Find out what our 19 theatres are doing while their stages are dark.
Published April 23, 2020. Updated May 21, 2020. Updated again June 23, 2020.
Though theatre and in-person classes cannot be fully replaced by virtual and online learning, they are a wonderful temporary substitute.
Our theatres, committed to continuing to strengthen their relationships within their communities, have put classes and activities online!
We have put together a list of ways to re-engage with theatre – sign up for a virtual playwriting class, try out an acting class, or listen to a conversation with theatre professionals.
This list is ongoing – please visit our theatres’ websites and social media pages for more detailed information!
Actors Theatre Of Louisville
Actors Theatre of Louisville has moved its 2020-2021 season online with Actors Theatre Direct. Below are a few samplings of their current work – be sure to check out Robert Barry Fleming’s Borrowed Wisdom podcast, Actors Theatre Unscripted every Wednesday, and other featured performances.
Fix It, Black Girl – An original curation of spoken word poetry, essay and song by Hannah L. Drake and a group of black female Louisville artists. This will be a free, virtual event to celebrate resilience and the power generated by collective action.
Borrowed Wisdom with Robert Barry Fleming – Each week, Robert talks with an unrivaled expert, full of ideas, strategies, and challenges around their work then investigates that which is consonant and connected to how they navigate their discipline and their world no matter what the field.
Visit their Facebook Page or Website to see a full list of upcoming virtual events.
Alliance Theatre is offering Virtual Summer Drama Camps, an audio recording of Native Guard, acting coaching and classes, courses and coaching specially made for corporate groups, the Alliance Theatre Podcast, resources, artist conversations and more!
Visit their Facebook page for more classes, coaching, and workshop opportunities!
On your lunch break on Tuesdays, join artistic staff, affiliated artists & supporters for Lunch with Lunsford hosted by Artistic Producer Mark Lunsford. Visit their website for more information and to dive into the archives for a deeper look at past performances including Waitress and Jagged Little Pill.
Actors Theatre has also recently released a Roadmap to Recovery – a very helpful resource for theatres as a guide to reopening.
Check Facebook weekly for Molly’s Salon, hosted by Artistic Director, Molly Smith, live sessions, and talks with directors, playwrights, and performers.
Visit Arena Stage’s website to learn more about their Virtual Camp Arena Stage, to watch Inside Voices a film by Arena Stage’s Voices of Now ensembles, and to check out more Virtual Events including Masterclasses, Dance Classes, Molly’s Salon and more.
Los Angeles, CA
Discover the “Art Goes On” project with archival footage and information, a series of videos from local artists, and a live-streamed public discussion series.
Visit their Facebook page for special updates from the Center Theatre Group team and a few featured “Scenes from the Vault”
Classes through CPH CARE program have been made available online. Check them out to find out how your young scholars can engage.
Then, check out #BeBrilliant video series, inspired by their Fall 2019 production of “Every Brilliant Thing” raising awareness of mental health issues.
Head on over to Goodman Theatre’s website for their digital series, Intermission, a way to stay connected. They are sharing videos, art, recommended reads and more!
On Wednesdays at 5 PM EST check out Hartford Stage’s SCENE AND HEARD Live!, a virtual cocktail hour hosted by Artistic Director Melia Bensussen featuring a new theatre topic with special guests and more!
Long Wharf Theatre
New Haven, CT
Check out Long Wharf’s recent work in creating with other theatre institutions, the Play at Home initiative, a series of micro-commissions that are free to the public, and available to download.
The Old Globe
San Diego, CA
Visit The Old Globe Arts Engagement Facebook page and explore videos including some of the following:
- Community Voices: A FREE Playwrighting Program
- Behind the Curtain: Uncover the Magic of Theatre
- Thinking Shakespeare Live: Sonnets!
- On Book: The Old Globe’s Shakespeare Reading Group
Read Seattle Rep’s Dear Julie advice column updated weekly, or check out this tech podcast for an inside scoop on life offstage, or look here for racial justice resources that Seattle Rep has put together.
Trinity Repertory Company
Visit their website to stream and listen to sonnets, radio theatre, and a selection of scenes and songs from the archives!
Featured Photo: Photo by Rich Soublet, courtesy of The Old Globe. Photo taken at the Chaldean Middle eastern Social Services in El Cajon, San Diego, CA during a Globe For All tour, part of The Old Globe’s Arts Engagement programs.