Given that nearly all theater groups in the metro have gone dark during the coronavirus outbreak, Kansas City Public Theatre has devised a couple ingenious online programs, if you feel the need to embrace your inner thespian.
According to a recent email, the troupe has unveiled two unique projects where you can partake right from the comfort of, well, your self-quarantined home. “The arts have the power to help us through these troubling times, so we are announcing two online programs open for anyone to participate,” reads the email.
First up? Theatre Lab’s ambitious “Online Devised Play Project.” Together, up to 30 people will be charged with writing a single play that will be read by a stellar cast and streamed live on Facebook Monday, April 6th at 7:30 p.m. Want to know more? Visit the event link for details and to get signed up for your 60-minute writing slot!
And second—who doesn’t love a good “Virtual Soapbox?” If you have a story, poem, song, monologue, or something you need to get off your chest? Kansas City Public Theatre says why not express it on their soapbox forum? Email your one-minute video to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject SOAPBOX. Your video could end up on the organization’s Facebook page. (PS. Watch your language, submitters. Keep it clean!) But, other than that, participants are encouraged to tell a story—and we bet you have some stories to tell.