UTA's "Heal the Divide" Goes Digital for 2020
By Office of Communication
Posted on October 06, 2020, October 06, 2020

Gender equality. Racial diversity. Social inclusivity. The topics have shaped much of the country's discussion in 2020. And while the conversations aren't always easy, the University of Texas at Arlington is tackling them head on. 

The school's Department of Theatre Arts is hosting its annual "Heal the Divide" performance in an entirely new way this year. The production features scripts from student playwrights addressing different issues, from different perspectives.

"The themes in our shows push for progress and push for growth. I think that is what our community needs," said Andrew Denton. Denton wrote and directed "Exhausted," which is included in this year's lineup. It is one of six original one-act plays in the show. 

"Having these conversations now will further stimulate great outputs in work environments, in school environments," said playwright Shun'Drea Burnett. Her original piece, "The Space Between Us," is also part of this year's lineup. 

While the shows have been performed live in the past, this year's "Heal the Divide" was recorded. It will be available to rent on demand for $5 from Oct. 9-11, 2020. Click here to learn more and purchase your video rental. 

Students recording Heal the Divide performance

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