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Brennen S. Malone in "Fat Ham" at the Wilma.

March 2021

What you can see on stages (and screens) this month.

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Alabama

Edges of Time

By: Jacqueline E. Lawton

Directed by: Jules Odendahl-James

PlayMakers Repertory Company

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

Type of Event: World Premiere Drama

Venue: Streaming at playmakersrep.org

Price: $30

Reference Link: https://playmakersrep.org/show/edges-of-time-2/

Description:

This world premiere one-woman drama takes us into the life of investigative journalist, editor, and activist, the marvelous Marvel Cooke, the first Black woman writer to have her own byline in a major U.S. newspaper. Starring Kathryn Hunter-Williams.

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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

Arms and the Man

By: George Bernard Shaw

Directed by: Colman Domingo

American Conservatory Theater

San Francisco

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

Type of Event: Play Reading

Venue: Virtual

Price: $15

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

Description:

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

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The Matchmaker

By: Thornton Wilder

Directed by: Dawn Monique Williams

American Conservatory Theater

San Francisco

Event Date(s): Fri Mar 26 - Fri Apr 23

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:

Matchmaker Dolly Levi has promised to help wealthy widower Horace Vandergelder find his next wife and whisks him away to Manhattan to meet his dream woman. But Dolly has an agenda of her own, and Horace soon finds himself embroiled in a comedy of errors.

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Place/Settings: Berkeley

By: Various

Directed by: Various

Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Berkeley

Event Date(s): Tue Mar 16 - Wed Jun 30

Type of Event: Podcast

Venue: Various

Price: $10.00

Reference Link: https://www.berkeleyrep.org/season/2021/15861.asp

Description:

Ten writers, inspired by events in their own personal histories, take us on an aural adventure to specific locations around Berkeley.

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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 Importance of Being Earnest: A Radio Play

By: Oscar Wilde, adapted by Michael Raver

Directed by: Michael Raver

Laguna Playhouse

Laguna Beach

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

Type of Event: Video On Demand - Streamed

Venue: Laguna Playhouse

Price: $20

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

Description:

Laguna Playhouse presents Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley of “The Skivvies” with their own take on Oscar Wilde’s hit comedy, The Importance of Being Earnest. This classic comes to captivating life as a live radio broadcast, featuring Nathan Lee Graham as Lady Bracknell!

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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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Interlude

By: Harrison David Rivers

Directed by: ShawnJ West

New Conservatory Theatre Center

San Francisco

Event Date(s): Mon Mar 01 - Wed Mar 24

Type of Event: Audio Drama

Venue: Online

Price: $0-40

Reference Link: https://www.nctcsf.org/events/Interlude

Description:

Jesse’s life looks nothing like it used to. Forced by a national pandemic to return to his childhood home with his conservative parents, Jesse finds himself standing still for the first time. Audio drama blends with a visual storyscape in this unique theatrical experience.

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This Bitter Earth

By: Harrison David Rivers

Directed by: Gregg T. Daniel

The Road Theatre Company

North Hollywood

Event Date(s): Fri Mar 26 - Sun Apr 25

Type of Event: Virtual Production

Venue: Virtual

Price: $25

Reference Link: http://roadtheatre.org/event/this-bitter-earth/

Description:

Jesse, an introspective black playwright, finds his political apathy called into question by his boyfriend, Neil, a white Black Lives Matter activist.

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Colorado

To the Moon

By: Beth Kander

Directed by: Betty Hart

Creede Repertory Theatre

Creede

Event Date(s): Fri Mar 05 - Sun Apr 11

Type of Event: Virtual

Venue: Vimeo

Price: $Free

Reference Link: https://www.creederep.org

Description:

This stunning docu-drama based is on over 200 surveys and 20 in-person interviews with survivors of domestic violence. To the Moon lifts up the riveting stories of these survivors, complete with humor, revelation, and tragedy. Two live performances on March 5 and March 6 before streaming March 15 to April 11.

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Living Room Local with Luis Alfaro and Laurie Woolery

Local Theater Company

Boulder

Event Date(s): Sun Mar 14 - Sun Mar 14

Type of Event: Virtual Presentation

Price: $20

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

Description:

Join us on the one-year anniversary of the shutdown of most American theatres for a conversation with award-winning playwright Luis Alfaro and Director of Public Works at The Public Laurie Woolery on creativity in the face of the pandemic.

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Connecticut

The Sound Inside

By: Adam Rapp

Directed by: Rob Ruggiero / Pedro Bermudez

TheaterWorks Hartford

Hartford

Event Date(s): Tue Mar 30 - Tue Mar 30

Type of Event: A filmed [live]-to-stream production.

Venue: TheaterWorks Hartford Virtual Platform

Price: $25

Reference Link: https://twhartford.org/events/the-sound-inside-2/

Description:

In this intensely intimate and haunting story, a creative writing professor encounters a brilliant and mysterious student. As their relationship intensifies the play asks the question of what one person can do for another. A filmed [live]-to-stream production.

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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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Inherit The Windbag Episode #2

By: Alexandra Petri

Directed by: Lee Mikeska Gardner

Mosaic Theater Company of DC

Washington

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

Type of Event: Virtual New Play Development

Venue: Virtual

Price: $0 - 25

Reference Link: https://mosaictheater.secure.force.com/ticket/#/instances/a0F4N00000QLoMbUAL

Description:

EPISODE #2 Ayn Rand disparages Latin. Norman Mailer drops by; so does Gore’s mom. It’s one big happy reunion made in Hell. Join Mosaic for an 8-part web series of Alexandra Petri’s Inherit the Windbag. A new episode of 10-20 minutes in length will be released every two weeks!

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Florida

Marcus Pfister’s Rainbow Fish

By: Austin Zumbro

Directed by: Vincent Pelligrino

Emerald Coast Theatre Company

Miramar Beach

Event Date(s): Fri Mar 26 - Sat Apr 03

Type of Event: Theatre for the Very Young Performance

Venue: Emerald Coast Theatre Company

Price: $18

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

Description:

Sharing makes you shiny in this beautiful children’s classic by Marcus Pfister. Children will experience The Rainbow Fish through movement, song, color, and hands-on sensory opportunities as they become part of the story with the actors.
Recommended ages: 6 months to 5 years old.

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Vintage POP!

By: Created by Carole J. Bufford

Directed by: Artistic Overview Provided by Catherine Randazzo

Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Wed Mar 24 - Sun Apr 25

Type of Event: Musical Revue

Venue: FST's Keating Theatre

Price: $36.00

Reference Link: https://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/vintage-pop

Description:

With music made famous by Ella Fitzgerald, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Creedence Clearwater Revival, this revue starring Cabaret favorite Carole J. Bufford explores the evolution of popular music from the ’20s to the ’80s. Featuring hits like “St. Louis Blues,” “Sway,” and more.

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Vintage Pop!

By: Created by Carole J. Bufford

Directed by: Artistic overview provided by Catherine Randazzo

Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Wed Mar 24 - Sun Apr 18

Type of Event: Musical Revue

Venue: FST's Keating Theatre

Price: $25+

Reference Link: https://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/vintage-pop?ignoremobile=y

Description:

With music made famous by Ella Fitzgerald, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Creedence Clearwater Revival, this revue starring FST Favorite Carole J. Bufford explores the evolution of popular music from the ’20s to the ’80s. Featuring hits like “St. Louis Blues” and “Every Breath You Take.”

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Three Pianos

By: Created by Rebecca Hopkins and Sarah Durham with musical arrangements by Jim Prosser

Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Wed Mar 31 - Sun Apr 25

Type of Event: In-person Musical Revue

Venue: FST's Gompertz Theatre

Price: $25+

Reference Link: https://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/three-pianos?ignoremobile=y

Description:

From Billy Joel to Carole King, Three Pianos celebrates the musical pioneers who refused to fit the mold of “rock star” and forged their own paths in the industry. This high-energy music revue will have you singing along to such hits as “Beautiful” and “Just the Way You Are.”

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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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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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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Jim Helsinger

Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF

Orlando

Event Date(s): Wed Mar 31 - Sat Apr 17

Type of Event: In-Person, Outdoor Performance

Venue: Walt Disney Amphitheater at Lake Eola Park

Price: Starting at $22

Reference Link: https://www.orlandoshakes.org/show/a-midsummer-nights-dream/

Description:

When magical, mischief-maker Puck gets ahold of a love potion, he sets in motion all the comical antics that arise from four young lovers’ adventure through the woods. Shakespeare’s classic comedy charms everyone who enters its magical realm.

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Those Were the Days

By: Mark Danni

Directed by: Mark Danni

TheatreZone

Naples

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

Type of Event: Themed Concert

Venue: G&L Theater

Price: $50 - 65

Reference Link: https://theatre.zone

Description:

A fun show that takes the audience on a journey through the 1950s, ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. The talented cast will not only perform hit songs through the decades, but also a show stopping television theme song medley for an unforgettable evening of fun.

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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

Sounds of the West End

By: Will Power and R. Gregory Christie

Alliance Theatre

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Tue Mar 16 - Fri Apr 30

Type of Event: Virtual; Recommended for children 0-5 and their grown-ups

Venue: Alliance Theatre Anywhere

Price: $

Reference Link: https://alliancetheatre.org/production/alliance-theatre-anywhere/the-sounds-of-the-west-end

Description:

Inspired by the children’s book, this aural adventure will immerse you in the sounds of Atlanta’s historic West End neighborhood. From the talk on the sidewalks to the whoosh of the MARTA trains, join us for a rhythmic and tasty trip through the epicenter of vegan cooking in ATL.

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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

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

Swing Into Spring Cabaret

By: Various

Directed by: Kate Galvin

Cardinal Stage

Bloomington

Event Date(s): Fri Mar 26 - Sat Mar 27

Type of Event: Live Virtual Cabaret

Venue: Online via Crowdcast

Price: $20

Reference Link: https://cardinalstage.org/mainstage/spring-cabaret/

Description:

Get your toes tapping with a night of songs that swing! Inspired by great singers from Ella Fitzgerald to Frank Sinatra, this show is sure to hit the sweet spot for anyone who likes their musical theatre with a dash of ring-a-ding-ding!

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Maine

The Dog Operas

Penobscot Theatre Company

Bangor

Event Date(s): Tue Mar 02 - Mon May 31

Type of Event: Performance, Opera, Theatre

Venue: Virtual Performance

Price: $40

Reference Link: https://https://www.penobscottheatre.org/show/the-dog-operas/

Description:

Appropriate for ALL members of your household. Made for and by dogs, The Barker of Seville and two other short “pupperas” are the perfect offering for all theatre lovers and their loyal companions. Come for the cuteness and stay for the reimagined tails of love & heartbreak.

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Who Killed Zolan Mize?

By: Rachael and Brendan Powers

Penobscot Theatre Company

Bangor

Event Date(s): Thu Mar 11 - Sat Apr 03

Type of Event: Online Interactive Theatre

Venue: Virtual

Price: $20

Reference Link: https://www.penobscottheatre.org/show/zolan-mize/

Description:

Engage in the fun and watch two detectives question 6 quirky suspects. Share observations with fellow detectives along the way and join in a series of in-home scavenger hunts. Share your thoughts on the case with the detectives and vote! Suspect with most votes gets handcuffed!

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Maryland

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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Massachusetts

The Pink Unicorn

By: Elise Forier Edie

Directed by: M. Bevin O’Gara

SpeakEasy Stage

Boston

Event Date(s): Fri Mar 05 - Thu Mar 11

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Online Streaming

Price: $30

Reference Link: http://www.speakeasystage.com/speakeasy-spring-season-2021/

Description:

When her teenager Jo comes out as genderqueer, Trisha’s comfortable life comes under attack by her church, the local high school, and even her own family. Hilarious and heartfelt, The Pink Unicorn traces one conservative woman’s journey from tolerance to acceptance to solidarity.

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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

Seedfolks

By: Paul Fleischman

Directed by: Peter C. Brosius

Children's Theatre Company

Minneapolis

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

Type of Event: Digital Performance

Venue: Online

Price: $TBA

Reference Link: https://childrenstheatre.org/

Description:

A vacant lot in a broken neighborhood in the middle of Cleveland can become a lot of things. A garbage dump. A gathering spot for trouble. How could it ever be a source of hope? “A tour de force”–The New York Times

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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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Legendary: A Detect the Story Adventure

By: Jim Hibbeler

Directed by: Sandy Boren-Barrett

Stages Theatre Company

Hopkins

Event Date(s): Fri Mar 19 - Thu Apr 29

Type of Event: Self-paced Scavenger Hunt/Puzzle Adventure

Venue: Virtual

Price: $50

Reference Link: https://www.stagestheatre.org/legendary/

Description:

A mythical journey through Downtown Hopkins. Perfect for ages 8+.
Inspired by the myth of Pandora’s box.

A mystery. A scavenger hunt. A puzzle room. A walking tour. A theatre performance—all wrapped into one adventurous journey for your family.

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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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Mississippi

Let It Shine: A Visit With Fannie Lou Hamer

By: Frank Kuhn and Sharon Miles

Directed by: Frank Kuhn

New Stage Theatre

Jackson

Event Date(s): Wed Mar 10 - Sun Mar 14

Type of Event: Solo Play with Music

Venue: On Demand Streaming

Price: $25.00

Reference Link: https://newstagetheatre.com/tickets/?

Description:

This new play depicts the life of Fannie Lou Hamer from sharecropper in Ruleville, Miss., to civil rights activist for an entire nation. Through moving songs and stirring conversation, Sharon Miles channels Mrs. Hamer as she takes the audience through her inspiring journey.

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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 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

Sweat

By: Lynn Nottage

Centenary Stage Company

Hackettstown

Event Date(s): Thu Mar 25 - Mon Mar 29

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: The Little Theatre

Price: $10-15

Reference Link: http://www.centenarystageco.org/nextstage-rep-sweat

Description:

Available both in-person and live stream!

Set in Reading, Pa., the Pulitzer-winning Sweat details the life of a close-knit group of friends affected by their factory closing, ending the only way of life their town has known for generations.

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Songbird

By: Rachel Luann Strayer

Directed by: John J. Wooten

Premiere Stages

Union

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

Type of Event: Virtual Reading

Venue: Virtual

Price: $0

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

Description:

Selected from over 930 submissions, Premiere Stages is proud to present 3 finalists of the Premiere Play Festival. A short Q&A with the playwrights will follow each reading.

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My Mother the Sun

By: massi monfiletto

Directed by: Kareem Fahmy

Premiere Stages

Union

Event Date(s): Sat Mar 20 - Sat Mar 20

Type of Event: Virtual Reading

Venue: Virtual

Price: $0

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

Description:

Selected from over 930 submissions, Premiere Stages is proud to present 3 finalists of the Premiere Play Festival. A short Q&A with the playwrights will follow each reading.

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Year One

By: Erik Gernand

Directed by: John J. Wooten

Premiere Stages

Union

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

Type of Event: Virtual Reading

Venue: Virtual

Price: $0

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

Description:

Selected from over 930 submissions, Premiere Stages is proud to present 3 finalists of the Premiere Play Festival. A short Q&A with the playwrights will follow each reading.

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New-York

Thang Dao Dance Company: “work-in-progress”

By: Thang Dao

Directed by: Thang Dao

Bridge Street Theatre

Catskill

Event Date(s): Fri Mar 12 - Sun Mar 14

Type of Event: Filmed Dance excerpt

Venue: Bridge Street Theatre YouTube Channel

Price: $Free

Reference Link: https://bridgest.org/event/thang-dao-work-in-progress/?instance_id=502

Description:

A free online video excerpt of this adventurous work-in-progress will be available to the public beginning at 7 p.m. ET Friday March 12 and ending at 11:59 p.m. ET Sunday March 14 on the Bridge Street Theatre YouTube channel. Part of BST’s Winter Dance Residency Initiative.

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No One Is Forgotten

By: Winter Miller, Sxip Shirey

Directed by: Paola Prestini, Sxip Shirey

HERE Arts Center

New York City

Event Date(s): Thu Mar 11 - Sat Apr 24

Type of Event: Live Performance - Radio Opera

Venue: online

Price: $5-50

Reference Link: https://here.org/shows/no-one-is-forgotten/

Description:

Lali and Beng are being held captive. No one knows where they have been taken or if they are alive. All they have is each other. Adapted from Winter Miller’s play and inspired by the plight of captured and detained journalists and aid workers, No One is Forgotten promotes the message of strength and hope by leaning on our humanity.

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Taylor Talks

By: Taylor Mac

Directed by: Taylor Mac

HERE Arts Center

New York City

Event Date(s): Thu Mar 11 - Mon May 31

Type of Event: Live Talks (ongoing series)

Venue: online

Price: $free

Reference Link: https://here.org/shows/taylor-talks/

Description:

Join Taylor Mac for a glimpse into the creative process and gain insight into exciting new multidisciplinary work coming out of the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP). Taylor’s guests span the disciplines of theatre, music, dance, opera, media arts, and more.

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Swell

By: Melisa Tien

Directed by: Elena Araoz

HERE Arts Center

New York City

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

Type of Event: live performance

Venue: online

Price: $5-50

Reference Link: https://here.org/shows/swell-online/

Description:

Thirty artists collaborate to bring you a live, online song cycle called Swell, weaving together 10 original, new music compositions by 10 composers drawing from their personal histories as immigrants and children of immigrants.

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Communion

By: Janessa Clark

Directed by: Janessa Clark

HERE Arts Center

New York City

Event Date(s): Thu Mar 11 - Mon May 31

Type of Event: live performance - dance

Venue: online

Price: $0

Reference Link: https://here.org/shows/communion/

Description:

Communion is an experimental video art response to the isolation and uncertainty we are all facing as artists and humans in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. Each unique duet is created from videos by two different dancers who are separated by cities, countries, and continents.

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The Jackson C. Frank Listening Party w/ Special Guests

By: Michael Aguirre

Directed by: Sarah Norris

New Light Theater Project

New York

Event Date(s): Mon Mar 29 - Sun Apr 11

Type of Event: Digital Stream of Part Theatrical, Part Listening Party Play

Venue: Online via 59E59 Theaters

Price: $0-$50

Reference Link: https://www.newlighttheaterproject.com/jacksoncfranklisteningparty

Description:

The Jackson C. Frank Listening Party w/ Special Guests is part theatrical event, part listening party. The show draws parallels from the obscure and tragic folk musician of the 1960s and the poignant dramedy about a family member’s quest to find himself.

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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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Smoke & Mirrors: The Tricky Plays (Part Two)

By: Various

Directed by: Various

The 52nd Street Project

New York

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

Type of Event: Theatre Performance

Venue: Virtual

Price: $Free

Reference Link: https://https://52project.secure.force.com/ticket/PatronTicket__PublicTicketApp#/

Description:

Stars of stage and screen bring five short, hilarious plays written by the Project’s newest members to life. Streamed directly to your device, get ready for an unforgettable evening of original new theatre!

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North-Carolina

Down in the face of God

By: Tim J. Lord

Directed by: Cameron Knight

UNCSA

Winston-Salem

Event Date(s): Fri Mar 26 - Sun Mar 28

Type of Event: Filmed theater online

Venue: Online

Price: Free

Reference Link: https://www.uncsa.edu/performances/

Description:

The School of Drama at UNCSA presents Contemporary Voices: A Virtual Theater Festival, with livestreams of prerecorded plays by some of today’s most compelling voices in theater: Tim J. Lord’s Down in the face of God and Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Sweat.

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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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Test Flight

Cleveland Public Theatre

Cleveland

Event Date(s): Thu Mar 25 - Fri Apr 16

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Online

Price: Suggested Donation: $1 to $99

Reference Link: https://www.cptonline.org/performances/seasons/2020-2021/category/series/test-flight/

Description:

Test Flight is a multi-week series showcasing new work on its way to full production, presented as virtual staged readings this season.

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Y-Haven Theatre Project | Crossroads to Hope: Scenes of Decision

Directed by: Raymond Bobgan

Cleveland Public Theatre

Cleveland

Event Date(s): Fri Mar 19 - Sun Mar 21

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Livestreamed on CPT's Facebook and YouTube pages.

Price: $Free

Reference Link: https://www.cptonline.org/performances/seasons/2020-2021/y-haven-theatre-project-7/

Description:

Crossroads to Hope: Scenes of Decision is a series of short scenes, monologues, and poems that share the experiences and imagination of the residents of Y-Haven as they interrogate their pasts, meditate on their present, and dream of their future selves.

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Side Man

By: Warren Leight

Directed by: D. Lynn Meyers

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

Cincinnati

Event Date(s): Tue Mar 30 - Sun Apr 11

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Virtual

Price: $10 for 48-hour rental

Reference Link: https://ondemand.ensemblecincinnati.org/productions/side-man/

Description:

Set from 1953 and traveling to 1985, this 1999 Best Play Tony winner chronicles the life of trumpet player’s broken family as it navigates the decline of jazz as popular entertainment.

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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

Robi Hager: So Far

By: Robi Hager

Arden Theatre Company

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Mon Mar 29 - Sun Apr 11

Type of Event: Online cabaret

Venue: Online

Price: $30

Reference Link: https://tickets.ardentheatre.org/online/seatSelect.asp?BOset::WSmap::seatmap::performance_ids=43A87A4E-C95C-411A-885F-68B2C42D4BF2

Description:

A Broadway veteran (who appeared in the original production Spring Awakening) and accomplished composer/lyricist (Basic Witches), Robi Hager offers an original cabaret featuring his own musical compositions.

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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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Rockaby

By: Samuel Beckett

Directed by: Damien J. Wallace and Lane Savadove

EgoPo Classic Theater

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Wed Mar 10 - Sun Mar 21

Type of Event: Walk-Up Window LIVE Performance for Audience of ONE

Venue: Private residences in three distinct neighborhoods

Price: $25

Reference Link: https://www.egopo.org/rockaby

Description:

Witness the hypnotic journey through birth, death, and isolation of the “woman” in the rocking chair in Samuel Beckett’s intoxicating 10-minute Rockaby, performed socially-distanced for an audience of one in three neighborhoods across Philadelphia.

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North of Forbes

By: Tammy Ryan

Directed by: Dexter J. Singleton

Pittsburgh Public Theater

Pittsburgh

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

Type of Event: Virtual Benefit Reading

Venue: Online

Price: Donations start at 10.00

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

Description:

Tammy Ryan adapts Christie’s very first published novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, bringing all the suspense and humor of that story to a contemporary Pittsburgh setting. It will be a whodunnit like you’ve never seen before featuring a colorful cast of potential suspects!

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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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Thrivin’ Ain’t Easy 101: Choreopoem Masterclass with TS Hawkins

Theatre Exile

Philadelphia

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

Type of Event: Masterclass

Venue: Zoom-Online

Price: $Free

Reference Link: https://theatreexile.org/education/workshops/

Description:

In a socio-political, media-driven climate, how can folx do to find peace and inspiration? Register for award-winning writer and performance artist TS Hawkins’s workshop, Thrivin’ Ain’t Easy 101: Choreopoem Masterclass, to investigate how to find your voice.

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The Peay Family Art House

By: The Peay Family

Directed by: Marisol Rosa-Shapiro

Theatre Horizon

Norristown

Event Date(s): Sat Mar 20 - Sat Mar 20

Type of Event: Virtual Performance

Venue: Online

Price: $Various

Reference Link: http://theatrehorizon.org/shows/arthouses.php

Description:

Theatre Horizon’s Art Houses program is proud to announce the fourth show of the innovative series, which partners professional theatre artists with families and households throughout the Greater Philadelphia region to create original performance works.

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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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Fat Ham

By: James Ijames

Directed by: Morgan Green

Wilma Theater

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Thu Mar 25 - Sat Apr 10

Type of Event: Streaming Performance

Venue: Online

Price: $37

Reference Link: https://wilmatheater.org/event/fat-ham/

Description:

This contemporary adaption of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, set in the American South, explores big issues (like toxic masculinity and cycles of violence) with a light touch. Fat Ham is the latest from award-winning playwright and Wilma Co-Artistic Director James Ijames.

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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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Euripides’ “Medea”

By: Translated by Mary-Kay Gamel

Directed by: Rob Melrose

Alley Theatre

Houston

Event Date(s): Fri Mar 19 - Sun Apr 11

Type of Event: Play

Price: $0

Reference Link: https://www.alleytheatre.org/plays/production-detail/medea

Description:

Sexual jealousy, betrayal, revenge, and murder! One of the first plays ever written remains one of the most gripping. Medea has sacrificed everything for her marriage to Jason. Now he has his eye on a younger potential bride.Watch as Medea makes him pay dearly for his infidelity.

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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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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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