BETHESDA, MD.: Round House Theatre has announced their spring 2021 season, featuring three virtual one-person productions. All will be filmed live on the Round House stage and available for streaming during limited runs.
“This season, Round House—like so many of our peer institutions—has had to try new things, explore new ways of making art, and figure out how to build a sense of community in a world where we are unable to gather physically,” said artistic director Ryan Rilette in a statement. “These productions mark a return to what we do best, and we hope watching them feels like a return to the experience of true theatre for everyone.”
The spring season will begin with A Boy and His Soul by Colman Domingo, streaming March 22 through April 18. This vibrant journey into Domingo’s history and identity and the soul music that was his family’s soundtrack will be directed by Round House resident artist Craig Wallace.
Next will be Lucy Alibar’s Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up from May 3-30. Inspired by Alibar’s childhood in the Florida panhandle, the play follows a fourth-grade raconteur and part-time legal secretary at her father’s criminal defense firm. Rilette will direct.
Round House will conclude the season with We’re Gonna Die by Young Jean Lee, directed by Paige Hernandez. This upbeat exploration of the inevitability of death will stream from June 14 to July 11.
Round House is a leading theatre in the Washington, D.C. area that produces new plays, modern classics, and musicals.
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