Hello and welcome to the pandemic edition of Unknown Playwrights’ theatrical link dump. This is where we usually post all sorts of fascinating, interesting a titillating links related to theatre. But theatre is closed. Except it isn’t. It’s gone online and we will bring you those online links soon.
Usually this link dump is brought to you by theatrical posters, but this week (same as last) it’s brought to you by shows closed due to pandemic.
Famous playwrights are not immune to pandemic.
A fun Canadian theatre is doing fun Canadian-y things online
Read an almost NSFW play about the last bottle of hand sanitizer on Earth.
Roberto Bolaño’s 2666 is available via free streaming from the Goodman Theatre.
Some crazy-ass German puppetry (is there really any other kind?)
American playwright/iconoclast David Hansen has been
forcing asking actors to record his short plays whilst in quarantine. The results are hilariously compelling. Mister Hansen was also the subject of this week’s Monologue Monday.
Drunk MacBeth, drunk Pride & Prejudice, all based in Berlin.
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Lin-Manuel Miranda are having a cute playoff on Twitter. Here is Andrew’s version of a Hamilton song.
RSC’s Richard II is so hot right now. Browse around their site. They have plenty of other streaming options.
When 30 playwrights write monologues of the livestream audience’s choosing.
Caveat comedy group is livestreaming their shows.
The Globe Theatre is streaming Shakespeare plays (if you have the dough). Arseholes.
Supermegafamous playwright Young Jean Lee gave a free online storytelling class. I didn’t want to download the platform, so you can figure out how to watch it.
Is Tiny Theatre2020’s version of the Little Theatre Movement?
Theatre without theatre (but with Instagram)
Here’s a link with even more links/overview of online theatre resources
Tony and Helen Hayes-winning actress Alice Ripley has been livestreaming
This claims to be a livestreaming thing from Hungary, but I have no idea where said stream is. #theatrepeople
Livestream a bunch of Broadway shows for free, including shows with Orlando Bloom, Lee J. Cobb and Hugh Jackman
All the Web’s a Stage will happen April 23.
Something for the kiddos.
This list is shorter than most lists , for obvious reasons. If you have any other online theatre stuff, feel free to message me with the link and I’ll add it.
In the meantime, here is a short play about a suicidal candy bar. Because of course it is!