As a group of citizens begin to realize their perfect world requires sacrifices, they grapple with the nature of complicity and privilege. Forced to confront the precariousness of their world, they must decide if inconvenient truths are worth forgetting to preserve the society they’ve built. In
ALAS, Mejia explores a surreal approach to our modern-day complacency, questioning who we are and what controls us.
A monologue from Matei Visniec’s Cabaret of Words, translated by Daniela Şilindean and directed by Michael Mejia