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February 2021

This month’s offerings across the U.S.

Arizona

El Zócalo

Childsplay Theatre

Phoenix

Event Date(s): Sun Feb 28 - Sun Mar 07

Type of Event: Cultural

Venue: Herberger Theatre Center

Price: Free

Reference Link: https://www.childsplayaz.org/index.php/shows/zocalo-20/zocalo-inform

Description:

¡Únase a nosotros para el primer Festival Zócalo, un evento híbrido que presenta actividades EN VIVO y en línea para familias, presentaciones y MÁS! Obtenga más información y explore a continuación.

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Seen

By: Jenny Millinger

Directed by: Jenny Millinger

Childsplay Theatre

Phoenix

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 01 - Wed Mar 31

Type of Event: Theatre performance

Venue: Vitrtual

Reference Link: https://www.childsplayaz.org/index.php/schools/childsplayazdotorgslashschools/virtual-ft

Description:

This charming story explores what it means to be on your own and what it means to connect with others.

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The Book of Dragons

By: Dwayne Hartford/Katie McFadzen

Directed by: Dwayne Hartford

Childsplay Theatre

Phoenix

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 01 - Wed Mar 31

Type of Event: Theatre performance

Venue: Virtual

Reference Link: https://www.childsplayaz.org/index.php/schools/childsplayazdotorgslashschools/virtual-ft

Description:

Your kids will love this show all about dragons! This blend of reimagined short stories features a dragon story for every need.

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Dreamers

By: Ricky Araiza (adapted from the book by Yuyi Morales)

Directed by: Ricky Araiza

Childsplay Theatre

Phoenix

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 01 - Wed Mar 31

Type of Event: Theatre performance

Venue: Virtual

Reference Link: https://childsplayinc.formstack.com/forms/childsplay_virtual_field_trip_fy20

Description:

A poetic adaptation of Yuyi Morales’s story of resilience, hope, and the courage it takes to find one’s voice when navigating a new place.

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Pandora’s Box

By: Dwayne Hartford/Debra K. Stevens

Directed by: Dwayne Hartford

Childsplay Theatre

Phoenix

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 01 - Wed Mar 31

Type of Event: Theatre performance

Venue: Virtual

Reference Link: https://www.childsplayaz.org/index.php/schools/childsplayazdotorgslashschools/virtual-ft

Description:

Is curiosity a good thing or a bad thing? When everything in the world seems terrible and cruel, what gives us the strength to go on? Hope.

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California

Trouble in Mind

By: Alice Childress

Directed by: Awoye Timpo

American Conservatory Theater

San Francisco

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 29 - Fri Feb 26

Type of Event: Play Reading

Venue: Virtual

Price: $15

Reference Link: https://www.act-sf.org/home/box_office/202122_season/act_out_loud.highResolutionDisplay.html#trouble

Description:

Time: 1957. Place: New York City. Six actors gather in a Broadway theatre to rehearse an anti-lynching play, written and directed by white artists.

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Arms and the Man

By: George Bernard Shaw

Directed by: Colman Domingo

American Conservatory Theater

San Francisco

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 19 - Fri Mar 19

Type of Event: Play Reading

Venue: Virtual

Price: $15

Reference Link: https://www.act-sf.org/home/box_office/202122_season/act_out_loud.highResolutionDisplay.html#trouble

Description:

Between a hero and a mercenary, who would you choose? In 1885 Bulgaria, young heiress Raina finds herself in the thrillingly romantic situation of finding Bluntschli, a fleeing enemy soldier-for-hire, in her room.

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The Thanksgiving Play

By: Larissa FastHorse

Directed by: Rosalind Ayres

L.A. Theatre Works

Venice

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 30 - Fri Dec 31

Type of Event: Audio Theater Recording

Venue: Digital

Price: $20 or $150 for 9-Play digital subscription

Reference Link: https://latw.org/digital-season

Description:

An L.A. Theatre Works state-of-the-art audio recording, includes access to a Zoom interview with the playwright.

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Life on Paper

By: Kenneth Lin

Directed by: Rosalind Ayres

L.A. Theatre Works

Venice

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 30 - Fri Dec 31

Type of Event: Audio Theater Recording

Venue: Digital

Price: $20 or $150 for 9-Play digital subscription

Reference Link: https://latw.org/digital-season

Description:

An LA Theatre Works state-of-the-art audio recording of Kenneth Lin’s inspired-by-a-true-story play. When a billionaire dies in a plane crash, a forensic economist butts heads with a small town actuary over the exact value. Includes access to a Zoom interview with the playwright.

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Extinction

By: Hannie Rayson

Directed by: Martin Jarvis

L.A. Theatre Works

Los Angeles

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 30 - Fri Dec 31

Type of Event: Audio Theater Recording

Venue: Digital

Price: $$20 or $150 for 9-Play digital subscription

Reference Link: https://latw.org/digital-season

Description:

An L.A. Theatre Works state-of-the-art audio recording of a new play by Australian playwright and newspaper columnist Hannie Rayson about the urgent need to combat man-made climate change to protect biodiversity. Includes access to a Zoom interview with the playwright.

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Bump

By: Chiara Atik

Directed by: Rosalind Ayres

L.A. Theatre Works

Los Angeles

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 30 - Fri Dec 31

Type of Event: Audio Theater Recording

Venue: Digital

Price: $20 or $150 for 9-Play digital subscription

Reference Link: https://latw.org/digital-season

Description:

An LA Theatre Works state-of-the-art audio theater recording of Atik’s comedy. based on the true story of Jorge Odón and the birthing device he invented in his garage. Includes access to a Zoom interview with the playwright.

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In Good Company

By: Jewelle Gomez, Eric Reyes Loo, Laurel Ollstein, Tim Pinckney, and Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder

Directed by: Ed Decker

New Conservatory Theatre Center

San Francisco

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 16 - Tue Jun 01

Type of Event: Podcast

Price: $0

Reference Link: https://www.nctcsf.org/In-Good-Company-Podcast

Description:

The drama onstage is nothing compared to what’s happening behind the scenes in this original episodic podcast series. A new kind of podcast for a different kind of world, “In Good Company” is a love letter to the resilience of art, artists, and the places they call “home”.

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District-Of-Columbia

Hi, Are You Single?

By: Ryan J. Haddad

Directed by: Laura Savia and Jess McLeod

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in association with IAMA Theatre Company

Washington

Event Date(s): Mon Jan 25 - Sun Feb 21

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Streamed online

Price: $20

Reference Link: https://www.woollymammoth.net/event/hi-are-you-single

Description:

Ryan has a higher sex drive than you. He also has cerebral palsy. You can often find him on Grindr or at your local inaccessible gay bar. Join writer/performer Ryan J. Haddad on his search to find love. Or a date. Or at least a hookup.

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Florida

Hand to God

By: Robert Askins

Directed by: David M. Jenkins

Jobsite Theater

Tampa

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 26 - Sun Mar 14

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Jaeb Theater, Straz Center for the Performing Arts. Streaming via Vimeo.

Price: $9.99-$99.50

Reference Link: https://jobsitetheater.org/hand-to-god

Description:

Meek and mild Jason takes solace in a Christian puppet ministry after the death of his father. When his originally soft-spoken sock puppet Tyrone takes on a shocking personality, then possesses his arm, Jason unwittingly throws the town of Cypress, Texas into a tizzy.

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Jobsite Digital Shorts

By: Various

Directed by: Various

Jobsite Theater

Tampa

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 16 - Fri Dec 31

Type of Event: Online series

Venue: digitalshorts.jobsitetheater.org

Price: $1.99-$9.99

Reference Link: https://digitalshorts.jobsitetheater.org

Description:

An online series from the Jobsite Ensemble, this mixture of music videos, movement pieces, sketch, short films, readings, and more was commissioned by the company to help keep artists employed during the pandemic and possibly beyond. All proceeds go directly to the artists.

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My Lord, What a Night

By: Deborah Brevoort

Directed by: Kel Haney

Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF

Orlando

Event Date(s): Wed Feb 03 - Sun Feb 14

Type of Event: A Video on Demand Performance

Venue: Virtual

Price: $15

Reference Link: https://www.orlandoshakes.org/show/my-lord-what-a-night/

Description:

Filmed on the set in the Goldman Theater, this world premiere performance of Deborah Brevoort’s bold, new script reveals the real untold story of a true friendship between German-born, Jewish scientist Albert Einstein, and African American singer Marian Anderson.

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At the Movies

By: Mark Danni

Directed by: Mark Danni

TheatreZone

Naples

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 04 - Sun Feb 14

Type of Event: Themed Concert

Venue: G&L Theater

Price: $50 - 65

Reference Link: https://theatre.zone

Description:

A trip through the many hit songs from our favorite movies throughout history. This concert event will include hit songs such as “The Way We Were,” “Moon River” and “Arthur’s Theme” from Arthur, as well as some disco hits from Saturday Night Fever.

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Sinatra: My Way

By: Larry Alexander

Directed by: Larry Alexander

TheatreZone

Naples

Event Date(s): Mon Feb 08 - Mon Feb 08

Type of Event: Tribute Concert

Venue: G&L Theater

Price: $50 - 65

Reference Link: https://theatre.zone

Description:

Larry Alexander, who has appeared on Broadway in Les Miserables and is a TheatreZone fan favorite, is back on our stage for this exciting concert.

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Mack is Back

By: Chaz Esposito

Directed by: Chaz Esposito

TheatreZone

Naples

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 18 - Thu Feb 18

Type of Event: Tribute Concert

Venue: G&L Theater

Price: $50 - 65

Reference Link: https://theatre.zone

Description:

Grammy Award-winning American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, film and television actor: there’s not much the talented Bobby Darin couldn’t do. Enjoy this special trip through his iconic career, with music spanning genres and generations.

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Safe House

By: Brendan Ragan

Directed by: Brendan Ragan

Urbanite Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 26 - Sun Apr 04

Type of Event: Immersive Drama

Venue: Urbanite Theatre

Price: $25

Reference Link: https://www.urbanitetheatre.com/safehouse

Description:

After leaving his cybersecurity job at a powerful corporation, Fletcher and his wife Ava have gone into hiding, along with their damning company secrets. When Ava mysteriously disappears, Fletcher turns to a stranger to help find her: you.

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Georgia

Sit-In

By: Pearl Cleage

Directed by: Mark Valdez

Alliance Theatre

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 08 - Sun Feb 28

Type of Event: Short film

Venue: Alliance Theatre Anywhere (Streaming)

Price: $10

Reference Link: https://alliancetheatre.org/sitin

Description:

For the first time ever, Alliance Theatre delves into the world of animated theatre, featuring a mixture of Civil Rights anthems and new freedom songs. Meet three friends as they learn about the sit-ins of the Civil Rights era and powerfully apply those lessons to today’s world.

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Laugh Track

Dad's Garage/Alliance Theatre

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Tue Dec 22 - Mon May 31

Type of Event: Comedy series

Venue: Alliance Theatre Anywhere (Streaming)

Price: $9.99 for series (6 episodes)

Reference Link: https://alliancetheatre.org/laughtrack

Description:

The talented comedians of Dad’s Garage examine what life’s key moments and holidays look like in this strange new world. With a mix of ridiculous characters and hilarious situations, get some much-needed laughter in this brand-new original sketch comedy show.

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Illinois

Power in Pride at Home

By: multiple

Directed by: Lexi Saunders

About Face Theatre

Chicago

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 16 - Tue Aug 31

Type of Event: Streaming video series

Price: $free

Reference Link: https://www.aboutfacetheatre.com

Description:

Power in Pride is About Face Theatre’s touring show, sharing humorous and brave stories about gender & sexuality to spark conversations with students, educators, and community members of all ages.

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Indiana

Ordinary Days

By: Adam Gwon

Directed by: Kate Galvin

Cardinal Stage

Bloomington

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 11 - Sun Feb 21

Type of Event: Virtual, on-demand musical

Venue: Online via Showtix4u

Price: $25

Reference Link: https://cardinalstage.org/mainstage/ordinary-days/

Description:

This sweet and funny musical celebrates the big impact of life’s small moments. A couple faces new challenges and a pair of strangers take trepidatious steps towards friendship. Their lives collide in surprising ways in this sort-of-fairy tale set in NYC.

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Maryland

Queens Girl: Black in the Green Mountains

By: Celeen Sinnette Jennings

Directed by: Paige Hernandez

Everyman Theatre

Baltimore

Event Date(s): Mon Dec 21 - Thu Feb 04

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Video On-Demand

Price: $30

Reference Link: https://everymantheatre.org

Description:

Third installment in award-winning trilogy. As the Vietnam War rages and the Kent State killings ignite campuses across the country, Jackie arrives in Vermont to begin college. Caught between an almost comically divergent set of friends, she searches for her place in the world.

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The Snow Queen

By: Mike Kenney adapted from Hans Christian Andersen

Directed by: Janet Stanford

Imagination Stage

Bethesda

Event Date(s): Tue Jan 05 - Sun Feb 28

Type of Event: Virtual play for children

Venue: online

Price: $29

Reference Link: https://patrons.imaginationstage.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=7958

Description:

The powerful friendship of Gerda and Kai is put to the test by the unfeeling Snow Queen. Can Gerda save Kai before his heart is frozen solid? An interactive Zoom prequel performance introduces children to the magical world and beloved characters that they see in the filmed play.

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Spy Academy & the Lost Treasure of Atlantis

By: Douglas Robinson from a story by Strother Gaines

Directed by: Jeffrey Eagle

Imagination Stage

Bethesda

Event Date(s): Sat Feb 13 - Sun May 23

Type of Event: Online play for children

Venue: online

Price: $25

Reference Link: https://patrons.imaginationstage.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=9288

Description:

An immersive online experience full of surprises and memorable characters, each performance of Spy Academy takes a small number of families through a series of puzzles, codes, and challenges on a quest to recover the stolen Heart of the Dragon. A live virtual event for ages 5+.

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Healthy Holly’s Hidden Hideaway

By: Agyeiwaa Asante & April Amara and the Single Carrot Ensemble

Directed by: Kevin McAllister

Single Carrot Theatre

Baltimore

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 13 - Mon Feb 15

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Virtual: play will be presented via phone and text message

Price: $10-100

Reference Link: https://singlecarrot.com/healthyholly

Description:

From the comfort of your home, you will get phone calls from Maryland’s most nefarious characters and honorable heroes as they rely on you in a race to find the secret location of the removed Confederate monuments and chase missing cash from the infamous Healthy Holly books.

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Massachusetts

A Streetcar Named Desire

By: Tennessee Williams

Directed by: Robert O'Hara

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Williamstown

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 14 - Fri Dec 03

Type of Event: Audio Play

Venue: audible.com/Streetcar

Price: $Varies

Reference Link: https://audible.com/Streetcar

Description:

Haunted by her past, Blanche (Audra McDonald) seeks refuge with Stella and Stanley (Carla Gugino and Ariel Shafir) in New Orleans, where she wrestles with the nature of her sister’s husband, her sister’s denial, and her own unraveling mind.

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Photograph 51

By: Anna Ziegler

Directed by: Susan Stroman

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Williamstown

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 14 - Fri Dec 10

Type of Event: Audio Play

Venue: audible.com/Photograph51

Price: $Varies

Reference Link: https://audible.com/Photograph51

Description:

In 1951, chemist Rosalind Franklin works relentlessly in her King’s College London lab, closing in on a major discovery that could unlock the mysteries of the DNA molecule. Undermined by her colleague Maurice Wilkins, she struggles to compete with rival team Watson and Crick as pressure intensifies to produce results.

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Animals

By: Stacy Osei-Kuffour

Directed by: Whitney White

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Williamstown

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 14 - Fri Dec 17

Type of Event: Audio Play

Venue: audible.com/Animals

Price: $Varies

Reference Link: https://audible.com/Animals

Description:

Lydia and Henry’s dinner guests are about to arrive when Henry’s spontaneous marriage proposal threatens to burn the evening to a crisp. Wine bottles and years of unspoken tensions are uncorked, and, before the evening is through, Lydia must confront her long-held fears and feelings if she’s going to commit to a future with Henry.

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Chonburi International Hotel & Butterfly Club

By: Shakina Nayfack

Directed by: Laura Savia

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Williamstown

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 14 - Wed Dec 29

Type of Event: Audio Play

Venue: audible.com/Chonburi

Price: $Varies

Reference Link: https://audible.com/Chonburi

Description:

In Shakina Nayfack’s world premiere play, a vibrant, international group of transgender women band together at a hotel in Thailand to confront the challenges and joys of gender confirmation surgery.

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Minnesota

Mountain Goat Mountain

By: Zoe Barry, Liz Francis, Nikita Hederics, Tahli Corin and Sarah Lockwood.

Children's Theatre Company presenting Threshold

Minneapolis

Event Date(s): Mon Feb 08 - Sun Feb 21

Type of Event: Audio Theatre

Venue: Online

Price: $15 (pay what you can)

Reference Link: https://childrenstheatre.org/

Description:

This delightful, audio-led theatre experience for families to share in their home together features guided activities that help families create their characters, setting, props, and costumes before stepping into their own imaginative world.

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Stone Soup

By: Based on the popular folktale

Directed by: Melanie Salmon-Peterson

Stages Theatre Company

Hopkins

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 12 - Thu Apr 15

Type of Event: Musical, Theatre for Young Audiences

Venue: Virtual

Price: $50

Reference Link: https://www.stagestheatre.org/stone-soup/

Description:

A charming story of how sometimes it takes a stranger to show us what friendship is all about. When a family of weary outsiders arrive in the town square, fear and suspicion reign, but as they start to make soup out of a stone, each of the locals discovers something.

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The Dot

By: Based on the book written and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

Directed by: Sandy Boren Barrett & Ann Marie Omeish

Stages Theatre Company and Escalate Dance

Hopkins

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 15 - Thu Mar 18

Type of Event: Theatre for Young Audiences / Dance

Venue: Virtual

Price: $50

Reference Link: https://www.stagestheatre.org/the-dot/

Description:

When Vashti’s teacher asks her to draw a picture, Vashti insists she’s not an artist and makes an angry dot to prove her point. But when her teacher frames her dot and hangs it up, Vashti is sent on a surprising journey of self-discovery.

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Today Is My Birthday

By: Susan Soon He Stanton

Directed by: Lily Tung Crystal

Theater Mu

Saint Paul

Event Date(s): Sat Feb 06 - Sun Feb 21

Type of Event: Virtual mainstage production

Venue: Broadcast online

Price: $Pay As You Are

Reference Link: https://www.theatermu.org/today-is-my-birthday

Description:

Told through a playful combination of phone calls, voicemails, and live radio spots, Stanton’s quirky comedy illustrates life with a thousand friends on Facebook, but no one to have dinner with on a Saturday night.

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New Jersey

My Funny World With Rodgers and Hart

Two River Theater

Red Bank

Event Date(s): Tue Feb 09 - Tue Feb 09

Type of Event: Zoom

Venue: Two River Theater

Price: $10

Reference Link: https://https://tworivertheater.org/whats-on/myfunnyworld/

Description:

Award-winning stage and screen actress Barbara Andres (I Remember Mama) shares her whirlwind experience in the 1975 Broadway musical revue, Rodgers and Hart, saluting the iconic musical theatre compositions of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart.

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New-York

MTA Radio Plays Episode 4-6

By: Ren Dara Santiago, David Zheng, Guadalís Del Carmen, TJ Weaver

Directed by: Dominic Colón

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater

New York

Event Date(s): Mon Jan 25 - Mon May 24

Type of Event: Episodic Radio Plays

Venue: Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (website)

Price: $15 per 3 episodes

Reference Link: https://www.rattlestick.org/20202021-season/2020/10/21/mta-radio-plays

Description:

MTA Radio Plays is a series of audio dramas created to honor and celebrate the people that keep New York City running. Every episode is written by a different playwright and focuses on a station on the MTA 2 Line. Conceived and curated by Ren Dara Santiago.

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North Carolina

Forever

By: Dael Orlandersmith

Directed by: Jordan Lichtenheld

Burning Coal Theatre Company

Raleigh

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 28 - Sat Feb 13

Type of Event: Drama

Venue: Burning Coal Theatre

Price: $5-$25

Reference Link: https://burningcoal.org/conversations-i-always-wanted-to-have/

Description:

Dael Orlandersmith’s brutal, tender autobiographical one-woman show that looks back in anger and love at the single mother who gave up her own dream to be a dancer in order to raise her only daughter amidst the turbulence of 1960s Harlem. Running in repertory with Until the Flood.

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Until the Flood

By: Dael Orlandersmith

Directed by: Renee Nixon

Burning Coal Theatre Company

Raleigh

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 28 - Sun Feb 14

Type of Event: Drama

Venue: Burning Coal Theatre

Price: $5-25

Reference Link: https://burningcoal.org/conversations-i-always-wanted-to-have/

Description:

Drawn from interviews the playwright held in Ferguson, Mo., following the Michael Brown killing in 2015, this one-person show will run in rep with Ms. Orlandersmith’s Forever. Both plays will be performed live each night onstage but only available to view via livestream.

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Oregon

Magellanica

By: E.M. Lewis

Directed by: Dámaso Rodríguez

Artists Repertory Theatre

Portland

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 13 - Wed Jun 30

Type of Event: Audio Drama

Venue: online

Price: $Sliding scale

Reference Link: https://artistsrep.org/performance/magellanica-the-audio-drama/

Description:

In 1986, scientists and engineers from around the world converge at the South Pole Research Station to figure out if there really is a hole in the sky. Part historical adventure, love story, and mystical foray into the unknown, it’s a vital story for today.

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The Berlin Diaries

By: Andrea Stolowitz

Directed by: Dámaso Rodríguez

Artists Repertory Theatre

Portland

Event Date(s): Mon Jan 25 - Wed Jun 30

Type of Event: Audio Drama

Venue: online

Price: $Sliding scale

Reference Link: https://artistsrep.org/performance/berlin-diaries-audio-drama/

Description:

An autobiographical story of Andrea’s quest to untangle her family’s history using her German-Jewish great-grandfather’s diary from 1939. Following the complicated lure of genealogy, Stolowitz goes back to Berlin to bring the story of her unknown ancestors out of the archives.

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Refuge

By: Devised

Directed by: Samantha Van Der Merwe

Shaking the Tree Theatre

Portland

Event Date(s): Sat Jan 30 - Sat Apr 24

Type of Event: Installation

Venue: Shaking the Tree Theatre

Price: $Free

Reference Link: https://www.shaking-the-tree.com/refuge.html

Description:

Enter into a sacred space, not unlike a church, or the center of the sacred ring of stones/monoliths, and reimagine a more desirable reality or alternate world by reaching as far down into history as we can go, so as to realign with the sacred feminine.

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Pennsylvania

F*ck7thGrade

By: Jill Sobule and Liza Birkenmeier

Directed by: Lisa Peterson

City Theatre Company

Pittsburgh

Event Date(s): Mon Jan 25 - Wed Jun 30

Type of Event: Digital Stream

Venue: Online

Price: $15

Reference Link: https://citytheatrecompany.org/play/fck7thgrade/

Description:

In this world premiere concert film, award-winning singer-songwriter Jill Sobule – whose 1990’s hits include “Supermodel” and the original “I Kissed a Girl” – takes audiences through a Rock’n’Roll celebration of coming of age and coming out.

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Molly Sweeney

By: Brian Friel

Directed by: Peter DeLaurier

Lantern Theater Company

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 22 - Sun Feb 14

Type of Event: Theatre - Drama - Streaming on Demand

Venue: Streaming on Demand

Price: $20 per household

Reference Link: https://www.lanterntheater.org/plays/molly-sweeney.html?utm_source=at&utm_medium=events&utm_campaign=MollySweeney

Description:

In this newly filmed performance of the NY Drama Critics Circle Award-winning play, legendary Irish playwright Brian Friel tells a gentle tale from the shifting perspectives of Molly Sweeney, her husband Frank, and the surgeon who values his skills above his patients.

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Sojourner

By: Richard LaMonte Pierce

Directed by: Linda Haston

Prime Stage Theatre

Pittsburgh

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 12 - Fri Feb 19

Type of Event: Streaming theatrical production

Venue: www.primestage.com

Price: $5 - 40

Reference Link: https://www.primestage.com

Description:

An inspiring theatrical one-actor experience starring Delana Flowers as Sojourner Truth who shares her journeys, stories, mind, and heart with passion and truthfulness. The streaming production for all audiences are pay what you can per household with a minimum of $5.

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PIE

By: Danielle Reddick, Tara Khozein, Apollo Garcia, John Flax, & Kent Kirkpatrick

Directed by: Kent Kirkpatrick

Theatre Grottesco presented by Touchstone Theatre

Bethlehem

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 05 - Fri Feb 05

Type of Event: Webcast of performance with livestream talkback

Venue: Online

Price: $10

Reference Link: http://www.touchstone.org/events/theater-grottesco-presents-pie/

Description:

Theater Grottesco of Santa Fe, NM, shares a webcast of their acclaimed production PIE, a comedic, magical exploration of what happens when you don’t know what to do next, featuring a panel of clowns and an accidental reset of the universe. Livestream talkback follows performance.

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Letters From Far

By: Emma Ackerman

Touchstone Theatre

Bethlehem

Event Date(s): Mon Feb 08 - Fri Mar 19

Type of Event: Storytelling via mail

Venue: Letters/Packages received weekly by mail

Price: $25

Reference Link: http://www.touchstone.org/events/letters-from-far/

Description:

In 2032, an expedition of scientists, journalists, and artists depart through a rift; they are tasked with cataloging and reporting what they find on the other side. They never return. Experience a new sci-fi storytelling event via the mail and piece together the story of their journey.

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South-Carolina

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill

By: Lanie Robertson

Directed by: Jocelyn Sanders

Trustus Theatre

Columbia

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 22 - Sat Feb 20

Type of Event: Live theatre

Venue: Trustus Theatre

Price: $35

Reference Link: https://trustus.org/event/lady-day-at-emersons-bar-and-grill/

Description:

The time is 1959, in a smoky bar in Philadelphia. The audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday’s last performances, given four months before her death. Over the course of the evening, the audience gets a firsthand account of Billie’s life, her music, and her battles.

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Texas

The Drowning Girls

By: Beth Graham, Charlie Tomlinson, and Daniela Vlaskalic.

Directed by: Jon Harvey

Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company

Houston

Event Date(s): Mon Jan 11 - Sun Feb 07

Type of Event: Digital video release

Venue: online

Price: $0

Reference Link: https://mildredsumbrella.com

Description:

Mildred’s Umbrella Theater presents The Drowning Girls, archival video of the highly acclaimed production in 2015. Originally produced for the stage in 2015, The Drowning Girls was one of the theatre’s most highly acclaimed shows.

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Washington

The Canterville Ghost

By: Oscar Wilde/Brandon J. Simmons

Directed by: Brandon J. Simmons

Book-It Repertory Theatre

Seattle

Event Date(s): Tue Dec 08 - Wed Jun 30

Type of Event: All-audio drama

Venue: Online

Price: $15 or pay what you will

Reference Link: https://book-it.org/events/the-canterville-ghost/

Description:

Full of Wilde’s wit and humor, for lovers of the cozy British mystery and a good holiday special, this classic ghost story is full of warmth, laughs, and great good fun.

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Childfinder

By: Octavia E. Butler/Shermona Mitchell

Directed by: Gin Hammon

Book-It Repertory Theatre

Seattle

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 16 - Wed Jun 30

Type of Event: All-audio drama

Venue: Online

Price: $15

Reference Link: https://book-it.org/events/childfinder/

Description:

From a giant in the science fiction genre, we bring you the short story of a woman charged with finding telepathic children and her mission to unleash a young girl’s potential. “Nuanced voice acting connects you intimately to complex characters in the audioplay’s 33 minutes.”

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Mañanaland

By: Pam Muñoz Ryan/Gillian Jorgensen & Jordi Montes

Directed by: Arlene Martínez-Vázquez

Book-It Repertory Theatre

Seattle

Event Date(s): Mon Feb 15 - Wed Jun 30

Type of Event: All-audio drama

Venue: Online

Price: $25 or pay what you will

Reference Link: https://book-it.org/events/mananaland/

Description:

An inspiring all-ages adventure about a young boy who discovers a family legacy of mystical guardians in this timeless tale of hope and resistance by a Newbery Honor recipient. It is a beautiful reminder of the struggle in becoming the person you were meant to be.

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Wisconsin

The Niceties

By: Eleanor Burgess

Directed by: Jen Uphoff Gray and DiMonte Henning

Forward Theater Company

Madison

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 22 - Sun Feb 07

Type of Event: Virtual production

Venue: Online

Price: $10-$40

Reference Link: https://www.forwardtheater.com

Description:

Zoe, a Black student at a liberal arts college, is called into her white professor’s office to discuss her paper about slavery’s effect on the American Revolution. What begins as a polite clash in perspectives explodes into an urgent debate about race, history, and power.

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