I MET GOD (AND THE DEVIL) IN AN UBER by Daniel Rendón ‘21
Directed by Ron Bashford
Senior Honors Project in Playwriting & Acting for Daniel Rendón
Release date: May 14, 2021
The Amherst College Theater & Dance Department is proud to present I Met God (and the Devil) in an Uber, an original dramaby Daniel Rendón ‘21, directed by Ron Bashford, with scenic design by graduate design assistant Lauren Thompson ‘19, costume design by Lorelei Dietz ‘20, lighting design by resident lighting designer Kathy Couch and sound design by Julian Brown ‘23.
How much pain and suffering can we take as human beings before we reach the end of the line? What is the price of being good? What is the price of being bad? In Daniel Rendon’s new play, Santiago, a down-on-his-luck Uber driver, is pushed to find the answers, but will he?
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rendón’s play was adapted into a teleplay. “Because of COVD, we decided last summer to re-work Dan’s play script into a teleplay. Seven student actors, working both remotely and in-person in a controlled environment, have been introduced to acting for the camera through this process. It’s been a wonderful adventure transforming our theater stage into a TV studio and learning how to shoot with remote participants. Hats off to the resourcefulness of all of the students involved, especially our wonderful in-person student crew,” said faculty director, Ron Bashford.
I Met God (and the Devil) in an Uber will be released for streaming on May 14, 2021. For more information, visit https://www.amherst.edu/go/performance.