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SINCE 2020

Zoom Theatre is live theatre for our times.  Using web based conferencing software, Zoom delivers fully staged live theatre to a live audience. Zoom is not a staged reading.  Zoom is not a webcast of a previously recorded performance.  Zoom is live every time. The shows are selected and staged specifically for webcam presentation. You'll see and hear every moment from the best seat in the house, and you are part of the event, just like in a real theater. 
 
Three components are core to Zoom Theatre: 

 

  • Every performance is live for a limited, pre-registered audience.
  • Shows are fully staged specifically for webcam presentation to take advantage of the strengths of the medium.
  • The audience can fully participate in the show by opening their mics. This brings you into the event so that the actors can hear you respond to their performance live, in real-time.

Latest Comments ...

  • We are all facing a new reality and this was a fantastic introduction to help me organize my plans for our theatre.
  • Clear information; planning to do virtual theatre production this fall
  • Some good information to consider. Some good suggestions for software.
  • Because I knew absolutely nothing about how to do Virtual Theatre!
  • It provided a wide variety of information needed to do a live show.
  • There was so much information! I didn't understand all of the terminology, but if I have access to the slideshow, I'll be able to look things up. I took pages of notes.
  • Bravo to you for continuing to produce "Live" theatre during these uncertain times!  I applaud your creativity and talent.  Thanks for sharing this with us!
  • Pat: Thanks for doing this work. Found ACTUALLY compelling and the Webinar very informative. Will definitely keep up with your productionss.
  • We have staged 13 plays on Zoom. We have learned few things too. 
  • Pat's Zoom theatre webinar was informative, interesting, and inspirational. I'm glad you are pioneering the process!

Statistics

6
Shows / Events
34
Actors
15
Production
Staff
26
Performances
110
Green Screens /
Mics / WebCams / ...
75
Zoom Rehearsals
1,062
Hours on Zoom
1,782
Audience Members

Frequently Asked Questions

Top 10 FAQ (Click here for more)

Will you will be able to hear me?

Only if you want us to. We can not turn your mic on without your permission. At the start of the show, we will give instructions for how to signal if you want your mic on. You should only turn your mic on if you are in a quiet environment and can observe general theatre etiquette (no side talking, no eating). You should keep your mic off if you are in a noisey place or are unable to maintain a quiet environment for the length of the performance.

Can someone watch the show with me?

Yes! Tickets are issued per device and while there is a maximum of 100 devices per performance (including cast and crew), you can invite as many people to watch that device with you as you like.

This is free?

Yes! If you would like to make a donation to Zoom, at the end of the show we will share a link so that you can do so. A percentage of donations will go towards Artist Relief funds.

Is this a recording, or is it live?

It's live!  Every Zoom Theatre show is performed live, with the actors (frequently in different locations) saying the words and living the stories as you watch them. Every performance is different, so come back more than once!

Is Zoom Theatre part of Zoom Video Communications?

No! Zoom Theatre is a completely seperate and unaffiliated organization and has no connection to or with Zoom Video Communications, other than we use their software to broadcast our performances.

Will you will be able to see me?

No!  We have no control or access to your camera and the software does not allow either of us to turn it on.  Even if you turn on your mic, your camera can not come on.

Can I watch the show on my TV?

We do not know of any Zoom Video Communication compatible TV's (smart or otherwise). However, if you can share your device screen with your tv (via ApplePlay, ChromeCast or other) then you can use that to watch Zoom Theatre on your TV.

How do I watch the show?

To watch the show, click on the show link you will receive in your email confirmation, or enter the show link URL into an internet browser on your device. Follow the prompts to install any Zoom Video Communications required software. You'll then be connected to the Lobby where you will see preshow signs and hear music. The lobby will open 30 minutes before the start of each show.  You should connect no less than fifteen minutes before the show start time.  At cutain time, we'll open the lobby doors and give audience instructions for how to turn your mic on (if you wish). Once instructions have been given we will start the performance. You may leave the show at anytime by simply closing the Zoom Video Communication app.

Can I test Zoom Video Communications software on my device before the show?

Yes! If you have not been on a Zoom meeting before, click here to go to the Zoom Video Communication test page on their web site. This will allow you to test your hardware compatibility, microphone and speakers.

When should I connect to the event?

The lobby will open 30 minutes before the start of each show.  You should connect to the event (or login)  no less than fifteen minutes before the show start time.  To connect, click on the show link you will receive in your email confirmation, or enter the show link URL into an internet browser on your device. Follow the prompts to install any Zoom Video Communications required software. You'll then be connected to the Lobby where you will see preshow signs and hear music.

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