Qualities of “Mercy?”

Join Peter Gould, founder of the Get Thee to the Funnery Shakespeare Camp, and young actors in Vermont and Mumbai, India for the world premiere of their streaming film “Qualities of ‘Mercy?’” During the pandemic of 2020, the camp took on the controversial Shakespeare play, “Merchant of Venice” and used it to confront prejudice and hate speech, deal with the pandemic lockdown, and examine the Black Lives Matter movement. The team of campers 8,000 miles apart collaborated on the project that was filmed on Zoom and their iPhones. The piece was edited by Gould and Burlington videographer Isaiah Palmeri. On Thursday, January 28 at 7:00 pm Gould, campers Gouri Bhuyan and Audrey Grant, and longtime Funnery participant and Literacy Programs Officer Jonny Flood will host a roundtable discussion about the film on Zoom. Audience participation at this event is welcome and encouraged! Register to join the discussion at: https://www.vermonthumanities.org/event/qualities-of-mercy/

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