Missing live theater? Watch it at home
Local theaters, from Shea’s to small community venues, are dark this month, due to COVID-19 precautions, but if you need a theater fix, there is plenty to be found from the comfort of your home. Podcasts and streaming opportunities are abundant and many are free. Here are some to explore:
Amy’s Horse: Ten-minute plays with interviews with playwrights; amyshorse.com
Ashland Play4Keeps: Professionally produced podcasts of full-length plays; play4keeps.org
At the Table: Casual reads of new full-length plays; chargingmoosemedia.com/atthetablepodcast.html
Broadway HD: Exactly what it sounds like. Seven-day free trial available. broadwayhd.com
Marquee TV: Theater, opera, ballet streaming. Thirty-day free trial available. marquee.tv
Metroplitan Opera: Offering free nightly HD streams from its catalog; metopera.org
The Social Distancing Festival: Streaming (some live!) of opera and theater: https://www.socialdistancingfestival.com/?fbclid=IwAR2L6hhO1n8QOPmBwXMzINeag-E22bwgpOjRmTghEdgqq-v2qT_hckWP_zk
Stars in the House: Broadway stars and more perform daily to raise money for actorsfund.org.
Theater Wit: The theater will present remote viewing of the amazing off-Broadway play, Teenage Dick. Buy tickets at theaterwit.org.
Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company Archive: Full stream of We’re Gonna Die. https://youngjeanlee.org/work/were-gonna-die/