Tantrum Theater Presents
This is Not What I Expected
When I Imagined a Republic
by Daria Miyeko Marinelli
Directed by ameenah kaplan
Streaming from November 13, 2020
This is Not What I Expected When I Imagined a Republic is a historical triptych following the development of our nation from courageous nomads to cash-strapped IKEA millennials.
Part dance-theatre, part card game, and part good old kitchen drama, This is Not What I Expected When I Imagined a Republic challenges the Usonian* mythologies of what it means to be a republic(an), how that’s changed over time, and what you should do when you discover your supposedly future life partner has just voted Republican. And you are not “a Republican.”
*Usonian: Of, and or related to The United States.
This work is being created in a socially distanced but abundantly creative environment and developed by an ingenious team of tenacious artists. This is Not What I Expected When I Imagined a Republic premieres online as streamed content on Nov. 13, 2020 (more details soon). Join us and discover the unexpected!