** This article has been updated with the show date of 2nd May 2020. For full details on this production please visit https://theremoteread.com/ **
We are proud to announce an exclusive series of virtual play readings, starting in April 2020. This is a groundbreaking project to produce live virtual theatre performances, which will raise money for stage technicians and creatives forced out of work by COVID-19, as well as nominated charities.
CurtainCall is partnering with US-based non-profit organisation Apples and Oranges arts, on this project which will provide paid work for key creatives and technicians in new digital stage jobs. Members of CurtainCall can apply directly through the platform's job page.
The first series will feature cast members including Jenna Coleman (Victoria, Doctor Who), David Morrissey (Hangmen, Britannia, The Walking Dead), and Denise Gough (Olivier Award winner, People, Places & Things), and will raise money for nominated charity, The Felix Project.
The creative and technical team will all work remotely on each production - which will then be live streamed through video conferencing tool Zoom.
The first live performance will be on Saturday 2nd May 2020 at 7pm. Please visit https://theremoteread.com/ for full details on how to purchase tickets etc.
CurtainCall is one of two companies currently on the Broadway Tech Accelerator program, supported by the Shubert Organization and IT Mentors.
Co-founder of CurtainCall, Matt Humphrey said:
“At a time when the whole world is consuming content, yet studios and theatres across the globe have shut down, we wanted to get talented creatives and technicians working together again. Our community is passionate about collaborating on creative projects, and The Remote Read is going to help them do just that.”
Co-founder of CurtainCall, John Schwab said:
“It is through telling stories that we connect with our fellow professionals, and audiences. These unprecedented circumstances have dictated and constrained traditional methods of doing this. We’re excited to explore new ways to bring storytelling to as many people in the best, most innovative way possible.”
Founder of Apples & Oranges, Tim Kashani said:
“As we all embrace virtual connections as a way to feed our artistic spirit, I thank and support all in our community working to light a spark of joy in these challenging times.”
About Apples and Oranges Arts
Apples and Orange Arts, a non-profit organization dedicated to “taking the starving out of artist,” applies models that treats artists as founders, creating an opportunity to interact with experts in the storytelling, production, financing, distribution and business of show business. Forged by husband and wife team Tim and Pamela Kashani, Apples and Oranges Arts creates a marriage of technology and the arts. Apples and Oranges Arts combines the team’s diverse involvement in the entertainment industry with experience in the tech start-up and enterprise IT worlds to develop and produce new musicals in cutting-edge physical and virtual ways.
About Broadway Tech Accelerator
Broadway Tech combines the theatre business experience of Broadway's Shubert Organization with the unique technology development and training assets of IT Mentors. Supplemented by a network of top-executives and professionals in the entertainment space, Broadway Tech provides participants with a comprehensive view and understanding of the live entertainment business landscape.
About The Felix Project
The Felix Project is a charitable organisation powered by volunteers, that saves surplus food from suppliers and redistributes it to charities and schools.
Do you have a one act play or piece that you think would work as a virtual presentation? If you do, Curtain Call would love to hear from you.
With participants such as Jenna Coleman, Denise Gough and David Morrissey already confirmed, it stands to be a fantastic opportunity to get your work heard and “seen”.
Please send a logline, a brief synopsis and your script for consideration to firstname.lastname@example.org