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Written and directed by Pratik Motwani
Tuesday, August 14 @ 8pm
Wednesday, August 15 @ 3:30pm
A multimedia experience combining film, Prezi presentation, and physical theatre, EMBEDDED is a revolt against all identities that trap us. EMBEDDED follows the journey of a YouTube cyber celebrity – a virtual identity trapped in the algorithms of a social media platform, a world from which it is impossible to disconnect and all communication happens via a “wall.” Questioning notions of identity and image, reality and perception, this devised theatre piece explores our need for real connection and inclusion coupled with our inability to disconnect from our imposed virtual identities.
About Pratik Motwani
Originally from Mumbai, India Pratik Motwani is a resident actor, teaching artist, and company member with Dell’Arte International in California. Pratik creates, produces, and tours original works of devised physical theater. Motwani tours internationally as lead performer with IMAGO Theatre (Portland, OR) in their world renowned physical comedy and mask performance shows FROGZ and Zoo Zoo.He has served as a guest teacher for mask performance technique/devised physical theater at Pennsylvania State University, the University of California Berkeley, and the Michael Chekhov School in New York. Recent works include: #//<EMBEDDED>//# (2018 FURY Factory festival, San Francisco; 2018 CoHo Summer Fest, Portland, OR); The Long Way(2017 United Solo Festival, NYC); The Mysterious Magical Brandishers of Magic(2018 New York Clown Festival, The BRICK, NYC; 2017 Play the Fool Festival, Edmonton, Canada); and IN’Tents(OSF 2014 Green Show, Ashland, OR and AFCA’s 5th annual Hakawy International Arts Festival, Cairo and Alexandria).