UA Little Rock Student Explores 'Theater of Cruelty'

UA Little Rock theater major Selena Gordon has performed in musicals, plays, and even national films, but this semester she worked to create a performance of a different kind - one meant to awaken her audiences' unexpressed emotions.

Gordon spent this semester creating "Wake-up!" - a performance that uses overbearing sensory aspects, such as lights, sound, and gestures to stir emotions.

"I wanted to make the audience confront issues that society tends to shy away from or ignore because they're too difficult to talk about," she said. "Such things include racism, sexual assault, gun control, mental illness, abuse, discrimination in all of its forms, and the political state of the country today."

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