Theatre and Dance In New Orleans During the Corona Pandemic
COVID is spreading rapidly in Louisiana, and we are very appreciative that our city and state are taking this crisis seriously. But don't worry art lovers!!! Even a Shelter in Place ordinance cannot keep our artists from creating and connecting to people (virtually). Below are upcoming events and recommendations to keep us inspired and connected while we are staying safe at our homes. More info at: www.TheNewOrleansBoxOffice.com
NO PANTS SHAKESPEARE
Streaming live right into your probably pantsless home, Tennessee Williams Theatre Company (TWTC) is sponsoring this first New Orleans No Pants Play Production live-streamed event, conceived up by Eleanor Pritchard and Nathaniel Twarog, to offer a sense of connection and a twinkle of live performance in these unusual times. Will the actors be wearing pants? Who knows? Who cares? You'll never be able to tell. This "staged" reading will be broadcast from the actors' homes to your screen to maintain social distance while providing an opportunity to do something everyone loves!
Friday, April 3rd 7pm CST The virtual show link will be available at 6:45pm at https://www.facebook.com/events/513972589193933/
WAITING FOR THE SHOW: A Waiting for Godot Parody
Vladimiranda, played by Dede Onassis, and Estrogen-tilly, played by Zeit-Geist, wait for a show to start which will never begin. Adapted with bedazzled characters, New Orleans references, and with a drag makeover. The drama will be presented as a socially distanced reading with costumes via Zoom at 8 p.m. Saturday. Viewing is free, but viewers interested in supporting the performers can donate or tip via Venmo and Cash App (and receive some special perks!)
Saturday, April 4th 8pm CST Zoom: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/702211984l Click Here to Pay for Perks
Adults and Kids are Invited to Write a Play with Goat in the Road
Goat in the Road Productions released its first digital version of a Play/Write lesson. Play/Write is an award-winning writing program with a decade-long history in New Orleans schools. Write a short play by 5pm on Thursday April 2 and submit it Goat in the Road to be read by professional actors next week! Fun for kids, adults and everyone in between! The "lesson" is only 11min but it gets your creative juices flowing! Try it out!
NOLA Dancers Can't Stop!
If you are not following Artivism on instagram (or Facebook) we HIGHLY recommend it! For the past two weeks company members have been posting videos of them dancing at home, at parks, in personal studio space, any where with social distance. 15-30 sec clips of New Orleans dancers moving, staying healthy, and expressing themselves! They are a great pick me up (especially the video featuring one of the dancers baby!!) Check out their page at https://www.instagram.com/artivismdance/
Get up and Move with Dancing Grounds!
Dancing Grounds has officially launched #DGTV movement series online class schedule! Online classes include Bounce n' Line, Hip Hop, Caribbean DanceHall, Contemporary, Barre Above®, Pilates, Gyrokinesis® and more (kids classes coming soon).
For the full online class schedule and tech tips on how to watch Instagram live classes from your desktop and mobile device CLICK HERE. Classes are free but if you have the means please donate at dancinggrounds.org or text #DGTV to 44-321 to help keep the work going and support their teachers. 10am, 2pm, & 6pm Daily http://www.dancingrounds.org/classes
Let Your Voice Be Heard!
The NOLA Project is having a March Madness of their own! You can vote every morning starting at 9:30am, for the best NOLA Project production over the past 15 years! "March Madness doesn't have to mean March SADness! We've got a BOLD Bracket where YOU decide who survives and advances. 🏆" Check it out now: https://www.facebook.com/thenolaproject/
The Back Film Festival of New Orleans 2020 Online Edition
Beginning March 29 and ending April 13th we will be streaming short films created by black independent filmmakers from around the country and here in New Orleans on ourYouTube channel BFFNOtv
Each day on our instagram page@blackfilmfestnowe will be doing a live filmmaker Q&A featuring performances by New Orleans finest comedians, poets, musicians and more.
On April 1 we will begin our community film project where you can contribute dialogue and action to our community script for a film that will be virtually directed by New Orleans filmmaker Kenneth Brown set to premiere on Sunday April 12.
More info: BFFNO.com