Like many area companies, while performances are closed due to the pandemic, Olney Theatre Center (OTC) has developed programs to deepen their connection with audiences through online platforms.
- On Saturday, April 4 starting at 5pm, OTC Artistic Director Jason Loewith will explore the impact of the pandemic on local theatres with a panel featuring Raymond O. Caldwell, Artistic Director of Theater Alliance, Maria Manuela Goyanes, Artistic Director of Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Ryan Rilette, Artistic Director of Round House Theatre and Peter Marks, chief theatre critic for The Washington Post.
OTC will announce its 2020-21 Season on Saturday, April 4 at 11am.
View both events on Olney’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.
- Audiences can see OTC’s production of The Amateurs, the 14th century survival comedy by Jordan Harrison streaming online in a pay per view performance now through its original closing date, April 5.
View The Amateurs on Vimeo.
– Free classes start March 30
Olney Theatre will begin offering 8 hours daily of free online classes for all ages via Zoom and taught by staff members, National Players and apprentices. Offerings include storytimes, crafting, playwriting, acting, movement and monologue coaching, play reading and much more. No pre-registration is required.
Schedule of classes at olneytheatre.org/online
– Collecting home stories
This project began during Olney’s production of Miss You Like Hell. People are invited to record 3-minute stories answering the question: “How has the meaning of “home” changed during quarantine? What unique experience can you share that will make us laugh, surprise us with an unexpected twist or help us feel less alone?”
People can record their stories directly through the player available at olneytheatre.org/stories