Ming Wong’s student group of Performance in the Extensive Field. During this time, the group has undertaken a workshop called ‘The experience of being in an off-Broadway theatre group together’. In the workshop, students explored their works through the lens of theater production ending with writing lines and movements, making characters from their artworks. In The Opening Night the group will do a presentation that is both a group show and a theater premier set somewhere on a stage, in a kitchen, a mall or an abstract space.