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2nd B·O·N·D International Virtual Performance Festival
Monodrama & Global Chinese Voices
Back in June 2021!




        The inaugural B·O·N·D Virtual Live Performance Festival in 2020 engaged over 250,000 audiences from across the world, with 25 selected performances carefully chosen and curated from a pool of global submissions. This year, co-curated with CHUANG Stage, we are excited to support a chosen cohort of Chinese descent theater-makers currently residing and working in New York, Toronto, Brussels, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Beijing; the cohort is commissioned to each create a new, digital monodrama that collectively manifests the underrepresented voices and experience of the Chinese diaspora.

        Projected for global live-streamed premiere in June, the cohort of theater-makers are given multitudes of artistic support and freedom towards bold statements in unprecedented moments for artists of Asian descent around the world. The new B·O·N·D Festival in 2021 seeks to build communities upon solidarity, visibility and continued imagination for new forms, mediums and stories in the virtual performance world. Created and led by US-based Chinese women theater-makers, the festival is driven to uplift Asian and minority voices through curating and learning with our artists and audiences in the face of crises and the hopes for a brighter future.







Incubating Workshops



        Through bi-weekly meetings, workshops, curated artist conversations and master classes, B·O·N·D rigorously supports this cohort with rehearsal spaces (in-person in Beijing), stipend, a administrative and marketing team and a hybrid, open-to-all community engagement plan.

B·O·N·D in Your City


        “B·O·N·D in Your City” is a series of artist-led, open-air play reading workshops that are free to the public in the geographic locations where the artists reside, inviting local residents to play with the methodologies and the text of the artists’ choice. Prioritizing safety, some episodes of this city-based “traveling” series also take place online depending on local health official guidelines allowance.





FESTIVAL TIMELINE


APRIL 2-JUNE 18
Incubating Workshops and Work In Progress

JUNE 18-JULY 2
Limited-time Global Live Streaming and On Demand