Right now, we’re all feeling especially isolated. Theatre, by nature, is a communal event. You sit in an audience beside strangers, while actors bring a story to life right in front of you.
In times of uncertainty like this, we’re all turning to various kinds of storytelling: books, movies, Tiger King… even if we can’t put on live theatre in the same way, we can still tell stories that bring people together.
Theatremakers are hard at work, developing projects to engage the community and celebrate artistry. Here are a few recent virtual projects I've had my hand in.
We Breed Monsters
September 23, 2020 || 6:30 PM Mountain
How do people become monsters?
A son becomes one of the world's most infamous serial killers. But some believe his final victim was the real mastermind behind his killings. When their story is pitched for a TV adaptation, two families must revisit this tragedy as they grapple with the sins of their children.
Virtual Reading directed by Jessica Swanson
NextStage Theatre Co.
Get tickets here!
In Loving Memory
May 29, 2020 || 7:30 PM Mountain
We hope you'll join us and tune into Mr. Squirrel’s funeral. Andrew’s worked so hard to put it together.
“In Loving Memory” invites you to meet Andrew, a lonely teenager who has decided to put on a funeral for some roadkill. Watch as he eulogizes, dances, and weeps over this poor woodland creature — along the way, coming to terms with his own heart-wrenching home life.
Written and directed by Kevin Douglas.
Part of the University of Denver's Senior Capstone Productions
Up In the Air
(ten-minute radio play)
Danica just won an all-access around-the-world trip with her favorite popstar. Jaiden's a journalist trying to make ends meet.
Topher's just here to party.
But this booze-fueled party plane is not what it seems. The destination is ever-changing. Food is running out. We may never touch ground -- and we're yet to see our beloved superstar.
Once this flight of fancy takes off, the question remains: will these party people ever get back to ground-level?
World Premiere: May 1, 2020 with Pandemic Collective
Part of Project Outbreak