The amazing Risa Bramon Garcia from BGB Studios recently shared a bunch of examples of how actors and theatre companies are adjusting and evolving with the quarantine limits.
As creatives, we must create. It is in our bones, in our DNA. So many creatives right now are struggling because they don't see HOW they can still create during quarantine.
What I love about this list is that you see a variety of options, a variety of budgets, a variety of forms.
Get creative with how you'll be creative.
It's your calling, so, create.
First of all - this expires this weekend for free it seems - take a look at this.
Richard Nelson’s Apple Family Proves You Can Make Brilliant Theater on Zoom
Richard Nelson’s new Public Theater play “What Do We Need To Talk About?” was produced on Zoom, with the actors showing how it’s possible to be funny—and deep—far from the stage.
It's a newly written play utilizing Zoom as a central player, not ignoring it, not in spite of it, but using it as a tool to engage this fictional family who are desperate to connect and communicate. It's so naturalistic which is refreshing for a piece of theatre. The script is good, and these are wonderful actors who seem like they're improvising and yet really understated. It just makes you lean in and yet this doesn't feel like film, TV or a webseries, but something very visceral and in the moment.
Read in The Daily Beast: https://apple.news/AueoI-MahTZy141Jx41Q8Kg
Acting class online in the NY Times this week
24 Hour Plays has or had been doing Viral Monologues. You can watch most of these easily on Instagram, but the website is https://24hourplays.com/ Very simply, it's an established writer has 24 hours to write a monologue for an actor to rehearse, memorize, and perform. These were started just as the stay-at-home order happened so all of it is produced virtually.
And Grasie Mercedes, an actor, filmmaker, and writer from the Studio made this short film and it is getting lots of attention already…
ABC News: https://abc7.com/'a-covid-19-love-story'-coronavirus-short-film-iphone/6136145/
Netflix Social Distancing Project:
This is a fun SNL sketch that uses background and other tools. Some comedy.
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