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Wednesday, January 22, 2020 7:30 PM
Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:30 PM
Friday, January 24, 2020 8:00 PM
Saturday, January 25, 2020 8:00 PM
Sunday, January 26, 2020 2:00 PM // Arthur Miller Theatre

The Believers Are But Brothers

Events
No Safety Net
Performance
Q&A
 

“One of the most fascinating shows I have seen in an age.” (Financial Times)

An electronic maze of fantasists, meme culture, 4chan, the alt-right, and ISIS. We live in a time where old orders are collapsing: from the post-colonial nation states of the Middle East to the EU and the American election. Amid all of this, a generation of young men find themselves burning with resentment, without the money, power, and sex they think they deserve. Written and performed by Javaad Alipoor and co-directed by Kirsty Housley (who also co-directed Complicite’s The Encounter), this multimedia show weaves together stories of three disaffected men and their journeys to radicalization, exploring the smoke and mirrors world of online extremism, anonymity, and hate speech. Learn more on our No Safety Net podcast:

Please note: This performance contains adult themes. As part of the performance, audiences will be asked to join a private WhatsApp group chat for the show (optional, but will enhance the experience).

Post-Performance Artist Q&A (After 1/22 opening night performance)

Featuring creator Javaad Alipoor, director Kristy Housley, U-M Professor of Information Clifford Lampe, U-M Professor of History and American Culture Alexandra Stern, and U-M Professor of American Culture and Screen Arts and Director of the Digital Studies Institute Lisa Nakamura.

Post-Performance Community Dialogues (After all other performances)

UMS will provide a space for audience members to reflect on, discuss, and analyze the performance they’ve just experienced. Conversations will be guided by experienced facilitators from the community, including Sharman Spieser, Equity Consultant and Community Collaborator.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

PRINCIPAL SPONSOR

FUNDED IN PART BY

  • William Davidson Foundation
  • British Council

MEDIA PARTNERS

1/22/20 7:30 PM
1/23/20 7:30 PM
1/24/20 8:00 PM
1/25/20 8:00 PM
1/26/20 2:00 PM

Arthur Miller Theatre

The Believers Are But Brothers

Events
No Safety Net
Performance
Q&A
$35-40 general admission (+ fees)
$12-20 student tickets available

“One of the most fascinating shows I have seen in an age.” (Financial Times)

An electronic maze of fantasists, meme culture, 4chan, the alt-right, and ISIS. We live in a time where old orders are collapsing: from the post-colonial nation states of the Middle East to the EU and the American election. Amid all of this, a generation of young men find themselves burning with resentment, without the money, power, and sex they think they deserve. Written and performed by Javaad Alipoor and co-directed by Kirsty Housley (who also co-directed Complicite’s The Encounter), this multimedia show weaves together stories of three disaffected men and their journeys to radicalization, exploring the smoke and mirrors world of online extremism, anonymity, and hate speech. Learn more on our No Safety Net podcast:

Please note: This performance contains adult themes. As part of the performance, audiences will be asked to join a private WhatsApp group chat for the show (optional, but will enhance the experience).

Post-Performance Artist Q&A (After 1/22 opening night performance)

Featuring creator Javaad Alipoor, director Kristy Housley, U-M Professor of Information Clifford Lampe, U-M Professor of History and American Culture Alexandra Stern, and U-M Professor of American Culture and Screen Arts and Director of the Digital Studies Institute Lisa Nakamura.

Post-Performance Community Dialogues (After all other performances)

UMS will provide a space for audience members to reflect on, discuss, and analyze the performance they’ve just experienced. Conversations will be guided by experienced facilitators from the community, including Sharman Spieser, Equity Consultant and Community Collaborator.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

PRINCIPAL SPONSOR

FUNDED IN PART BY

  • William Davidson Foundation
  • British Council

MEDIA PARTNERS

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