In March 2020 a bunch of theaters* were producing plays, business as usual, when a global pandemic had other plans. Prioritizing the safety of their communities, they made difficult decisions to cease or postpone programming for the remainder of their seasons. But the story doesn’t end there.
With a spirit of resilience, adaptation, and invitation, they came together to create the Play At Home project, a series of short plays commissioned specifically for this moment of unprecedented isolation to inspire joy and connection for all.
In other words, COVID-19 may have closed the theater buildings, but you can still Play At Home.
BRAND NEW DIGITAL PLAYS FROM THE STATE OF ISOLATION: A HEADLONG PRODUCTION IN ASSOCIATION WITH CENTURY FILMS
How do we respond creatively to a global crisis? What will the enduring legacy of this historic pandemic be?
Headlong and Century Films present a series of 8 digital plays, recorded using digital conference technology, written by a diverse group of celebrated writers in response to the extraordinary circumstances imposed by the Coronavirus pandemic.
These intimate new plays will give an immediate insight into this unprecedented communal experience, meditating on how community, education, work, relationships, family, culture, climate and capitalism are changing on an hourly basis. They will be created using digital conferencing technology and will combine live and pre-recorded material.