In the grip of the 2020 pandemic, just days before the presidential election, a woman in Miami recalls her shock four years ago, on election night 2016, with renewed feelings of dread about this time around.
The recollection of that blistering night, as she watched those fateful election results, sparks a memory that shatters her nerves ‒ as we witness her working her way through to a revelation of personal power.
Alone now, out of work, and losing hope because of Covid-19’s choke-hold on America, she struggles to breathe through a vortex of painful memories, in front of the camera she has positioned in front of herself at home.
As a way to snap herself out of this downward spiral, she decides to record her feelings on a video message to her fellow voters. She decides to give testimony to power – the power of voting.
I Elect: Power Every Four Years (trailer) is a one-act, one woman show, created and written by Bill Spring.
The world premiere free video live-stream of this theatrical performance debuts Saturday, October 17, from 7.00-7.30 pm on YouTube Live
The link to watch free on YouTube on October 17, at 7.00 pm is: —www.youtube.com/watch?v=8x8pDnL2fUg
(and it will remain free online, leading up to the election and afterwards).
Viewers say they have to step back from their screens ‒ in a good way ‒ when watching this performance.
They are especially captivated when the woman realises that, although the power of the people has been chipped away at on so many fronts these past four years, each of us still has the power to elect.
The role of Bella is brilliantly performed by Carey Brianna Hart, who delivers a tour de force monologue.
Ricky J. Martinez directed the film version of this project. Produced by Jose Lima. The Director of Photography is Dennise Perez.
The creator of this work, Bill Spring, encourages viewers to donate to Engage.Miami ̶ promoting fair elections, encouraging voter participation, and educating citizens about their voting rights.
Read more at www.ielect.ritesofspring.life.