Quarantine, nor this pandemic, can seemingly stop the creativity of Triangle theater makers. Here are five ways to support Triangle theaters this week.
Monday (September 7)
Sips & Scripts: “Sips & Scripts” supports, promotes, and produces the work of North Carolina playwrights from novices to veterans. Monthly readings provide opportunities for emerging playwrights to enhance their works in progress and hear excerpts performed by local actors. The public is invited to view the monthly readings via Facebook Live and offer feedback. This event starts at 6:00 p.m. on the Sips & Scripts Facebook Page.
Living Room Live: This week, Theatre Raleigh’s Producing Artistic Director Lauren Kennedy Brady welcomes two-time Tony Award-Nominee Laura Osnes (Cinderella, Bandstand) to her virtual studio. Hear what Osnes has to say about her road to Broadway, finishing a Hallmark Christmas movie amidst a pandemic, and her killer party. This party starts at 7::30 p.m. via Theatre Raleigh’s YouTube Channel. A $10 donation is suggested.
Saturday (September 12)
Do Try This at Home: Inspired by and performed by local families in their own homes, Burning Coal Theatre presents a series of 11 new short plays by Renèe Nixon and Andy Boyd. This free event begins at 4:00 p.m. on the Burning Coal Facebook Page.
BINGO (through September 11th): The setting of Patsy Clarke and Nancy Rich’s play is the activity room of an assisted living facility on Bingo Night. Many of the monologues in “BINGO” are based on true stories and real people. Some stories are sad, some funny, and many are simply beautiful, but all are intended to give voice and attention to the age group being hit hardest by COVID-19. Tickets for the virtual production are on sale through September 11th and benefit North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre (NRACT). For more information visit NRACT’s website.
Zoom Fest: Goodly Frame Theatre presents the work of TWO Triangle playwrights as part of their second Zoom Fest series. Watch Judy Dove’s play Haiku and J Madrice’s play Who’s Zoomin’ Who? virtually on the Goodly Frame Theatre’s YouTube Channel (Zoom Fest Series 2, Episode 3).
Since some Triangle theaters will be producing some live shows and starting their virtual seasons this fall, RDU on Stage will re-launch its theater calendar later this month. If you have an event to submit to the calendar, e-mail (rduonstage [at] gmail.com).