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May 2021

Plays, musicals, and more across the U.S.

California

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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The Story of My Life

By: Neil Bertram & Brian Hill

Directed by: Matthew McCray

Chance Theater

Anaheim

Event Date(s): Thu Apr 01 - Mon May 31

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Virtual

Price: $25-50

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

Description:

To kick off Season 23 in April, Chance Theater will present the Orange County premiere of The Story of My Life, the Drama Desk Award-nominated musical that is a soaring tribute to the power of friendship and the people who change our lives forever.

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The Thanksgiving Play

By: Larissa FastHorse

Directed by: Rosalind Ayres

L.A. Theatre Works

Venice

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

Type of Event: Audio Theater Recording

Venue: Digital

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

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

Description:

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

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Life on Paper

By: Kenneth Lin

Directed by: Rosalind Ayres

L.A. Theatre Works

Venice

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

Type of Event: Audio Theater Recording

Venue: Digital

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

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

Description:

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

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Extinction

By: Hannie Rayson

Directed by: Martin Jarvis

L.A. Theatre Works

Los Angeles

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

Type of Event: Audio Theater Recording

Venue: Digital

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

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

Description:

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

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Bump

By: Chiara Atik

Directed by: Rosalind Ayres

L.A. Theatre Works

Los Angeles

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

Type of Event: Audio Theater Recording

Venue: Digital

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

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

Description:

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

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In Good Company

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

Directed by: Ed Decker

New Conservatory Theatre Center

San Francisco

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

Type of Event: Podcast

Price: $0

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

Description:

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

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District-Of-Columbia

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

Treasure Island

By: Robert Louis Stevenson, adapted by Toby Hulse

Directed by: Nathanael Fisher

Emerald Coast Theatre Company

Miramar Beach

Event Date(s): Fri May 14 - Sun May 23

Type of Event: Theatre for Young Audiences

Venue: Emerald Coast Theatre Company

Price: $12-18

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

Description:

The feared Billy Bones, and a treasure map to Captain Flint’s gold. Stow away on the Hispaniola with Long John Silver and the crew as they hunt for treasure on a remote Island. Our hero Emily finds mutiny, treason, and double dealings around every corner in this classic tale.

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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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Little Shop of Horrors

By: Book & Lyrics by Howard Ashman | Music by Alan Menken | Based on the film by Roger Corman, Screenplay by Charles Griffith

Directed by: Steve MacKinnon

Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF

Orlando

Event Date(s): Wed May 05 - Sun May 23

Type of Event: In-Person, Outdoor Performance

Price: Starting at $35.

Reference Link: https://www.orlandoshakes.org/show/little-shop-of-horrors/

Description:

The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This saucy, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Seymour as long as he keeps feeding it… blood.

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Georgia

Working: A Musical

By: From the book by Studs Terkel; Adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso; With additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg; Songs by Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Rodgers and Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Schwartz, and James Taylor

Directed by: Tamilla Woodard

Alliance Theatre

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Thu Apr 22 - Sun Jun 06

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Under the Tent at Alliance Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://alliancetheatre.org/production/2020-21/working-a-musical

Description:

“Everyone should have something to point to.” Working: A Musical explores what makes our work meaningful across all walks of life. Whether it be in an office, a restaurant, your home, or you’ve retired, this musical reminds us to celebrate not only what we do, but how we do it

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Songs to Grow On

Alliance Theatre

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Thu May 06 - Sun May 16

Type of Event: Musical; For Families

Venue: Under the Tent at Alliance Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://alliancetheatre.org/production/2020-21/songs-grow

Description:

Featuring American folk music legend Woody Guthrie’s classic children’s songs capturing the whimsy, joy, and wonder of childhood in three chords & a whole lot of fun. Join Woody and his dog Arlo as they serenade Atlanta families with songs that celebrate the human spirit.

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Data

By: Matthew Libby

Directed by: Susan V. Booth

Alliance Theatre

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Sat May 01 - Mon May 31

Type of Event: Virtual; Kendeda Winner

Venue: Alliance Theatre Anywhere

Price: $

Reference Link: https://alliancetheatre.org/production/alliance-theatre-anywhere/data

Description:

Winner of the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, Data is a fast-paced drama for our technology-driven era that looks behind the closed doors of Silicon Valley.

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Toddler Takeover & Pre-K Playfest

Alliance Theatre

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Mon May 10 - Sun May 16

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

Venue: Alliance Theatre Anywhere

Price: $10

Reference Link: https://alliancetheatre.org/production/2020-21/toddler-takeover-pre-k-playfest

Description:

Children from birth through 5 years will experience a one-of-a-kind virtual arts festival featuring productions from around the world. Watch, listen, sing, play, and create with activity guides, audio adventures, and virtual workshops to go along with each production.

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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

Vintage Broadway Cabaret

By: Various

Directed by: Kate Galvin

Cardinal Stage

Bloomington

Event Date(s): Fri May 07 - Sat May 08

Type of Event: Live Virtual Cabaret

Venue: Online via Crowdcast

Price: $20

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

Description:

Escape into the Golden Age of musicals with this evening of songs that have aged like a fine wine. Cardinal artists will share their favorite hits of yesteryear and celebrate the shows that made Broadway shine!

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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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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

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

I Love to Eat

By: James Still

Directed by: Hal Cropp

Commonweal Theatre

Lanesboro

Event Date(s): Sat Apr 17 - Sat Jun 26

Type of Event: Live Performance

Venue: Commonweal Theatre

Price: $15-35

Reference Link: https://commonwealtheatre.org/our-season/i-love-to-eat/

Description:

Before Rachael Ray, Gordon Ramsay, and even Julia Child, there was James Beard, America’s first TV chef. Join us for the cooking lesson of a lifetime, celebrating food, friends, and faith in oneself.

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Dancing Lessons

By: Mark St. Germain

Directed by: Rachel Kuhnle

Commonweal Theatre

Lanesboro

Event Date(s): Sat May 29 - Sun Aug 29

Type of Event: Live Performance

Venue: Commonweal Theatre

Price: $15-35

Reference Link: https://commonwealtheatre.org/our-season/dancing-lessons/

Description:

Senga is a brilliant dancer whose world crumbles after a life-changing accident. Evers is a brilliant college professor with Asperger’s. Their sudden physical closeness collides with their emotional distance, unleashing a torrent of feelings in this tender, unpredictable romance.

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Twelve Dancing Princesses

By: Based on the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm

Directed by: Sandy Boren Barrett & Ann Marie Omeish

Stages Theatre Company and Escalate Dance

Hopkins

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 02 - Thu May 13

Type of Event: Theatre for Young Audiences, Musical, Dance

Venue: Virtual

Price: $50

Reference Link: https://www.stagestheatre.org/twelve-dancing-princesses/

Description:

Each night, 12 princesses sing a song allowing them secret passage into an enchanted forest filled with beauty. They dance the night away as the spirit of their mother watches over them. Each morning, their father, the king, is perplexed by twelve pairs of worn shoes.

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New-York

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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The Visitation

By: Stephanie Fleischmann, Christina Campanella, and Mallory Catlett

HERE Arts Center

New York City

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 23 - Wed Jun 30

Type of Event: Immersive Experience - Sound walk

Venue: Jackie Robinson Park

Price: $0-50

Reference Link: https://here.org/shows/the-visitation/

Description:

Inspired by the appearance of a one-antlered deer in Harlem in 2016, this site-specific sound walk is a meditation on the presence of the mythic in the everyday and the uneasy relationship between the built environment and the natural world.

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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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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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Ohio

Station Hope

Cleveland Public Theatre

Cleveland

Event Date(s): Sat May 01 - Sat May 01

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Livestreamed on CPT’s website and social media pages

Price: $Free

Reference Link: https://www.cptonline.org/performances/seasons/2020-2021/station-hope-4/

Description:

Station Hope—this year, a virtual festival—is a jubilant community event celebrating Cleveland’s social justice history and exploring contemporary struggles for freedom and equity.

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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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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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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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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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Texas

Mlima’s Tale

By: Lynn Nottage

Directed by: Reginald L. Douglas

Bishop Arts Theatre Center

Dallas

Event Date(s): Mon Apr 12 - Sat May 08

Type of Event: Audio Play

Venue: Bishop Arts Theatre Center

Price: $14 - 25

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

Description:

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage, tells the provocative story of Mlima, a majestic elephant trapped in the clandestine international ivory market.

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A Portrait of My Mother

By: Carlo Lorenzo Garcia

Directed by: David R. Jarrott

Jarrott Productions

Austin

Event Date(s): Sun May 09 - Sun May 09

Type of Event: Virtual Performance

Venue: Online

Price: $5

Reference Link: https://www.ticketweb.com/event/a-portrait-of-my-mother-livestream-event-tickets/10855145?pl=jp

Description:

An artist remembers their mother, spinning a modern Mexican Cinderella tale as we follow the trials and tribulations of one woman’s journey into motherhood, from her humble beginnings in the town of Laredo, Texas to her journey to the Windy City of Chicago.

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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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Our Town

By: Thornton Wilder

Directed by: Mark Stringham

The Classic Theatre San Antonio

San Antonio

Event Date(s): Thu May 13 - Sun May 30

Type of Event: Play

Venue: San Antonio Botanical Garden

Price: $$24-39

Reference Link: https://tickets.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?e=60cde9bdd68425aefea17b35d471e883&t=tix&vqitq=8d6a55e1-c2f7-4b09-ab1c-7e95c3b419a4&vqitp=7dc94719-9690-4884-a90e-599f0b908b22&vqitts=1612808657&vqitc=vendini&vqite=itl&vqitrt=Safetynet&vqith=512eb584a309f89cae9adaac11645796

Description:

An outdoor performance of Mark Stringham’s classic play: “Our Town!

Performances are on Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 7:30pm, May 13-30 at the San Antonio Botanical Garden!

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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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The Effluent Engine

By: N.K. Jemisin/Jéhan Òsanyín

Directed by: Jéhan Òsanyín

Book-It Repertory Theatre

Seattle

Event Date(s): Thu Apr 01 - Wed Jun 30

Type of Event: All-audio drama

Venue: Online

Price: $15

Reference Link: https://book-it.org/events/the-effluent-engine/

Description:

This speculative spy thriller by a multiple Hugo Award-winning author introduces us to a post-revolution Haitian spy sent to a reimagined New Orleans to bring home technology to save the burgeoning nation, with a thread of steampunk and a touch of Sapphic romance.

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The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes

By: Jamyang Norbu/Bilal Dardai

Directed by: Gus Menary

Book-It Repertory Theatre

Seattle

Event Date(s): Sat May 15 - Wed Jun 30

Type of Event: All-audio drama

Venue: Online

Price: $25

Reference Link: https://book-it.org/events/the-mandala-of-sherlock-holmes/

Description:

An account of the great detective’s time in India and Tibet eluding the minions of his nemesis, Dr. Moriarty, only to encounter “The Dark One” in what may prove to be Sherlock’s most dangerous battle yet. This loving homage to Holmes is a ripping good yarn!

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