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Sunday, April 5, 2020

Play at Home ~ short plays that can be performed at home

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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 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 #PlayAtHome.

We started as a small group: Baltimore Center Stage ,  Long Wharf Theatre , The Public Theater , Repertory Theater of St Louis, & Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company committed to finding ways to keep people connected to live theater. Every day, more theaters are jumping in to participate in what we’re hoping becomes a #PlayAtHome national past time.

Partner theaters commission a handful of playwrights each to write 5-10 minute plays that can be performed - by any definition! - at home.

I am an individual who would like to underwrite a playwright. Can I get in on this?

YES PLEASE! Fill out the contact form online and we would be thrilled to help facilitate a commission!

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