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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 ...

  • I was very impressed with the technical creativity and the smoothness of execution. Actors were terrific - particularly enjoyed believability of Nick Medina, Danny Adams,...
  • The actors, crew and director were SO talented my mind was able to bridge the gaps, fill the auditorium, set the stage and costume design the actors.  Bravo!  Bravo!
  • Innovative, provocative, Macbeth managed to get through the 'obstacles' imposed by our current state of affairs as it affects theatre, and present something that was not an...
  • I enjoyed the show immensely and hope you can do more of these in the future.
  • My 16yo drama daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed this production! (our first online play). The limitations of the Zoom box were far overcome by the great audience connection it...
  • I really enjoyed the show, was amazed at how you pulled it off! I'll be watching for more and spreading the word!
  • Amazing Job!
  • Macbeth was simple brilliant on so many levels. Congratulations on all of the work.
  • My first trip on Zoom for a performance. VERY 2020!   :D
  • 
Absolutely brilliant!!! Bravo!


Remember The Porter!

Remember The Porter and donate to Zoom Theatre today! 

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Zoom Theatre has started a GoFundMe campaign inspired by the famous line from Macbeth.  Zoom Theatre has already produced four, free, fully staged productions for over 2,000 audience members.  The funds raised through GoFundMe will help us continue to produce live theatre for the duration of the pandemic.

Statistics

7
Shows / Events
39
Actors
21
Production
Staff
26
Zoom
Performances
170
Green Screens /
Mics / WebCams / ...
95
Zoom Rehearsals
4,984
Hours on Zoom
2,114
Audience Members

Frequently Asked Questions

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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 Apple AirPlay, ChromeCast or other) then you can use that to watch Zoom Theatre on your TV.  Here are some instructions for AirPlay and ChromeCast - 

Using Zoom on your TV through iPhone and Apple TV

  • Ensure that all your devices, including iPhone and the Apple TV have up-to-date software
  • Make sure that your iPhone is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the Apple TV
  • Once that’s done, go to the Action Center by swiping down from the top right of your iPhone
  • From the option, tap on “Screen Mirroring” It will show the list of devices and there tap on Apple TV
  • Your iPhone screen will now be mirrored to the Apple TV
  • You can now start the join the show using your invitation link and the show will be mirrored to the television screen

Using Chromecast to get Zoom on to your TV

If you are not using Apple devices, then the easiest way to get Zoom on your TV is using Chromecast. The dongle connects to the TV through HDMI and thanks to its support for screen mirroring, it can be used to mirror screen from Android smartphones or any device running Chrome browser.

  • First, setup your Chromecast and make sure that the device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the Chromecast
  • Now, find the casting option on your phone
  • Once found, scan for the devices to share your screen to
  • From the list of devices, tap on Chromecast
  • Your phone’s or chrome browser’s screen will now appear on TV
  • You can now start the join the show using your invitation link and the show will be mirrored to the television screen

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 curtain 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.

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.

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.

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