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Titanic (Streaming)

(Scenes from the British Wreck Commissioner’s Inquiry, 1912)
By Owen McCafferty
Directed by Vanessa Stalling

Jun 14, 2021 — Jul 11, 2021

No longer available.

A survivors’ story fraught with intrigue, bravery, and human frailty, Owen McCafferty’s Titanic (Scenes from the British Wreck Commissioner’s Inquiry, 1912) tells the story of the sinking of the RMS Titanic using verbatim testimonies from a court investigation of the wreck. Presented in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, an ensemble of actors probes the causes of the catastrophe, the value systems that enabled it, and if indeed it was actually preventable.

Vanessa Stalling (Jeff Award-winning director of Photograph 51 and United Flight 232) brings her singular artistry to McCafferty’s text to craft a lush aural experience that allows audiences to explore the tragedy from multiple perspectives. Leveraging audio technology, she and her team will create an expansive soundscape that allows the testimonies of each individual to resonate with audiences through a heightened, intimate experience that pushes the boundaries of design and theatrical performance.

You might like this if… you’re ready for a non-romanticized take on the sinking of the Titanic, you can’t get enough of courtroom procedurals, you love behind-the-scenes featurettes on the making of theatre or film

The Vibe: Intimate, tense, confessional, justice

Sponsored by Sidley Austin Foundation (with support from Karen and Bob Lewis and Kevin Hochberg and Jim McDaniel), Gustavo “Chip” Bamberger and Martha Van Haitsma, and the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation.

Photo of Andy Nagraj, Bri Sudia, and Alys Shante Dickerson by Michael Brosilow.

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Go beyond our production of TITANIC (SCENES FROM THE BRITISH WRECK COMMISSIONER'S INQUIRY, 1912) with this blog about the facts and figures of the ship.

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