Black Box Series presents Lauren Gunderson's "Natural Shocks" January 29 & 30

Each semester, the School of Theatre and Dance's Black Box Series presents a collection of student produced works. These productions are provide students with opportunities to direct, write, perform, stage manage, and design existing and original works in a laboratory environment. Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the 2020-2021 Black Box Series is being presented virtually.

On January 29 and 30, 2021, the Black Box Series will present a pre-recorded prduction of Lauren Gunderson's Natural Shocks. Directed by School of Theatre and Dance student Erin Ripley, Natural Shocks is one woman's exploration of violence, abuse, and firearms in America while she waits out an approaching storm. Originally written as a one-woman show, the cast of five each developed their own interpretation of the character and chose variations of the name Angela.

Natural Shocks features Taylor Fox, Kirstin Henry, Megan Polk, Sunayna Smith, and Elaine Werren. The production is stage managed by Kelly Harper. Video editing is by KG. 

Content Advisory: Script contains strong language and references to domestic abuse, gun violence, mass shootings, and mental health issues.

Directed by Erin Ripley

Natural Shocks is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

The world premiere of NATURAL SHOCKS was presented in October 2018 by WP Theater
(Lisa McNulty, Producing Artistic Director; Michael Sag, Managing Director) 

©2020. This Video recording was produced by special arrangement with Dramatists PlayService and Lauren Gunderson.  All rights reserved.  This performance is authorized for non-commercial use only.  By accepting this license, you agree not to authorize or permit the Video to be recorded, copied, distributed, broadcast, telecast or otherwise exploited, in whole or in part, in any media now known or hereafter developed.

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How to Watch Natural Shocks

Natural Shocks will be available to stream on demand on January 29 and 30, 2021 at the link below.

Watch Natural Shocks

POSTED: Thursday, January 28, 2021 02:55 PM
Updated: Tuesday, February 07, 2023 12:29 AM