Skip to main content
Performance Dates
December 16, 2020 - January 1, 2021

Developed and directed by professional director/theatre-maker, Adil Mansoor


Through Broken Doors (TBD) is a digital exhibition created by an ensemble of 16 students from the Conservatory of Performance Arts at Point Park University during the fall of 2020. The TBD process was rooted in our need for community amidst a global pandemic, an anxiety-riddled, destabilizing, and high-stakes election, and a much-needed acceleration of protests against white supremacy and anti-Blackness. Using docudrama and devised theater techniques, the TBD ensemble created a series of video and audio pieces reflecting on their lived experiences through this moment. Pieces include investigations of Black rest, documentation of the 2020 election, and conversations between loved ones. 

From day one, the TBD process asked: why are we told to “leave your baggage at the door” when entering a classroom, a rehearsal studio, or the office? Especially in 2020, how can we be expected to focus by ignoring our challenges, pretending everything is fine, and getting to work? What if we were encouraged to honor our baggage, support it, share it, question it, take care of it? What if our frustrations, questions, and dreams were at the center of our art-making and community building? We invite you Through Broken Doors to join us and imagine what that might be like.

Above is the entrance to the website that audiences will visit. When you push an elevator button, the door will open and reveal one of the student-created pieces. Each button is a different piece.