Virtual Productions & Special Projects

 

From the moment Play is the Thing became a thing, we were invited to work on some very special projects and began rehearsals for virtual productions to stay creative, and creating, in the changed artistic landscape of Covid-19. 

Read on to learn more about these productions & special projects!

Past Productions

GHOST HOUSE

by Rachel Bublitz

OCTOBER 2020

This spooky production was a world premiere and has since been published and produced five more times around the country.

Rehearsed and performed entirely online, this production had two casts of 7 students each, allowing us to maintain the wonderful feeling of ensemble work we all miss so much about live theatre.

Learn more about the Ghost House script here.

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SUPER HAPPY AWESOME NEWS!

by Denver Casado & Jessica Penzias

DECEMBER 2020

This musical, created early on in the Covid-19 pandemic, and designed to give kids a place to reflect on and express their experiences during this time, was so much fun to work on!

 

Each of the 10 cast members really got a chance to shine!

 

presented through special arrangement with Beat by Beat Press (www.bbbpress.com).

Special Projects

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SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK

with WSD

SEPTEMBER 2020

School administrators at Weilenmann School of Discovery reached out to us when the annual 8th grade trip to the Utah Shakespeare Festival was cancelled due to Covid-19.

 

We collaborated on a  two-day outdoor Shakespeare in the Park experience around Macbeth, which they would be studying later in the year. Exploring the themes, characters, and story of the tragedy through active drama exercises and games, our three drama specialists led the group of over 50 students to a better understanding of the text and relevant connections to the present.

 

The final afternoon culminated in a choreographed battle sequence involving the entire incredible group of students that absolutely blew us educators away!

 

 

 

 

Reach out to explore setting up a special project like this one with your group!

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PURIM SPIEL 2021

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PURIM SPIEL 2021

with TEMPLE HAR SHALOM

FEBRUARY 2021

With in-person services on-hold for nearly a year due to Covid-19, the leaders of Temple Har Shalom wanted to engage their young people and bring their community together with an original Purim Spiel performance! Purim is celebrated each year in the re-telling of the story of Queen Esther who saved her fellow Jews from death at the hands of the evil Haman in 5th Century Persia. 

Working with 8 incredibly talented and dedicated young people, we met virtually each week over two months, writing and rehearsing an original Purim spiel to present in a virtual watch party with the whole congregation on the eve of Purim! Each student was able to contribute in the way they felt most engaged- acting, writing, directing and stage managing to bring this project to life with a hilarious and successful final production they could each feel ownership of and pride in!

Reach out to explore setting up a special project like this one with your group!