Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble will premiere a virtual performance video of Anna Sokolow's Rooms, to be titled Rooms2020, on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 7pm. Rooms2020 will be available to view at sokolowtheatredance.org.
"Art is a mirror."
If life imitates art far more than art imitates life, then Anna Sokolow was distinctly ahead of her time.
Rooms, Sokolow's 1955 masterpiece, examined the psychic isolation and unfulfilled desires of characters isolated in their small, city apartments. The controversial and groundbreaking work breathed with the loneliness and alienation following the breakdown of wartime solidarity, when the threat of atomic annihilation, the 1952 polio epidemic, and the Red Scare hung like invisible contagions and created a mood of pervasive uncertainty and dread over America.