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the pandemic. To get your event listed here, send an email to
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Play for Zoom
St. Louis playwright Nancy Bell's MUTE: A Play for Zoom,
which was performed live via Facebook on April 5, 2020, is available
as a live stream at vimeo.com. "In a world much like ours, there
exists a video conference call. And in this call, there are
academics, confusion, fire and...one hamster. An experimental
theatre piece that steals rabidly from Ionesco, Beckett, real life
and Chekhov. The play was for performance on Zoom by Nancy Bell and
directed by Lucy Cashion."
Metro Theater Company presents a two-play summer digital
streaming series, including the 2019 world premiere of The
Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus by Eric Coble (available
through June 28) and the critically acclaimed 2016 production of And
In This Corner... Cassius Clay by Idris Goodwin
(available June 23 - July 26). Both productions, which were directed
by MTC Artistic Director Julia Flood, will be available in a
pay-what-you-can pay-per-view environment at www.metroplays.org/watchnow.
Prior to this summer streaming series, both productions were part of
a virtual international festival and conference hosted earlier in
May by TYA-USA, the national service organization for theaters for
youth and families, attended by over 1,200 theater and education
Opera Theatre of St. Louis presents special live celebration
of Opening Night Spotlight: Susannah on Saturday,
June 13, at 7 pm, marking the night on which this festive production
would have opened. "During the Opening Night Spotlight, you’ll get
to see set model photos, design inspirations, and original video
content, in addition to hearing from some of our artists and
creative team." The live stream will be available at www.opera-stl.org
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, in collaboration with
Baltimore Center Stage, Long Wharf Theatre, The Public Theater and
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, present Play at Home,
a series of micro-commissioned short plays from some of the American
theatre's most exciting and prominent playwrights. These new plays –
which all run 10 minutes or less – are available for the public to
download, read and perform at home for free at playathome.org.
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis invites budding young
writers throughout the nation to develop and submit plays to for
inclusion in its all-new WiseWrite Digital Play Festival.
Open to all students grades 4 through 12, this online celebration of
storytelling will culminate in June when professional actors perform
selected student submissions over Zoom. To help students develop the
skills to write their first plays, The Rep will release a six-part
online learning curriculum - one part each week through the end of
May. For more information: repstl.org/wisewrite.
Shakespeare Festival in Forest Park
Photo by Philip Hamer
Shakespeare Festival St. Louis presents plays, readings, and
other features as part of its #SHAKESPEARETV
lineup through June 21st. Current offerings include their
made-for-video production of Shakespeare's Cymbeline and
readings of selections from Camu's The Plague. For more
Shakespeare Festival St. Louis presents SHAKE20
through June 20. The SHAKE20 festival consists of 20 - 30
minute adaptations of Shakespeare's 38 plays by local individuals
and theatre companies designed for a live streaming experience. A
new SHAKE20 event will be streamed live from the Shakespeare
Festival Facebook page at facebook.com/pg/STLShakesFest/videos/ nightly
except for Mondays. For more information and a complete schedule of
St. Louis Actors' Studio offers short films written and
(mostly) directed by Neil LaBute from Contemptible Entertainment
through their Twitter account through June 15. The lineup changes
every Monday morning. For the current list, visit twitter.com/@stlas1.
for auditions and other artistic opportunities? Check out the St. Louis
information on events beyond this week, check out the searchable
database at the Regional Arts Commission's Events Calendar.
Would you like to be on the radio? KDHX, 88.1 FM
needs theatre reviewers. If you're 18 years or older,
knowledgeable in this area, have practical theatre experience
(acting, directing, writing, technical design, etc.), have good
oral and written communications skills and would like to become
one of our volunteer reviewers, send an email describing your
experience and interests to chuck at kdhx.org. Please include a
sample review of something you've seen recently.