We are excited to bring our houses into yours this year. Introducing our 2021 Digital Season — a bold, contemporary mix of all-new virtual theatre featuring two streaming, fully produced and filmed, digital works, along with a collection of three live-streamed play readings. We are grateful for our audiences, subscribers and audiences, and thank you for your continued support, especially during these unprecedented times. We know you will be thrilled with our Digital Season’s virtual productions, adapted for your screen at home. We look forward to returning to the stage once again with all of you, soon.
Three New Plays.
Local artists. Extraordinary stories.
Hellyoutalmbout or They Changed Their Minds
By M. L. Roberts
March 19 & 20
Raised by their uncle from a young age, orphaned twins Roland and Janelle prepare to celebrate their 30th birthdays. But an act of violence breaks apart the family gathering, revealing secrets that have been long kept. Meanwhile, a conservative reporter works to reclaim her fanbase after a scandal derails her career. Finding magic, humor and danger along the way, each of them are forced to confront who they really are and what they can become.
Crumbs / Migas
By Rebecca Tourino Collinsworth
April 16 & 17
In a fictional Latin American country, two hungry children are orphaned by a U.S. backed coup. Fifteen years later, they return, a modern-day Hansel and Gretel, to follow what migas they can in search of their father. Revisiting the scene of the violence they survived, they discover a landscape of secrets and sacrifice they are only beginning to understand. Delivered through compact and electric dialogue, and leavened with compassion and even humor, Crumbs / Migas is a play about the grief and grace we encounter on the way home.
Hellyoutalmbout Part II
By M. L. Roberts
June 11 & 12
We are pleased to present the next installment of playwright and Core Company artist M.L. Roberts‘ HellYouTalmBout. This exclusive ACTLocal Live play reading reassembles the cast and director Steve H. Broadnax III on ACT’s virtual stage. In the play, orphaned twins prepare to celebrate their 30th birthdays. But an act of violence breaks apart the family gathering, revealing secrets that have been long kept.
Programming note: The Optimist or What Space Travel Means to Me – a musical allegory based on the songs of Jimi Hendrix, was originally scheduled to be presented as part of ACTLocal Live and your digital season package in June. This exciting play by Stacy D. Flood and directed by Kelly McMahon will be workshopped in-person at ACT in the not-so-distant future. Please stay tuned for more information soon.
The collection of ACTLocal Live play readings will be streamed live on Zoom. These readings are only only available through purchase of the 2021 digital season package.
Closed Captioning will be available for all 2021 Digital Season programs.
If you need any assistance with your purchase, please call the Ticket Office at 206.292.7676 Tuesday-Friday, 12:00pm-5:00pm.
*Package base price is $75, all package orders will be charged a $3 credit card processing fee.