Written, Directed and Performed by Sean Donovan and Sebastián Calderón Bentin
Video Design by Jeremiah Barber
Sound Design by Derek Phillips
Set Design by Angrette McCloskey
Costume Design by Connie Strayer
At the center of the Watergate scandal, brought on and exacerbated by an extensive archive of surveillance audio tapes installed to record President Nixon's conversations in the White House, lies an 18 1/2 minute gap.
Using surreal humor 18 1/2 Minutes explores the historical, technological and political circumstances around this mysterious gap and broader questions of time, silence, and erasure at the center of one the most famous political scandals in modern U.S. political history.
This sample is a selection from Part 1 showing the two characters playfully imagining and physicalizing possible reactions President Nixon would have had to hearing the news of the failed Watergate break in.
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