BPT Talks About Design: INCELS AND OTHER MYTHS by Ally Sass

Directed by Erica Terpening-Romeo Scenic design by Steven Velasquez Costume design by Sandra Jia Lighting design by Maximilian Wallace Sound design by Sara Vargas BPT Talks About Design is a conversation series that focuses on the contributions of designers to new plays in process. About the play: After bullying forces Elaine Roberts’s 15-year-old son Avery to leave his high school, Elaine is increasingly unsettled to watch him find solace in a constant glow of YouTube videos, Reddit pages, and the intense battlegrounds of World of Warcraft. It is when Avery informs Elaine that he’s found a home among the much reviled “incel” community that Elaine, a professor of Women in Mythology, decides she must covertly follow Avery into these online realms, going so far as to make her own account on World of Warcraft. In this digital landscape, Elaine taps into an intoxicating new reality that begins to shape how she sees her own world. INCELS AND OTHER MYTHS takes us on a modern, mythical journey deep into the underworld of a mother and her son. What starts as an investigation of various internet communities, becomes a surreal exploration of gender, power, and masculinity. Where: From wherever you are, via the videoconferencing tool Zoom. Audiences will need to download the free Zoom app to participate, and it is recommended they call in a few minutes before “curtain” time. Full schedule and Zoom links available on the Boston Playwrights’ Theatre website: http://www.BostonPlaywrights.org

When 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Contact Email newplays@bu.edu
Contact Organization Boston Playwrights’ Theatre
Fees Free