Support Triangle area theaters and theater-makers by streaming these shows this week.
Saturday, June 20
Juneteenth: Former NFL player and UNC alum Greg Ellis co-wrote, directed, and produced this play, which will stream this Saturday night. This is an eye-opening production, revealing the history of Juneteenth, while answering why residue from slavery has such a negative impact on society today. Ellis is originally from Wendell. Tickets are $10.
Buyer & Cellar: Laugh-out-loud funny and perhaps even a little aspirational, join Brian Westbrook for an inside peek of Babs’ basement. This one-man play, written by Jonathan Tollins, benefits McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center in Henderson and may just be the pandemic panacea you didn’t know you needed. Tickets are $10.
Sunday, June 21st
Theatre Talk: Presented by Agape Theatre Project and hosted by Kenneth Hinton and Michelle Saunders, catch a replay of the first episode of this new series. This episode features an interview with Angela Ray and Stephen Barrington. New episodes stream every Sunday evening.
.Wednesday, June 24th
Zoom Fest 2020: Goodly Frame Theatre’s Zoom Fest, features North Carolina playwrights, including the Triangle’s own Judy Dove. On Episode 3 of Zoom Fest, Dove’s play Where’d You Go? (directed by Mike Brannon), will be featured. Hear Dove’s live chat with Brannon for RDU on Stage about the work before you watch this episode.
Marat/Sade: The Living Room Concert: One-night-only, streaming live from Horse Complex, Durham, the musicians of 2020 Bare Theatre production of MARAT/SADE will perform the new original score by Al Riggs, music., with special permission of Dramatic Publishing. This presentation will NOT BE RECORDED FOR RE-BROADCAST. Featuring living room performances by Mark Werdel, Jessica Flemming, Emily Levinstone, Elena Montero Mulligan, Rachel Pottern Nunn, and Rosemary Richards.
Thursday, June 25th
Theatre Raleigh’s Living Room LIVE: Theatre Raleigh’s Producing Artistic Director Lauren Kennedy Brady hosts Kate McMillan (TR’s “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” and “Vanities: The Musical”) on this week’s episode of Living Room LIVE. $10 suggested donation. Subscribe to the Theatre Raleigh YouTube Channel for more Living Room Live videos.
Saturday, June 27th
Home Fries: A Live Virtual Extravaganza: A one hour virtual event to celebrate Burning Coal Theatre with levity and encourage live audience participation. Many of the original Cabaret Nights singers will be featured, along with other special guests. You never know who just might show up.
The Talk: The Talk by Sonny Kelly is a one-man show that draws on the voices of ancestors, elders, youths and intellectuals to engage in the difficult conversations facing a divided America right now. PlayMakers Repertory Company is partnering to share an archival recording of The Bulldog Ensemble Theater and StreetSigns Co-Production through July 10th. Donations welcomed and encouraged. Kelly is also host to the YouTube series The Talk Roundtable, a wonderful talk back to continue the conversation post production. On June 26th, PlayMakers’ Producing Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch will interview Kelly for her series Virtually, Viv. Read Kim Jackson’s RDU on Stage review of The Talk.
#TheBounceBackRDU: Originally live-streamed June 19th, catch the replay of this storytelling event, featuring eight African Americans, including Alexus Rhone, Marcia Mattox, Ruby A. Jackson, Star Robinson, Ade, Pastor Robert Parrish, Ian Parks, Ghazi Muhammad. Produced by Alexus Rhone, founder of Truth Meet Story, LLC, in partnership with Raleigh Arts and SEEK Raleigh.
Don’t Stop the Music: Presented by the Hayti Heritage Center/St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation, Inc., this series celebrates Black Music Month, and is truly extraordinary. From Gospel to R&B/Soul to the Blues, do yourself a favor and watch, listen, and learn.
Star Gazing with North Carolina Theatre: In the third installment of this series, Producing Artistic Director Eric Woodall highlights standout NC Theatre performances from Zach Adkins, Ariana Debose, Lisa Brescia, and Terrence Mann.