The Future is Present: A Casting the Vote Project

October 19-January 2021
A seven-week performance

The Future is Present: A Casting the Vote Project


Created in collaboration with youth artist/activists and Bard students led by the creative team of Charlotte Brathwaite, Janani Balasubramanian, Justin Hicks, and Sunder Ganglani with producer Alyssa Simmons, documentarian June Cross, and project coordinator Anna Krist.

THE FUTURE IS PRESENT (TFP) is a seven-week performance and action laboratory that centers the voices and vision of Black and Indigenous young people, and builds concentric circles of solidarity around their demands on our collective future. These demands will be amplified through a series of rigorous, joyful, and high-distribution artistic interventions.

A co-production of Fisher Center at Bard, the Bard Theater & Performance Program, and Casting the Vote.

Co-commissioned by Live Arts Bard and New York Live Arts