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Borders - A Virtual Play

"Looking For Now?”

What divides or connects two people who meet online? The virtual fantasy, the distance, the foreignness, the border?

Boaz and George meet on Grindr. They are attracted to one another instantly and want to meet in person, but something prevents them from doing so. One lives in Israel, the other- in Lebanon. Is it just the physical border that keeps them apart? Would their virtual relationship survive in the real world?

Borders is a play written by Nimrod Danishman and performed by the New York-based Dirty Laundry Theatre.

UT will host a live-streamed performance of the play, which will be followed immediately by a panel discussion with the following guests: 

  • Maera D. Hagage (she/her), Borders Producer and Dirty Laundry Theatre Artistic Director
  • Michael R. Piazza (he/him), Borders Director
  • Barış Ünsal (she/her), Turkish psychotherapist working with LGBTQ folks and refugees from around the world
  • Mx. Je'jae Cleopatra (she/they/qween), NYC artist, Jew of color of Mizrahi/Palestinian heritage, and Queer/Trans Activist

We will host the viewing in the Hodges Library Auditorium (Hodges 101), but plan to have a virtual option available. Please register for both at the link provided!

This screening is made possible by the generous support of the Fern and Manfred Steinfeld Program in Judaic Studies, the Departments of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, English, Theatre, and Religious Studies, and the Programs in Middle East Studies, Cinema Studies, Global Studies, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality.

Note: The play contains adult themes and language that may not be suitable for children.

Dial-In Information

Register at the provided link, and you will receive instructions for how to join the live stream.

Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 6:45pm to 9:00pm

John C Hodges Library, Room 101
1015 Volunteer Blvd, Knoxville TN

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