Heads up for the week of Oct. 12 – 18, 2020

by Lynn on October 12, 2020

in The Passionate Playgoer

Heads up for the week of Oct. 12-18

Monday, Oct. 12, 2020.

An Informal Benefit Reading from Red Bull Theatre :  www.news@redbulltheater.com
TONIGHT | Monday, October 12, 2020
(will be available for viewing until Oct. 16 at 7:00 pm.


Keith Hamilton Cobb’s AMERICAN MOOR is the award-winning, tour-de-force play that takes audiences behind-the-scenes and into the audition room as an African-American actor responds to the demands of a white director presuming to better understand Shakespeare’s iconic black character, Othello. A passionate and poetic exploration, AMERICAN MOOR is an essential look at the experience and perspective of black men in America while challenging the capacity of the American theatre to make all people fully visible and embraced. 

For this special benefit occasion, the original Off-Broadway cast, Keith Hamilton Cobb and Josh Tyson, will offer an informal reading of his play from their homes. Ayana Workman will read stage directions. They will bring Cobb’s text to life for a whole new audience, simply and without ornamentation.

(also be aware, Monday, Oct. 19, also offered through Red Bull Theatre in New York is a reading of KEENE, a melding of the lives of Ira Aldridge, the first Black American actor and the PhD student studying him.)

Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 at 7:30 pm

From Studio 180: http://studio180theatre.com

CONTRACTIONS by Mike Bartlett

FALL 2020 – 180 READS: A Digital Presentation

Emma’s been seeing her coworker Darren. She thinks she’s in love. Her boss thinks she’s in breach of contract. In a series of cordial but increasingly tense conversations, the two dissect the differences between “sexual” and “romantic,” negotiate the length of Emma’s interoffice relationship, and face the consequences of shrinking privacy and binding contracts.

Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020

From Sheridan College as part of its Canadian Music Theatre Project: www.sheridancollege.ca

You’re Invited! Michael Rubinoff, Producing Artistic Director, invites you to the 2020 Canadian Music Theatre Project: Festival of New Musicals, taking place on Sunday, October 18, 2020.

The 45-minute presentations will be streamed live to YouTube, with each writing team providing commentary for their project. Presentations are taking place at the following times:

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18 (Eastern Time)

2:00PM – Living the Dream premiere(live reading)
5:00PM – burden of proof premiere
8:00PM – Almost a Full Moon premierePresentations will remain online for public viewing until Sunday, October 25 at 9 PM (ET).   LINK TO VIRTUAL PRESENTATIONS

Sheridan College not only produces some of our best musical theatre artists but also some terrific musicals (Come From Away anyone?)

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