Sunday, November 27, 2022

Missing W&M theater? You can tune in virtually this season

Hands Up is one of the four virtual performances the W&M theatre department plans on showcasing in the fall. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of the College of William & Mary's website)
Hands Up is one of the four virtual performances the W&M theatre department plans on showcasing in the fall. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of the College of William & Mary’s website)

William & Mary’s Department of Theatre, Speech and Dance has announced its virtual theatre schedule during the coronavirus.

Tickets are $7 each and free for W&M students.

Attendees can choose from two virtual plays and two virtual concerts which will be live streamed or edited into films, according to the university’s news release.

Guest Director of Citizen Alise Larder is shooting the performance as a short film at the university — she said the virtual platform will be “more accessible” to people in and outside Williamsburg.

“The digital platform completely opened a new creative box for me,” she said in a prepared statement. “My hope is that it will feel more intimate and tangible.”

All the performances can be viewed at the “viewer’s leisure,” too.

“This season is different from past seasons of William & Mary theatre in that it centers Black, indigenous and people of color writers and artists,” Director and W&M professor for Africana Studies Omiyęmi Artisia Green said in a prepared statement. “I hope the students are reminded of their resilience and inherent creativity.”

“For as we often say in this tradition: ‘The show must go on’.”

Here are the following fall performances:

Sept. 17-20

  • “Citizen” by Claudia Rankin, adapted for stage by Stephen Sachs. Directed by Alise Larder.

Oct. 1-4

  • “Reaching Out & Leaning In: Explorations Through Dance I”

Oct. 29-Nov. 1

  • The New Black Fest’s “Hands Up” directed by Amanda L. Andrei, S. Lewis Feemster, Omiyemi Artisia Green, Keaton Hillman, Claire Pamment, and Elizabeth Wiley

Nov. 5-8

  • “Reaching Out & Leaning In: Explorations Through Dance II”

You can buy tickets online here, call 757-221-2674 or buy them in person at the Kimball Theatre, 428 Duke of Gloucester St. Tuesday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information, visit the W&M’s box office website.

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