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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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Arkansas

School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play

By: Jocelyn Bioh

Directed by: vickie washington

TheatreSquared

Fayetteville

Event Date(s): Tue Jan 26 - Sun Mar 14

Type of Event: Online streaming

Venue: Online

Price: $20

Reference Link: https://theatre2.org

Description:

Filmed live from the TheatreSquared stage—in this buoyant and biting comedy, Paulina has plans to win the Miss Global Universe pageant. But the arrival of Ericka, a new student, captures the attention of the pageant recruiter—and Paulina’s hive-minded friends.

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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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Colonialism is Terrible, But Pho is Delicious

By: Dustin Chinn

Directed by: Oanh Nguyen

Chance Theater

Orange County

Event Date(s): Sat Feb 13 - Sat Feb 13

Type of Event: Online Live Reading

Venue: Online

Price: $Free

Reference Link: https://chancetheater.com/production/pho/

Description:

This dark comedy spans centuries, continents, and cultures. From a 1800s Vietnamese cook finding herself in the kitchen of aristocratic French settlers, leading to gentrifying Brooklyn, you follow the journey of Vietnamese noodle soup. This play will be presented as a live reading.

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Chance Cyber Chat – Ann

By: Casey Long

Chance Theater

Anaheim

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

Type of Event: Online Live Stream

Venue: Online

Price: $Free

Reference Link: https://chancetheater.com/chance-cyber-chats/

Description:

Now is the perfect chance to take a virtual theatre trip together by watching Ann online and then coming together on a Zoom call to share our experiences (or just call in if you’re feeling shy). Check out https://chancetheater.com/ccc-ann/ to RSVP a spot and join us!

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Chance Cyber Chat – The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

By: Casey Long

Chance Theater

Anaheim

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

Type of Event: Online Live Stream

Venue: Online

Price: $Free

Reference Link: https://chancetheater.com/chance-cyber-chats/

Description:

George Gershwin miraculously melded classical idioms, jazz, blues, and spirituals in this American masterpiece about a beggar, the woman he loves, and the community that sustains them both. Watch Porgy and Bess, then let’s come together in a zoom call to share our experiences!

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ART

By: Yasmina Reza

Directed by: caryn desai

International City Theatre

Long Beach

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 18 - Sun Mar 07

Type of Event: Digital Presentation

Venue: Digital

Price: $$30 per household

Reference Link: https://ictlongbeach.org/

Description:

International City Theatre opens its 36th season with a virtual presentation of Yasmina Reza’s hilarious look at the bonds of friendship viewed through the prism of modern art. How much would you pay for a painting that was a white canvas? Would it be “art”?

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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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The Outsiders

By: Christopher Sergel based on the novel by S.E. Hinton

Directed by: Tamiko Washington

Laguna Playhouse

Laguna Beach

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 19 - Sun Feb 28

Type of Event: Streamed Play

Venue: Online

Price: $20.00

Reference Link: https://lagunaplayhouse.com

Description:

Based on S.E. Hinton’s high school experience in Tulsa, OK, in 1965, The Outsiders has been one of the most popular book among teens and preteens since it came out in 1967. Hinton’s gritty coming-of-age story follows the “Greasers,”  narrator Ponyboy Curtis and his friends.

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The Gin Game

By: D.L. Coburn

Directed by: Jenny Sullivan

Laguna Playhouse

Laguna Beach

Event Date(s): Sun Feb 14 - Thu Feb 18

Type of Event: Streamed Staged Reading

Venue: online

Price: $free

Reference Link: https://lagunaplayhouse.com

Description:

TV and theatre veterans Joe Spano (NCIS, Hill Street Blues) and JoBeth Williams (Poltergeist, The Big Chill) will star in a virtual streamed staged reading presentation of D.L. Coburn’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, The Gin Game, directed by Jenny Sullivan.

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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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Colorado

Living Room Local with Christopher Bayes

Local Theater Company

Boulder

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

Type of Event: Virtual Presentation

Venue: Virtual

Price: $20

Reference Link: https://bayeslrl.eventbrite.com/?aff=website

Description:

Learn from one of the world’s most sought-after acting teachers, Head of Physical Acting at the Yale School of Drama, Christopher Bayes. This hour-long event will feature a brief conversation on the foundation of comedy before proceeding to an interactive demonstration.

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Connecticut

Talkin’ to This Chick Sippin’ Magic Potion

By: James Anthony Tyler

Directed by: Awoye Timpo

TheaterWorks Hartford

Hartford

Event Date(s): Mon Feb 15 - Fri Feb 26

Type of Event: Virtual play reading

Venue: TheaterWorks Hartford Virtual Platform

Price: $20.21

Reference Link: https://twhartford.org/events/talkin-to-this-chick-sippin-magic-potion/

Description:

Jornay is a professional cuddler who learns that her new client Ruben needs more than her touch. Through Ruben, Jornay also learns that she must do what she can to repair her relationship with Tiffany, her 17-year-old daughter. Old wounds are reopened when Jornay attempts to get a ticket to Tiffany’s high school graduation. Talkin’ to This Chick Sippin’ Magic Potion explores love, resentment and the journey to becoming the best version of oneself.

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District-Of-Columbia

Ken Ludwig’s Dear Jack, Dear Louise: Love Letter Experience

Arena Stage

Washington

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 15 - Wed Mar 31

Type of Event: Delivered via mail

Venue: Mail/Online

Price: $35

Reference Link: https://www.arenastage.org/tickets/love-letters-experience/

Description:

A unique storytelling experience inspired by Tony-winning playwright Ken Ludwig’s Dear Jack, Dear Louise. Patrons can now experience the magic of this story through a series of nine letters of handwritten correspondence including letters, photos and telegrams.

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Inherit The Windbag Episode #1

By: Alexandra Petri

Directed by: Lee Mikeska Gardner

Mosaic Theater Company of DC

Washington

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 25 - Wed Jun 30

Type of Event: Virtual New Play Development

Venue: Virtual

Price: $0 - 25

Reference Link: https://mosaictheater.secure.force.com/ticket/#/instances/a0F4N00000QLcogUAD

Description:

From the depths of Hell (AKA the Richard Nixon Library), the spirits of bitter rivals Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley Jr. are summoned to do… something. Debate? Fight? Save the soul of the country? They’re not sure—tune in to find out!

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Mosaic Education Series: Playwriting Contest Celebration of Winners

By: n/a

Directed by: n/a

Mosaic Theater Company of DC

Washington

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

Type of Event: Virtual Celebration

Venue: Virtual

Price: $0

Reference Link: https://mosaictheater.secure.force.com/ticket/#/

Description:

Celebrate the talent of the winners of Mosaic’s first ever Playwriting Contest! The winning plays will be read by professional actors and directed by professional directors. A Q&A with local celebrity judges and the winning high school playwrights will follow the performance.

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Creative Conversation — Afrofuturism: Past-Future in Art and Performance

By: n/a

Directed by: n/a

Mosaic Theater Company of DC

Washington

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 25 - Thu Feb 25

Type of Event: Virtual Public Programming

Venue: Facebook

Price: $0

Reference Link: https://mosaictheater.org/public-programming-events/creative-conversation-afrofuturism

Description:

Afrofuturism is a philosophy, an aesthetic, a creative revolution and a term that is a celebration and liberation of Black imagination. Exploring inner and outer space, Afrofuturism expands the stereotype of what Black art “should” center, speaking to the African diaspora.

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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

Popcorn Falls

By: James Hindman

Directed by: Vincent Pelligrino

Emerald Coast Theatre Company

Miramar Beach

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 12 - Sun Feb 28

Type of Event: Professional Theatre Performance

Venue: Emerald Coast Theatre Company

Price: $28-32

Reference Link: https://www.emeraldcoasttheatre.org/on-stage

Description:

The sleepy town of Popcorn Falls is forced into bankruptcy when a neighboring town threatens to turn them into a sewage treatment plant. Their only hope: open a theatre! Two actors play over 20 roles in a world of farce, love, and desperation, proving art can save the world.

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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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Josephine

By: Created by Tymisha Harris, Michael Marinaccio, and Tod Kimbro

Directed by: Michael Marinaccio

Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF

Orlando

Event Date(s): Wed Feb 17 - Sun Mar 21

Type of Event: In-Person, Outdoor Musical Performance

Venue: Lowndes Shakespeare Center

Price: $Starting at $35.

Reference Link: https://www.orlandoshakes.org/show/josephine/

Description:

This critically-acclaimed, off-Broadway musical combines cabaret, theatre, and dance to tell the story of the iconic Josephine Baker, the first African American international superstar and one of the most remarkable figures of the 20th century.

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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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Scandal: SeaLab!

By: Dad's Garage Improvisers

Dad's Garage Theatre

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 19 - Fri Apr 16

Type of Event: Live-stream Improv Show

Venue: Live-streamed on Vimeo

Price: $12

Reference Link: https://dadsgarage.secure.force.com/ticket/PatronTicket__PublicTicketApp#/events/a0S1K00000J6dtXUAR

Description:

The epic Dad’s Garage improvised soap opera returns, but this time it’s 20,000 leagues under the sea. In the only improv show where the characters and story continue week to week… there is a little underwater research facility, and it’s filled with SCANDAL!

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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

Missed Connections

By: Jon Tai & Alex Gruhin

A Red Orchid Theatre

Chicago

Event Date(s): Tue Feb 02 - Sun Feb 28

Type of Event: Live interactive virtual play

Venue: Zoom

Price: $25

Reference Link: https://aredorchidtheatre.org/missed-connections/

Description:

A Red Orchid Theatre presents Missed Connections—a live interactive online play with magic. Missed Connections is an intimate and immersive evening of story and magic where things imagined become real and connection is possible through the shared experience.

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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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First Folio Storytellers Series

First Folio Theatre

Oak Brook

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 11 - Thu Jul 15

Type of Event: Web Series

Venue: Online / YouTube

Price: $FREE

Reference Link: https://firstfolio.org/?production=the-first-folio-storytellers-series

Description:

Join the First Folio Artistic Associates as they read short stories and poems chosen to help provide joy and illumination each month for holidays from Valentine’s Day to Mother’s Day and beyond.
This series is made possible through the generosity of David and Susan Weidenfeld.

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First Folio Bedtime Tales

First Folio Theatre

Oak Brook

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 11 - Thu Jul 15

Type of Event: Web Series

Venue: Online / YouTube

Price: $FREE

Reference Link: https://firstfolio.org/?production=first-folio-bedtime-tales

Description:

First Folio artistic associates Diana Coates and Michael Goldberg will help you read your children to sleep. Each month, two new bedtime tales will be shared with your little ones in mind. Ages 2+.
This series is made possible through the generosity of David and Suzanne Arch.

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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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Maine

Flyin’ Solo

Penobscot Theatre Company

Bangor

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 21 - Sun Feb 07

Type of Event: Online Performance

Price: $40 per household

Reference Link: https://https://www.penobscottheatre.org/show/flyin-solo-a-evening-of-monothespianism/

Description:

Join 12 actors (rotating over two nights) for original stories told with humor and heart. Written and performed by the actor, Flyin’ Solo brings personal stories to life, told in the actor’s own unique voice, in performances that are both funny, and dramatically compelling.

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The Tiniest Librarian

By: Brittany Parker

Penobscot Theatre Company

Bangor

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

Type of Event: Video Stream

Price: $20 per household

Reference Link: https://www.penobscottheatre.org/show/the-tiniest-librarian/

Description:

A tiny puppet musical! Miss Susan is the tiniest, loneliest librarian in the world. Bigger people don’t seem to notice her at all! In search of a valentine, Tiny Miss Susan immerses herself in the very books on her shelves, launching her into a wild and unforgettable adventure!

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Or,

By: Liz Duffy Adams

Directed by: Aileen Wen McGroddy

Portland Stage presents a Winnipesaukee Playhouse production

Portland

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 29 - Sun Feb 28

Type of Event: Live onstage and digital on demand

Venue: Portland Stage and Virtually Online

Price: $ Live on Stage $26 -$68 | Digital on Demand $25

Reference Link: https://www.portlandstage.org/show/or/

Description:

Life’s tough when you’re England’s groundbreaking first female playwright. You’ll be asking yourself if this really is the 1660s in this double-crossing, bodice-ripping sex farce about art, politics, poetry, and intrigue.

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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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Missouri

Jacked!

By: Idris Goodwin

Directed by: Jamie McKittrick

Metro Theater Company

St. Louis

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 22 - Wed Mar 31

Type of Event: Virtual / Streaming

Price: $Starting at $16

Reference Link: https://www.metroplays.org/jacked

Description:

It’s Jack and the Beanstalk with a modern-day twist. Experience this imaginative, colorful multi-sensory virtual production that combines hand-drawn animation, spoken word poetry, and behind-the-scenes studio footage with a fresh, original, and energetic hip-hop score.

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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

Village Song

By: NYU Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program’s second-year students: Sam Norman, William Karras, Katie Hazdovac, Dahlak Brathwaite, Maggie Moe, Earl Marrows, Mikey Rosenbaum, Brooke Trumm, Clare Bierman, Joshua Vranas, Janey Miles Feingold, Nori Hung, Andrew Strano, Nori Hung, Joe Badore, Elyse Douglas, Anastasia Johnson, Katherine Cartusciello, Carrie Caffrey, Spencer Grubbe, Alex Becker, Zane Bridwell, Andrew Strano, Erika Ji, Amber Delaluz, Sinan Usta, Kerry Kazmierowicztrimm, Eliza Randall, Alstrael Evans, Bela Kawalec, Erica Molfetto, Yuri Shibata, Mikey Rosenbaum

Directed by: Marella Martin Koch

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and NYU Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program in partnership with Village Preservation

New York

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 04 - Sat Mar 06

Type of Event: Virtual Stream

Venue: Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (website)

Price: $free, though donations are accepted

Reference Link: https://www.rattlestick.org/20202021-season/2021/1/18/village-song

Description:

Join Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and the second-year students of the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts as they explore The Village through song, spoken word, poetry, and imagery. Village Song investigates the iconic West Village with new works about the people, places, and ideas that evoke the unique and inspiring living history of The Village.

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New-Jersey

An Evening with Ali Stroker

Kean Stage

Union

Event Date(s): Sat Feb 27 - Sat Feb 27

Type of Event: Concert

Venue: Virtual

Price: $25

Reference Link: https://www.keanstage.com/ali-stroker

Description:

Join Broadway’s groundbreaking Tony-winning performer Ali Stroker for an intimate live streamed concert from the stage of Kean University’s Enlow Recital Hall on Saturday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m. EST. Live captioning and American Sign Language interpretation available.

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New-York

#QueerTheBallet

Bridge Street Theatre

Catskill

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 25 - Sun Feb 28

Type of Event: Filmed Dance excerpt

Venue: Bridge Street Theatre YouTube Channel

Price: $Free

Reference Link: https://https://bridgest.org/event/3445/?instance_id=501

Description:

Choreographer Adriana Pierce and American Ballet Theatre dancers Remy Young and Sierra Armstrong have created a non-traditional pas de deux on pointe called #QueertheBallet as part of the 2021 Winter Dance Residency initiative at Catskill’s Bridge Street Theatre.

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Until the Flood

By: Dael Orlandersmith

Directed by: Neel Keller

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater

New York

Event Date(s): Sun Nov 15 - Sun Oct 15

Type of Event: Virtual Screening of Recorded Live Performance

Venue: All Arts TV

Price: $Free

Reference Link: https://allarts.org/programs/all-arts-performance-selects/until-the-flood-wtcesv/

Description:

Writer-performer Dael Orlandersmith’s one-woman show explores Ferguson following the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown. Based on extensive interviews, this theatrical event gives voice to a community grappling with injustice and yearning for change.

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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 website

Price: $15 for the entire series

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 who keep New York City running. Each 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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Hotel Good Luck

By: Alejandro Ricaño

Directed by: Samuel Buggeln

The New Ohio & The Cherry Artists' Collective

Ithaca

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 12 - Sat Feb 20

Type of Event: Livestream theatre

Venue: Online

Price: $15-$45

Reference Link: https://www.thecherry.org/hotel-good-luck/

Description:

Hotel Good Luck tells the moving and dizzying story of Bobby, a late-night radio DJ who is confronted with an upsetting event which plunges him into a rabbit hole of parallel universes in an attempt to regain what he has lost.

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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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Ohio

Savory Taṇhā (sixteen short plays performed by a rotating ensemble)

By: David Hansen

Directed by: Caitlin Lewins

Cleveland Public Theater

Cleveland

Event Date(s): Wed Feb 17 - Sat Mar 06

Type of Event: Theater

Venue: Online

Price: $Tickets: $1; Suggested Donation: $1 to $99

Reference Link: https://www.cptonline.org/performances/seasons/2020-2021/savory-ta%e1%b9%87ha-sixteen-short-plays-performed-by-a-rotating-ensemble/

Description:

Savory Taṇhā (sixteen short plays performed by a rotating ensemble) is a virtual memory play of longing and loss, happiness and hopefulness, and navigating the pathways of human desire. An ensemble of five performers will play different roles from the same text each evening.

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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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Romeo n Juliet

By: Justin Emeka

Directed by: Justin Emeka

Pittsburgh Public Theater

Pittsburgh

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 18 - Sun Feb 21

Type of Event: Virtual Theater

Venue: Online

Price: $10 starting donation

Reference Link: https://www.ppt.org/playtime

Description:

Join Pittsburgh Public Theater for our monthly Public PlayTime Presents: Classics N’at benefit reading. This virtual play reading series is streamed right to you! Romeo n Juliet is available starting at 7 p.m. on Thurs., Feb. 18 through Sun., Feb. 21 at 10 p.m.

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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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Far Away

By: Caryl Churchil

Directed by: Karla Boos and Joe Seamans

Quantum Theatre

Pittsburgh

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 19 - Sun Mar 07

Type of Event: Filmed Performance

Venue: Online

Price: $Pay What You Can

Reference Link: https://www.quantumtheatre.com/faraway/

Description:

She could have written it yesterday and just for America. Far Away is Caryl Churchill’s surreal portrait of a descent into a hyper-partisan future we hope will never come to pass. Tickets start at just $10 and are offered in increments up to $50.

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Conversations in Exile with Dominic A. Sisti, Ph.D. and Martine Kieffer, MSW, LCSW

Theatre Exile

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Mon Feb 22 - Mon Feb 22

Type of Event: Webinar

Venue: Online - Zoom

Price: $Free

Reference Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Pt_Xjo0FS2aKDUYG8l6ekw

Description:

Dominic A. Sisti is assistant professor and director of the Scattergood Program for the Applied Ethics of Behavioral Healthcare in the Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy. Martine Kieffer, MSW, LCSW is a social worker who works in Trauma, Addiction, and Spiritual issues. They will explore the mental health effects of working in content moderation for social media platforms. The conversation will be moderated by Theatre Exile Interim Associate Artistic Director, Brey Ann Barrett.

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Sin Eaters

By: Anna Moench

Directed by: Matt Pfeiffer

Theatre Exile

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 11 - Sun Feb 28

Type of Event: Theater

Venue: Streaming online

Price: $15-45

Reference Link: https://theatreexile.org/shows/sin-eaters/

Description:

Toeing the lines between satire and harsh reality, Sin Eaters, starring Bi Jean Ngo and David M Raine, is a hilarious, poignant, and brutal examination of the human experience and how the daily toil of life transforms our perceptions of ourselves and those around us.

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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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Code Black Planet

By: Anthony Martinez-Briggs

Wilma Theater

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 05 - Tue Jun 01

Type of Event: Online

Venue: Online

Price: $Pay what you decide/donation

Reference Link: https://wilmatheater.org/hothouse-shorts/

Description:

Explore secret transmissions from Black Planet, kaleidoscopic correspondences that cinematically mix spoken word, music, sketch comedy, and more.

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Clay

By: Krista Apple

Wilma Theater

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 12 - Sun Mar 07

Type of Event: Audio Tales

Venue: Online

Price: $Pay what you decide/donation

Reference Link: https://wilmatheater.org/clay/

Description:

Brew a warm cup of tea and listen to these intriguing audio tales, which intertwine to tell the surprisingly poignant story of one everyday object.

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Expired

By: Ross Beschler

Directed by: Ross Beschler

Wilma Theater

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 19 - Tue Jun 01

Type of Event: Digital Experience

Venue: Online

Price: $Pay what you decide/donation

Reference Link: https://wilmatheater.org/expired/

Description:

Dive into a cyberspace underworld through this interactive website. Demons, both classical and contemporary, lurk among the virtual artifacts, waiting to be purged.

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The Lagniappe Project

By: Melanye Finister

Wilma Theater

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 26 - Tue Jun 01

Type of Event: Online Documentary

Venue: Online

Price: $Pay what you decide/donation

Reference Link: https://wilmatheater.org/the-lagniappe-project/

Description:

Pull up a seat at this documentary feast, where performer Melanye Finister shares her mother’s recipe for Creole gumbo with residents from Northern Children’s Services, attempting to find community and comfort.

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South-Carolina

Fire in the Garden

By: Ken Weitzman

Directed by: Jay Briggs

The Warehouse Theatre

Greenville

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 18 - Sun Feb 28

Type of Event: Online

Price: $10

Reference Link: https://warehousetheatre.com/shows/fire-in-the-garden/

Description:

In Ken Weitzman’s Fire in the Garden, a new father records a birthday message for his one-year-old son as he wrestles with the legacy, doubts, and hope that he has for the world that his son will inherit.

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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 Man With the Flower in His Mouth

By: Luigi Pirandello

Directed by: Translated and Directed by Rob Melrose

Alley Theatre

Houston

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 25 - Sun Mar 21

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Digital Stage

Price: $0

Reference Link: https://www.alleytheatre.org/plays/production-detail/the-manith-with-the-flower-in-his-mouth

Description:

Two strangers meet at a train station in the middle of the night. At first, their concerns seem the petty worries of the everyday, but as the two men get to know each other better, the subject turns to life, death, and the meaning of existence.

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Before You Get Married

By: Franky Gonzalez

Directed by: Sasha Maya Ada Davis

Bishop Arts Theatre Center

Dallas

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 11 - Fri Mar 12

Type of Event: Audio Play

Venue: Bishop Arts Theatre Center

Price: $14 - 25

Reference Link: https://bishopartstheatre.org/theatre-series/

Description:

Before You Get Married explores the relationship between siblings Jason and Alicia who discover that they may not be related—the night before Alicia’s wedding. With the passing night and flowing alcohol, both siblings eventually confess their long-repressed desires.

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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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Shakespeare Decoded

Shakespeare Dallas

Dallas

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 20 - Tue May 11

Type of Event: Podcast

Price: Free

Reference Link: https://www.shakespearedallas.org/shakespeare_decoded_podcast/

Description:

This podcast series is out now, and explores the social issues of Shakespeare’s era that remain burning issues today. Each episode features panelists from across the country sharing their expertise on themes such as class division, racism, gender, and bias. New episodes monthly.

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Shakespeare Decoded

Shakespeare Dallas

Dallas

Event Date(s): Tue Feb 09 - Fri Dec 31

Type of Event: Podcast

Price: $0

Reference Link: https://anchor.fm/shakespeare-decoded

Description:

What forms of colonization of thought and language do we encounter in our theatrical practices today? This episode explores themes of colonialism and the resulting subjugation in The Tempest.

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Quarto vs. Folio

By: John S. Davies

Directed by: John S. Davies

Shakespeare Dallas

Dallas

Event Date(s): Tue Feb 09 - Wed Jun 30

Type of Event: Short Film

Price: $0

Reference Link: https://www.shakespearedallas.org/quartovsfolio/

Description:

A mixture of lecture and performance! Learn the history of how Shakespeare’s work was complied, printed, and distributed in the years following his death in this 75 minute educational program. Please be advised! This video contains strong language!

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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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