Thanks to the indomitable spirits of many a good actor and director, and the sheer resilience of theater even in these super weird times… I’ve actually got play readings of all sorts this week! Three different plays have been/will be sent out into cyberspace via Zoom and Facebook Live.
First, we had a lovely Zoom/Facebook performance of my short sci-fi play, The Beach on 4/15/20 via The Estrogenius Festival. Justin Walker and Emily MaRee knocked it out of the park with their performances, delivered from their respective apartments straight to audience members all over the country! The video is still available on Estrogenius’s facebook page, and next week it will be available to view for a small fee on the Extro from Estro website.
Tomorrow, 4/17, at 8pm, my full-length Romeo and Juliet prequel, Verona Walls, will be having its Zoom premiere. We’re doing a virtual staged reading–really exploring the medium and celebrating the text–featuring an astonishing group of exceptional actors, directed by Ania Upstill (sending their notes all the way from New Zealand!).
And Saturday, 4/18, at 5pm, my Western, Long Time Gone, will be featured by Play Readings with Friends via Zoom. This will be the first public reading of the latest version of Long Time Gone. I’m really looking forward to seeing it with fresh eyes!