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January 2021

Ring in the New Year with stage offerings, virtual and otherwise.

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Alabama

So.Queer Playwriting Festival

By: Ty Autry, Kari Barclay, Alice Hakvaag, Jonathan Spivey, Andy Nagraj

Directed by: Hannah Postlewait, Melissa Foulger, Raja Benz, Lavina Jadhwani

Richmond Triangle Players

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 15 - Fri Jan 29

Type of Event: ONLINE

Venue: soqueer.org

Price: $Free

Reference Link: https://soqueer.org

Description:

The So.Queer Playwriting Festival is a competitive, biennial festival of LGBTQ+ works which will lead to the selection of one work by a playwright—a work that RTP will develop further in close collaboration with the chosen playwright.

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Arizona

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

The Half-Life of Marie Curie

By: Lauren Gunderson

Directed by: Dawn Monique Williams

TheatreSquared

Fayetteville

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 16 - Sun Jan 17

Type of Event: Streaming on Demand

Venue: theatre2.org

Price: $20

Reference Link: https://theatre2.org

Description:

“Outstanding!”—The Wall Street Journal . Filmed live on stage, and in its first production since its New York debut, The Half-Life of Marie Curie by Lauren Gunderson (Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley) revels in the power of female friendship between two fearless scientists.

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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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The Oresteia

By: Ellen McLaughlin

Directed by: Eric Ting

California Shakespeare Theater

Orinda

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 15 - Fri Jan 15

Type of Event: Benefit Reading

Venue: Online

Price: Free

Reference Link: https://tickets.calshakes.org/Online/seatSelect.asp?createBO::WSmap=1&BOparam::WSmap::loadBestAvailable::performance_ids=757D1B74-C9B9-42D7-802B-0FCC977D80B4

Description:

In light of the political upheaval and the upcoming inauguration, Cal Shakes revisits a story of family, war, power, sacrifice, and our collective responsibility. Freely adapted from Aeschylus, The Oresteia was called “heart-stopping” by The Washington Post.

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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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Virgin Play Festival

Magic Theatre

San Francisco

Event Date(s): Thu Dec 17 - Sun Jan 31

Type of Event: New Play Festival/Reading series

Venue: Online/Zoom

Price: $0

Reference Link: https://app.mobilecause.com/e/Bg2xFg?vid=f3r8ghttps://

Description:

Our annual play festival brings bold playwrights together to experiment, create, and hear their work out loud. This year, due to COVID, our festival will be virtual, held on Zoom. Our first playwright is Melis Aker, with her new play “When My Mama Was a Hittite” on Dec. 17.

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A Mighty Queer Virtual Variety Show

Directed by: Richard A. Mosqueda

New Conservatory Theatre Center

San Francisco

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 16 - Sun Jan 03

Type of Event: Digital Showcase

Price: $10-40

Reference Link: https://www.nctcsf.org/events/A-Mighty-Queer-Virtual-Variety-Show

Description:

Join us for a sparkling showcase of LGBTQ artists as they light up the NCTC virtual stage. Featuring fabulous drag performances, soul-stirring live music, a gravity-defying aerialist, and much more, this variety show is the queerest thing you’ll see this winter.

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The Law of Attraction

By: Patricia Milton

Directed by: Nikki Meñez

New Conservatory Theatre Center

San Francisco

Event Date(s): Mon Nov 16 - Sun Jan 03

Type of Event: Radio Play

Price: $0-40

Reference Link: https://www.nctcsf.org/The-Law-of-Attraction-Radio-Play

Description:

A brand new comedy of bad manners, The Law of Attraction explores just how miserable “perfect” really can be.

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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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An Iliad

By: Lisa Peterson & Denis O'Hare

Directed by: David Ellenstein

North Coast Repertory Theatre

Solana Beach

Event Date(s): Tue Dec 15 - Sun Jan 24

Type of Event: Drama

Venue: Virtual

Price: $35

Reference Link: https://northcoastrep.org

Description:

An Iliad is a dynamic tour-de-force adaptation of Homer’s classic poem about the Trojan War. Award-winning actor Richard Baird brings to life the power and humor of this brilliant adaptation which will keep you enthralled throughout.

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The Light

By: Loy A. Webb

Directed by: Nailah Harper-Malveaux

Shotgun Players

Berkeley

Event Date(s): Mon Jan 04 - Wed Jan 20

Type of Event: Theatre performance

Venue: Online

Price: $8

Reference Link: https://cutt.ly/ggewxQm

Description:

When they are forced to confront a devastating secret from the past, a surprise proposal gift puts the future of Genesis and Rashad’s relationship at risk. A 70-minute, real-time rollercoaster ride of laughter, romance, and despair that uncovers the power of radical love.

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Colorado

FAC Theatre 2020 Virtual Holiday Cabaret

By: Various

Directed by: Various

Fine Arts Center Theatre Company

Colorado Springs

Event Date(s): Thu Dec 17 - Sun Jan 03

Type of Event: Virtual

Venue: Virtual

Price: $25

Reference Link: https://fac.coloradocollege.edu/theatre-events/holiday-cabaret/

Description:

From our homes to yours, we’re bringing love, light, laughter, and a few surprises direct to your kitchens and living rooms for the FAC’s 2020 holiday production. Grab your crew, a warm beverage, and a cozy chair and settle in for over a dozen unique acts from FAC Theatre Company.

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Living Room Local with Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Local Theater Company

Boulder

Event Date(s): Sun Jan 31 - Sun Jan 31

Type of Event: Virtual presentation

Price: $20

Reference Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/living-room-local-with-henry-louis-gates-jr-tickets-133768616533?fbclid=IwAR0YK9XMiCk94jymkXRuvg7vMHE6-o2gaBEnGrjfgzU9FRq0On-6JusZj8U

Description:

Gather with Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, literary scholar, journalist, cultural critic, and institution builder Henry Louis Gates Jr. (virtually) for an exciting conversation on his creative process.

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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

We Need a Little Christmas

By: Michael Donald Edwards, Celine Rosenthal, Steve Orich

Directed by: Michael Donald Edwards and Celine Rosenthal

Asolo Repertory Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Fri Dec 18 - Sun Jan 03

Type of Event: Outdoor Holiday Concert

Venue: Asolo Rep Terrace Stage

Price: $25-$50

Reference Link: https://https://www.asolorep.org/events/detail/we-need-a-little-christmas

Description:

A little bit camp. A little bit sentimental. A whole lot of fun. Asolo Rep rings in the season with a holiday concert under the stars on the new outdoor Terrace Stage. Join us for a safe evening of laughter and joy, filled with your favorite holiday and musical theatre classics.

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We Need a Little Christmas

By: Michael Donald Edwards, Celine Rosenthal, Steve orich

Directed by: Michael Donald Edwards and Celine Rosenthal

Asolo Repertory Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Fri Dec 18 - Sun Jan 03

Type of Event: Outdoor Holiday Concert

Venue: Asolo Rep Terrace Stage

Price: $$25-$50

Reference Link: https://https://www.asolorep.org/events/detail/we-need-a-little-christmas

Description:

Asolo Rep rings in the season with a holiday concert performed under the stars on the theatre’s brand new outdoor Terrace Stage. A little bit camp, a little bit sentimental, a whole lot of fun, the performance is brimming with holiday and musical theatre classics.

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Doubt: A Parable

By: John Patrick Shanley

Directed by: Summer Bohnenkamp

Jobsite Theater

Tampa

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 15 - Sun Jan 31

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/doubt

Description:

In this brilliant and powerful drama set in 1964 Sister Aloysius, a Bronx parochial school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the younger and more popular Father Flynn of improper relations with the first Black male student accepted to the school.

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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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7 Deadly Sins

By: Hilary Bettis, Nilo Cruz, Moises Kaufman, Rogelio Martinez, Dael Orlandersmith, Carmen Pelaez, & Aurin Squire

Directed by: Michel Hausmann

Miami New Drama

Miami Beach

Event Date(s): Thu Dec 17 - Sun Jan 03

Type of Event: Live Theatre

Venue: Lincoln Rd Storefronts

Price: $60-75

Reference Link: https://www.miaminewdrama.org/7deadlysins

Description:

Miami New Drama presents 7 Deadly Sins, an outdoor, socially distanced and sinfully-safe theatrical experience, presented across seven storefronts along Miami Beach’s historic Lincoln Road.

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Bravo Broadway

By: Mark Danni

Directed by: Mark Danni

TheatreZone

Naples

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 07 - Sun Jan 17

Type of Event: Themed Concert

Venue: G&L Theater

Price: $50 - 65

Reference Link: https://theatre.zone

Description:

This event features Broadway’s most memorable show tunes, woven together by some of your favorite TheatreZone performers as they take you through the many styles that make up Broadway’s incredible, enduring history.

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The Feud

By: Dennis DelleFave

Directed by: Mark Danni

TheatreZone

Naples

Event Date(s): Sat Jan 23 - Sat Jan 23

Type of Event: Original Tribute

Venue: G&L Theater

Price: $50 - 65

Reference Link: https://theatre.zone

Description:

This concert focuses on the personal and professional rivalries between Frank Sinatra and Jimmy Roselli, two great singers who lived on the same block in Hoboken, N.J.

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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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Black Theatre and the BLM Movement

By: Brandall C. Jones- Connectivity Director

Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Sat Jan 23 - Sat Jan 23

Type of Event: Conversation

Venue: YouTube and Facebook

Price: $0

Reference Link: https://truecolorstheatre.org/event/black-theatre-and-the-black-lives-matter-movement/

Description:

Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company is proud to present a timely Community Conversation: Black Theatre and the BLM Movement. The conversation will feature a number of distinguished theatre makers, including Woodie King, Jr. and Stephanie S. Hughley.

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Hawaii

Aloha Fry-Day

By: Hannah Ii-Epstein

Directed by: Harry Wong III

Kumu Kahua Theatre

Honolulu

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 14 - Sun Jan 31

Type of Event: Live Online

Venue: Online

Price: $Pay-What-You-Can

Reference Link: https://www.kumukahua.org/purchase-tickets

Description:

The final act in Ii-Epstein’s North Shore O`ahu drug trilogy, Aloha Fry-Day follows four friends, Sherrie, Sistah, Lei, and Jason as they meet in the forest to mourn a friend’s death by spreading his ashes and taking hallucinogens.

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Illinois

Kickback

By: multiple

Directed by: Mikael Burke

About Face Theatre

Chicago

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 16 - Tue Jan 12

Type of Event: Virtual Festival of New Work

Price: Free

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

Description:

Kickback is an online festival of original plays and performances that highlights the intersection of queerness and Blackness in all its beauty and glory. When just being alive and living your best life is an act of rebellion, it’s time to turn up the music and make some noise!

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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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Kickback

By: Dionne Addai, Kirsten Baity, Robert Cornelius, Jenn Freeman, Keyonna Jackson, Ben Locke, Paul Oakley Stovall, Michael Turrentine, Cori Wash, Vic Wynter, avery r. young, and ShaZa (a collaboration between Zahra Baker and Shanta Nurullah)

Directed by: Mikael Burke

About Face Theatre

Chicago

Event Date(s): Thu Dec 17 - Tue Jan 12

Type of Event: Online performance festival

Venue: Virtual

Price: $0

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

Description:

Kickback is an online festival of original plays and performances that highlights the intersection of queerness and Blackness in all its beauty and glory. When just being alive and living your best life is an act of rebellion, it’s time to turn up the music and make some noise!

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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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A Christmas Carol: The Audio Experience

By: Theatricks/Julie Herber

Directed by: Julie Herber

Maryland Ensemble Theatre's FUN Company

Frederick

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 16 - Sun Jan 03

Type of Event: Pre-recorded, download/radio broadcast on Xmas eve

Venue: Download/broadcast on Xmas eve on LITE 97.5

Price: $9.99/Free on Xmas eve

Reference Link: https://marylandensemble.org/carol2020/

Description:

A hybrid between the radio drama of yesteryear and the audiobook of today, this offering will transport listening audiences to a time when the whole family would gather around the radio to experience the defining tale of an old miser’s redemption by three spirits.

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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

Anansi the Spider: Re-spun

By: Justin Audibert

Directed by: Justin Audibert

Children's Theatre Company presenting Unicorn Theatre

Minneapolis

Event Date(s): Mon Jan 11 - Sun Jan 31

Type of Event: Digital Performance

Venue: Online

Price: $0

Reference Link: https://https://childrenstheatre.org/

Description:

Inspired by their hit show, Anansi the Spider, about the infamous mischief-maker and master spinner of yarns (whose schemes don’t always go as planned!), these classic West African and Caribbean tales have been adapted into an exciting online experience.

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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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New-York

All Star Comedy hosted by Joseph Vecsey

By: Bay Street Theater

Bay Street Theater

Sag Harbor

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 28 - Thu Jan 28

Type of Event: Online Comedy

Venue: Bay Street Theater

Price: $20

Reference Link: http://www.baystreet.org/calendar/all-star-comedy-hosted-by-joseph-vecsey-online/

Description:

The return of All Star Comedy features comedians Chris Clarke, Brendan Sagalow, and Aiko Tanaka, and as always is hosted by New York-based comedian Joseph Vecsey, who founded the stand-up comedy showcase in 2010.

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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 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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A Christmas Carol in Concert

By: Conception and music by Zak Berkman, arrangements by Mitch Chakour

Directed by: David Bradley

People's Light

Malvern

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 16 - Sun Jan 03

Type of Event: Virtual Production

Venue: Streaming online

Price: $25 (discounts available)

Reference Link: https://bit.ly/ACCinConcert

Description:

A joyous, music-filled celebration of Charles Dickens’s beloved classic. Hosted by renowned actor Ian Merrill Peakes, this filmed concert event features performances of newly arranged 19th-century English carols, original music, and readings from Dickens’s novella.

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The Little Princess

By: Frances Hodgson Burnett, adapted by Suli Holum and Priyanka Shetty

Directed by: Suli Holum

Quintessence Theatre Group

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Fri Dec 18 - Sun Jan 03

Type of Event: Virtual Performance

Venue: Online

Price: $29

Reference Link: https://qtgrep.org/littleprincess

Description:

Quintessence Theatre presents The Little Princess, an interactive holiday adventure for the whole family. Team up with Sara Crewe as she tries to navigate the cruel Miss Minchin’s boarding school, equipped with only her books, vivid imagination, and the help of her friends.

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Christmas City Follies XXI

By: Touchstone Ensemble & Special Guests

Directed by: Jp Jordan

Touchstone Theatre

Bethlehem

Event Date(s): Sun Dec 20 - Sat Jan 02

Type of Event: Holiday revue

Venue: Online

Price: $5-35

Reference Link: http://www.touchstone.org/events/christmas-city-follies-xxi/

Description:

For the last 20 years Christmas City Follies has been singing, dancing, laughing, and cartwheeling its way into the hearts of its audiences. In 2020, a streamed video edition will premiere on Dec. 20th at 7 p.m. via a YouTube watch party and be available online until Jan. 2.

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Rhode Island

A Christmas Carol Online

Directed by: Curt Columbus

Trinity Rep

Providence

Event Date(s): Thu Dec 17 - Sun Jan 10

Type of Event: On-demand video

Venue: Online

Price: $0

Reference Link: https://www.trinityrep.com/carol

Description:

A free and thoroughly entertaining take on the Dickens classic that integrates traditional theatrical storytelling with new media, animation, and audience participation. Make the spirit of the season come alive with a memorable holiday experience filled with hope and joy.

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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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Shakespeare and the Suffragists

By: Jenni Stewart

Directed by: Jenni Stewart

Shakespeare Dallas

Dallas

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 13 - Sun Jan 31

Type of Event: Virtual

Price: $0

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

Description:

2020 marked the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave many women the right to vote. To honor this historic milestone, Shakespeare Dallas explores how Shakespeare’s works influenced the fight.

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Washington

A Very Merry Kraken Tea Party

By: Justin Huertas

Directed by: Justin Huertas & Mathew Wright

ArtsWest

Seattle

Event Date(s): Mon Dec 21 - Sun Jan 31

Type of Event: World Premiere Digital Mini-Musical

Venue: Online

Price: $10-100

Reference Link: https://www.artswest.org/theatre-plays/kraken-tea-party/

Description:

From the imagination of composer/lyricist Justin Huertas, A Very Merry Kraken Tea Party is a holiday sequel to Huertas’s The Last World Octopus Wrestling Champion, following its characters as they find their way to love and connection during a very different holiday season.

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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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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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