Grant Recipient Details

Location

Boston, MA

Artist
Maia Dolphin-Krute and Jesse Erin Posner, Allston, MA
Project Title
The Way We Live Now (2018)
Fiscal Year Awarded
2019
Grant or Program
Creative City Community Partner Grant
Grant Amount
$1,000

The Way We Live Now (2018) is a multimedia, performance-based collaborative project centered on the Susan Sontag short story “The Way We Live Now” (1987). This project updates the story, originally set during the AIDS epidemic, to reflect our current opioid epidemic and uses this updated script to facilitate the public processing of what too often remain private and painful experiences. Through a series of workshops set up for the general public as well as run for specifically invited community groups and stakeholders, we will use the model of Susan Sontag’s short story to ask: what does it mean to live within an epidemic? How do we continue living?