• LIVE STREAM

    Rest to Protest

    By  Harriet Beynon,  Mahesh Parkar,  Jonny Khan,  Beth Fisher,  Perpetua Png, Louise Valente

    POSTED: Jul 30, 2020
    Offer:

    http://resttoprotest.co.uk/

    Dates:

    August 1 - August 5

    Summary:

    Rest To Protest is an online collection of art and stories. 

    Each day will bring a new experience of rest.

    Stories will be awake during certain hours of the day, giving you an opportunity to absorb them in your own time. They will stay awake for around an hour at a time. Whilst the stories are awake, you can access them as many times as you wish.

    The stories will go to sleep for periods of time to encourage personal rest and reflection.

    Transcripts of the audio will be available to increase access to the stories.

    Rest To Protest are a group of emerging artists exploring how individuals can truly ‘rest’ in a world obsessed with productivity. This is their opportunity to give breathing space and time to the people who have given it to them. They reject talking at each other and instead give time to truly listen to these voices.

     

    Sloane Sq, London SW1W 8ASGB
  • LIVE STREAM

    Beautiful Thing

    By Jonathan Harvey

    POSTED: Jul 30, 2020
    Offer:

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/stay-true-an-lgbtq-theatre-company?utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link-tip

    The stream is $10 with funds raised go towards the future fully staged production of "Beautiful Thing" postponed due to COVID-19.

    Dates:

    August 6th @ 7:30 p.m.

    Summary:

    Beautiful Thing tells the story of shy Jamie and athletic Ste are teen boys who live near each other in the London projects. Neither has an ideal home life: Jamie’s mother Sandra is bitter over her financial situation and her romantic life, but she’s willing to settle for a bloke named Tony and cover up her disappointment with scathing humor. Ste’s father and brother abuse him in the form of escalating domestic squabbles and actual beatings.

    Both think they could be gay, and finally explore their feelings when Ste is allowed to stay over at Jamie's place after an incident with his father. There, the boys grow close and open themselves up to the idea of homosexuality, while Sandra and quirky teen neighbor, Leah offer much needed emotional support.

  • LIVE STREAM

    Black Trans Women: An Evening of Short Plays

    By Dezi Bing, CeCe Suazo, Douglas Lyons

    POSTED: Jul 30, 2020
    Offer:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_izG1q7zzSpS4P8x8u54pUQ

    Dates:

    Aug 5 @ 8 p.m.

    Summary:

    A live streamed evening of three works offering a glimpse into the lived experiences of Black trans women. 

    The works presented are Things Unknown by Dezi Bing (Wig Out, Black Trans Girls...), You Will Nevaaa... by CeCe Suazo (Street Children, Incongruence), and Sunshine by Douglas Lyons (Beau, Chicken and Biscuits).

    222 Sargent Dr, New Haven CT 06511
  • LIVE STREAM

    Finish the Fight

    By Ming Peiffer

    POSTED: Jul 29, 2020
    Offer:

    https://timesevents.nytimes.com/finishthefight

    Dates:

    Aug 18 @ 7 p.m. EST

    Summary:

    They were tireless organizers. Tenacious fighters. And political geniuses. They were Black and Latinx. Indigenous and immigrant. Together, they won women the right to vote and laid the cornerstone for gender equality in the United States. Yet their stories have rarely been told. Until now.

    This August, we give voice to these heroes of the suffrage movement. Join us for the premiere of this innovative new performance. Learn why their fight is far from over.

    Finish the Fight: The Story Behind the Story

    As part of its examination of the 19th Amendment centennial, The New York Times is publishing a new book, called “Finish the Fight!: The Brave and Revolutionary Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote.” Written by Times journalists, the book explores diverse women who fought for suffrage, but have been less recognized for their work.

    The Times also asked playwright Ming Peiffer and director Whitney White to adapt some of the book’s biographies into a new form of theatrical storytelling, with invented scenes and imagined conversations among five women. The events of their lives, and their accomplishments, are real.

  • LIVE STREAM

    BOLD 2020 Ten Minute Play Festival

    By Agyeiwaa Asante, Brittani Samuel, Chanel Carroll, Jazmine Stewart, Kristen Adele Calhoun, Lakhiyia Hicks

    POSTED: Jul 29, 2020
    Offer:

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bold-2020-ten-minute-play-fest-tickets-114344678010

    Reserve now and we will send you a link prior to event.

    Dates:

    Aug 14, 21 & 28 @ 6 p.m. 

     

    Summary:

    “The restoration of our culture is dependent on the amplification of the black womxn’s voice. We are in desperate need of their stories being creatively shared and grafted into American cannon.” - Destinee Rea (Co-Founder of BOLD)

    BOLD believes that black womxn will change the world! In this year alone we have seen the ways black womxn are using their voices to inspire, empower, and shift culture. One of our values is contributing creatively to the telling of our stories and this year we are excited to announce the return of our ten minute play fest. This year features new work written by Agyeiwaa Asante, Brittani Samuel, Chanel Carroll, Jazmine Stewart, Kristen Adele Calhoun, Lakhiyia Hicks. Directed by Kristolyn Lloyd, Tavia Jefferson, and Bianca LaVerne Jones.

    This year’s theme is “BOLD 2020” and we are highlighting black womxn who write with urgency in light of and/or in response to the systemic silencing of black womxn’s voices.

     

     

  • LIVE STREAM

    Paletas de Coco

    By Franky Gonzalez

    POSTED: Jul 29, 2020
    Offer:

    https://www.facebook.com/1609131137/posts/10220500704100153/?d=n

    Dates:

    July 26th @ 7:30 Central Time, 8:30 p.m. Eastern

    Summary:

    A reading of Franky Gonzalez's award winning play.

  • LIVE STREAM

    Is it Supposed to Last?

    By William Burke

    POSTED: Jul 28, 2020
    Offer:

    https://playco.org/events/supposed-to-last/?dm_i=4ZPT,BEVG,2FSGVT,16RYZ,1

    Dates:

    August 10, 11 & 12 @ 7:30 p.m. EST

    Summary:

    In this meditation on when the fun gets spoiled and the nurturing gets toxic, two actors will wrap themselves in streamers and ask “What happens when we can’t take care of you?”

  • PODCAST

    THE MS PHOENIX RISING

    By Katie Brook, Trish Harnetiaux

    POSTED: Jul 28, 2020
    Offer:
    Dates:

    Available until further notice.

    Summary:

    It’s 2022 and in six short weeks The MS Phoenix Rising will set sail, marking the relaunch of the cruise ship industry after a prolonged shutdown. Tensions are high as the front office desperately races to pull it all together. Whose idea was it again to hype the new route by touting a recreation of Christopher Columbus’ voyage through the Bahamas? There’s hardly time to dwell on that now, as the team finds themselves in uncharted waters when they hear the on-board entertainment plan is to mount an avant-garde theatre production of Ionesco’s The Chairs.

    The PlayCo commission features  Episode One of six. The rest are in development – stay tuned!

  • LIVE STREAM

    INSIDE VOICE

    By Sky-Pony

    POSTED: Jul 28, 2020
    Offer:

    https://playco.org/events/inside-voice/?dm_i=4ZPT,BEVG,2FSGVT,16RYZ,1

    Dates:

    Available now until further notice.

    Summary:

    WE ARE ALL STUCK AT HOME DURING THE PANDEMIC, BUT ONE LITTLE GIRL DISCOVERS HOW TO FIGHT THE DESPAIR AND MAKE HER WAY BACK TO HOPE.

    An international collaboration between director Aleksei Postnikov, animator Sasha Vodolazhchenko and the band Sky-Pony results in an animated musical short film snapshotting this historic moment in time. The film brings together the talents of eight artists scattered across the globe, all working from home.

  • LIVE STREAM

    LA VIDA NORMAL

    By María Fernanda Videla Urra

    POSTED: Jul 28, 2020
    Offer:

    https://playco.org/events/la-vida-normal/?dm_i=4ZPT,BEVG,2FSGVT,16RYZ,1

    Dates:

    Available now until further notice.

    Summary:

    LA VIDA NORMAL is an experimental short film about a drawing mannequin who enjoys high status as the ideal human figure, but must brave a journey through its own material identity when its experience of the physical world is called into question.

  • LIVE STREAM

    DJANGO IN PAIN

    By Ana Graham, Antonio Vega, Cristobal MarYán

    POSTED: Jul 28, 2020
    Offer:

    https://playco.org/events/django-in-pain/?dm_i=4ZPT,BEVG,2FSGVT,16RYZ,1

    Dates:

    Available now until further notice.

    Summary:

    Exploring the possibilities of creation limited by the constraints of depression and self-isolation, the playwright uses objects found in his home to create a “table-top” show about the misfortunes and adventures of a man and a three-legged dog. This PlayCo commission showcases a few scenes from a work in progress that Ana Graham & Antonio Vega will later develop into a neat, one-hour charming little play the size of a drafting desk. With original music by composer Cristobal MarYán.

    VIEWER ADVISORY: This story is about a character who is dealing with depression and has suicidal thoughts. It contains images of a noose in a tree, and the character with a noose around his neck.

    59 E 59 St, New York NY 10022
  • LIVE STREAM

    IHRAF Live

    POSTED: Jul 28, 2020
    Offer:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtceutpjorHtCNrwVTbgs1DygbU3wJIMZ3

    Dates:

    Aug 15 @ 2 PM

    Summary:

    International Human Rights Art Festival features an afternoon with Zimbabwe poet-in-exile Mbizo Chirasha; Taiwanese-American singer Dee Who; Venezuelan singer-songwriter Luis D'Elias and IHRAF Youth Fellow Uma Menon. Conversation, music, poetry and beauty!

    195 E 3rd St, New York NY 10009