There have been many things we missed because of the pandemic. One of them is live theater. Now, Actors Theater of Louisville has decided to start reintroducing live theater experiences as of the end of this year. Actors has been closely monitoring data on the pandemic, including how the disease is affecting the local community and the health system. Given this, the theater approach going forward will continue to include cross-platform storytelling.
At the Bingham Theater, the first production to welcome audiences back is a production of “A Christmas Carol,” which explores this tale in a mixed way using motion capture for virtual and augmented reality experiences. “A Christmas Carol” will take place from December 16th to 19th.
Other in-person events: (excerpt from press release)
“Every shining thing” – Beginning of 2022
The warm, funny and beautifully moving play by Duncan Macmillan that shows how to practice resilience and find reasons to live everywhere.
“Always ready” – Spring / Summer 2022
Created and performed by Christina Acosta Robinson and Ken Robinson, “Still Ready” shares the creative partnership between these multifaceted artists. Blending the magnificent musical compositions of Ken and the stunning artwork and poetry of Christina, this live production celebrates family, faith, identity, and the love and joy of unapologetic black art. and expansive. The virtual production of the original work of The Robinsons released in the spring of 2021 remains available for streaming.
“Dracula: a radio play” – Streaming now-nov. 7
Join the hunt for the world’s most infamous vampire! Inspired by the innovative show from suspense master Orson Welles, this electrifying listening experience comes to life through the talents of the Actors Theater creative team, working with award-winning radio professionals. Tune in for a spooky trip to Transylvania you won’t soon forget! For more information and tickets visit ActorsTheater.org.
“In the laboratory: a look at the Dracula process” – October 1 at 7 p.m. EDT, with recording available October 2-5
This virtual event offers a glimpse of the work in progress as we move towards a new in-person production of “Dracula” for the Halloween season 2022. This upcoming show will also feature Louisville in the adaptation of Kate Hamill, and audiences will meet the creative team and hear clips from Hamill’s screenplay, which reimagines the classic as “a bit of a fantasy of feminist revenge ”. For more information and tickets visit ActorsTheater.org.
“Collective care: finding freedom and joy through movement and the arts” – Virtual event on November 4 at 7 p.m. EDT
This virtual presentation is organized from a workshop led by nurse, artist and creative caregiver Tara Rynders. Rynders is the founder of The Clinic, which combines art, music, movement and benevolent science to create immersive experiences and resilience workshops for healthcare professionals.
Actors Theater of Louisville is partnering with Rynders and the Kentucky Nurses Association to bring this work to Kentucky, to support the health and well-being of our nursing communities. For more information and tickets visit ActorsTheater.org.
“A Christmas carol: a radio play” – Broadcast from Nov. 16 to Dec. 31
An Actors Theater of Louisville audio adaptation of Charles Dickens’ tale, created in collaboration with expert radio producers and sound designers, returns this winter.
Here are the current virtual theater experiences, available to stream now:
Projects include the Drama League Award-nominated ‘Where are we sitting on the bus?‘ and ‘Ali Summit, ‘inspired by the summit of black athletes and politicians who supported Muhammad Ali’s conscientious objection to military service, and the collection “COVID-Classics,” which includes “The Breasts of Tiresias ” (Official selection of the BlackFilm Fest ATL 2021, in Atlanta). Projects available in streaming can be found here.
Keep Louisville interesting and support LEO Weekly by subscribing to our newsletter here. In return, you will receive news with a benefit and the latest information on where to eat, drink and go out in Derby City.
follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.