Jan 3, 12:00am
Jack, 505 1/2 Waverly Avenue

A theatrical, Kafkaesque excavation of U.S. immigration law and drone policy, Term of Art draws on (takes from, writes over) Supreme Court transcripts in which the justices wrestle with the question of how to police the borders of citizenship in order to deny rights that ought to be inalienable. Through a series of fugitive, fragmentary scenes performed by a cast of four performers moving through many voices, Term of Art disrupts assumptions about outlines, borders, boundaries, definitions, durations, laws, limitations—the mechanisms by which we seek to control space, meaning, time, and people in our politics and in our acts of care. Onstage each night, a transcriptionist struggles to do justice to the material of justice. As repeated brutalities become settled law, we are left asking: what can emerge from the inadequacies of love and art?

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