3073557 How live theatre is still running, despite lockdown
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Marisha Wallace , whose work for the stage includes Dreamgirls, Aladdin, and a waitress, is among the singers for Leave a light On
Since the Covid-19 closed auditoriums in the world, theatre, been, picking, bands, shows, from The Library shelf, to stream online, for those of you feeling starved of play.
But a couple of artists who try something Radical - live-streaming-services from home. It is an Audience - But it is not easy to work around the technology.
Brian to act Lonsdale life, for 17 years. It has its headquarters in Newcastle, to feed where there is A Family and, in These Days , At Home .
"If the coronavirus, I sat down with a Twitter chat with a couple of actor-colleagues to discuss what would bring The Next months," he Says . Brian Lonsdale: "Acting is not exactly a safe Profession . "
“the Acting is not exactly a safe job and everything was easy to break Together . So we have the Coronavirus theatre Club (CTC) - and it moved. "
CTC is an online platform for writers, Directors and actors, he explains.
“send The Work to us. Samples digitally, And Then every Sunday at 7pm we will stream five live monologues, Back To back.
“I'm pretty much work the it at any hour of The Day , hundreds and hundreds of Theater-people just want to.
“I'm written the scripts, And Then pair of actors with Directors and see who wants to do what. I've learn so much.
"Every day, I'm going to find That it is not something I can do or something I should do. My Life as an actor has to learn lines, say them On Stage , And Then it's off to the pub.
“Now I'm sharing The Work with my colleague, Sam Neale and Michael Blair, and the reactions were fantastic. We had 1,000 followers within two hours. "
CTC-streams of the monologues on Twitter, he explains.
“Every actor is to be based At Home in front of your phone, you, or maybe you're on a tripod. I'll give you an exact start time and That should be all you have to worry about; you know That they start at 7. 13 o'clock or whatever.
“you are live on your Twitter account, and I stream them to the account. It is my job to try to make it seamless. "
you are considering the expansion of the pure monologue, Says Lonsdale.
“a Lot of artists will isolate themselves with other actors and so we could, for example, two of the Performers - or even have a scene, the schism between the different parts of the Country . " James Farley stars in Captain Corelli of Barry McStay for National eTheatr
The CTC So Far haven't ventured into the musical performance. But That is the focus, Leave a light On, will lead you through the production of the company Lambert Jackson, which especially presents concert performances of musicals.
There is a fee for shows, The Theatre Café website as a portal.
there is Currently an ambitious schedule of three 45-minute concerts daily at 14:30, 16:30 and 18:30 BST.
are you a solo-appearances of the kitchen or the Living Room - a real test of the Performers , vocal skills (and taste in home decor). Jordan Luke Gage is also the implementation of home Leave a light On
Up to Now , you have life, But to move you ' re to a recorded format recorded. Eliza Lambert Says , The Problem is The Connection to artists houses.
“still Shows ‘live', the love of the Audience . But there is no point, snake, great performer, if the technology is not reliable, and of course broadband is Under Pressure Now . "
Lambert Says , the concerts, the relatively new company tick more financially. Little Mix or Frank Sinatra
“But we also knew so many friends, the artists were in despair, they work to keep. So we developed our series with the West End Performers - Some have a fan-base, and Some are just starting out.
“will you sing Some of your favorite Songs - Sometimes That is what she is already singing on the stage, or Sometimes it's a Little Mix or Frank Sinatra .
“We have a tech team, which contacts you and talks about you, where you place The Phone , and do a sound check. In General, there are eight or nine Songs . "
For Some shows there are More Than 1,000 people were living in (there is no archive yet). Everyone wants a high level of production, so the obvious problem is the provision of music was to sing. Technical challenges
"Some of the Performers accompany themselves on piano or guitar, or even ukulele," Says Lambert .
“usually our Music Director , Josh Winston through the list, and we will deliver a piano track for use on The Day . It is amazing how quickly we developed a method That for all of this, if we had to. "
Lambert Jackson is an impressive operation on the back of an existing company has built.
However, Barry McStay, an Irish actor, based in London, to be Set Up again.
It started with a live operation, But he concluded That life offers too many technical challenges for a small business.
He decided to go with new, But recorded material. His chosen platform is YouTube, he explains. Live chat
“We do 7. 30 four evenings in the week - 7. 30 just feels The Right time for The Theatre .
“My first idea was also to interview a four-way video with me, the author, The Director and the actors, so we had a discussion about the monologue and not just the piece itself.
“But I soon realized That all of the streaming services are Under Pressure because so many people are online, every night in lockdown. It just wasn't stable enough.
“Also, it seemed That I had started a great new admin job, while locked up in my apartment-That was The Plan all to simplify so That I needed.
“So, Now it is recorded That it is reliable, But it is still a live text chat so people can give their opinions. And the parts are all there for the people then. "Common experience
Some eTheatr monologues relate to Covid-19-But not all. A last piece of The cloak of invisibility, a middle-class London, Mama was losing Her Job .
"What is the quality of the writing and The Performance really counts," Says McStay. “I wanted everything to coronavirus. "
Marianka Swain is The Journalist who runs the UK side of The American Theater website Broadway world.
"We had a lot of success in the shutdown of our Living Room concerts series with artists from musicals such as Lauren Drew and Christina Bennington," she Says .
“So far, we will not go into the live track, But it has done something to the page and I can see The Argument for you.
“It would be great to reproduce, the common experience, this is one of the strengths That you are in a Theater.
Swain Says , there is no reason why the new Generation of Streaming-drama should not continue to be in addition to offered from the major venues like the National Theatre .
"If The National stream, One Man , Two Guvnors recently (The Hit 2011 comedy with James Corden ) got a really big Audience ," she Says .
“But what was obvious was the number of chatter about the whole experience on Social Media : I'm sure there are people That have never gone out to see in the Lyttelton theatre.
“So coronavirus makes us discover new possibilities, drama. But , of course, the Performers and the Audience will be so happy when we will all be back in a theatre again. "
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