THE NEXT STAGE!
WU Theatre goes online
Willamette University Theatre's 2020-21 performances, complete with lighting and sound design, will be broadcast over the internet to our patrons.
Students are being trained in camera operation and realtime editing technique – all a part of the next stage of theatre.
Willamette Theatre has auditioned and cast our first show of the 2020-21 Season: The Memo by Václav Havel, translated by Paul Wilson. Director Susan Coromel leads this "COVID-friendly" production, proving that theatre can thrive during the times of social distancing.
Rehearsals are currently taking place on Zoom. Soon the cast will work separately on Chris Harris' set, where distanced acting spaces mirror the isolated, absurd office environment of the play.
Facemasks and personal protective equipment integrate into the world of costumes, designed by Bobby Brewer-Wallin.
We invite you to be a part of our first Next Stage audience! The show must go on – now in the safe space of your home!
Tickets for broadcast of The Memo will go on sale in early October.
- Patrons will be able to purchase individual tickets, or save money with a multi-show Flexpass – our solution to Subscriptions this season.
- Discounted prices for students & seniors.
- Purchasing a ticket opens access up for broadcast on your favorite devise: Computer, tablet, phone!
- Special events: Free Theatre Town Halls – Visit with the director and cast online during the rehearsals to find out about the play and the process.
The Theatre is still considering the options of Livestream versus Recorded broadcast. Livestream is similar to the traditional attendance, where you can watch the show at a preset evening and matinee schedule. Recorded would allow for a date range viewing.
If you have any questions about broadcast information, including internet concerns, how your device might work, or viewing needs, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.