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In July of 2020, New York Times critic Laura Collins-Hughes wrote an article entitled "Digital Theater Isn’t Theater. It’s a Way to Mourn Its Absence.” I must respectfully disagree.

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Meet GiGi Buddie and Jesse Lumb, the cast of ENTER YOUR SLEEP, presented live and on the web on December 3, 4, 5, and 6 by Zoom Theatre!

Get an exclusive first look at COLLECTIVE RAGE, running November 12 - 15, live, free, and on the web! Five very different people named Betty collide at the intersection of anger, sex and “Theat-Tah.” As they meet, fall in love, rehearse, revel and rage, they realise that they’ve been stuck reading the same scripts for far too long.

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Zoom Theatre is thrilled to announce that our Late Fall 2020 / Early Winter 2021 mini-season will be:

  • COLLECTIVE RAGE: A PLAY IN 5 BETTIES by Jen Silverman on November 12 thru 15
  • ENTER YOUR SLEEP by Christina Quintana on December 3 thru 6
  • I AND YOU by Lauren Gunderson on January 7 thru 10

All shows will be live, free and on the web and you’ll be able to reserve your’s soon. Read on for the details!

Photos from the Zoom Theatre August 2020 production of MACBETH! This remarkable company of twelve actors and six crew performed live from three different countries and across fourteen timezones.  Performed entirely live and entirely on Zoom, none of the cast or crew were ever in the same location during rehearsal or performance.

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"I pray you, remember the porter".  Zoom Theatre (a part of Marin Summer Theater) has started a GoFundMe campaign inspired by the famous line from Macbeth and a bit of stage business performed by actor David Farmer.  Zoom Theatre has already produced 4 fully staged productions for over 2,000 audience members.  The funds raised through the GoFundMe will help us continue to produce live theatre for the duration of the pandemic.

Remember the porter, and donate to our GoFundMe here.

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MACBETH at Zoom Theatre enjoyed four sold out performances last weekend and audiences were blown away. Comments included "Incredible performance! Great adaptation and the tech was amazing!”, “Brilliant”, " I wish I'd had my mic on.”, "FANFREAKIN' TASTIC!!!! So imaginative the way you used different mediums all together. FABULOUS!!!!!!”, "this is very inspiring to me."

Better get your tickets for our final weekend now, before they are all gone!

Meet the cast of Macbeth, coming from four countries and spanning 14 time zones.  Macbeth performs for one more weekend on August 27, 28 at 8pm PDT, August 29 at 5pm PDT, and August 30 at 2pm PDT  - Free, Live, and on the Web. 

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Macbeth first read! Say hello to the amazing group of artists that will present Shakespeare's Macbeth live, free and on the web!

Zoom Logo LRGDear Zoom Communications - Thanks for making such great apps! Being able to see and talk in real time with multiple people from all over the world is freakin' magic. At Zoom Theatre (no relation) we think your software is so fantastic that we started a live theatre company based on Zoom Webinar. We know that you wrote your software for business and not entertainment, but when you get a moment, would it be possible (pretty please), for you to add a few more features desperately needed by the live performing arts community?

How about some live theatre! You've got to see the amazing work that these two artists are doing. You won't believe they are separated by 1,800 miles.

 

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ACTUALLY explodes the intersection of gender and race politics. Free, live and on the web!  RSVP your free ticket here.

Meet Maya Sherer and Kevin Minor, the cast of ACTUALLY, presented live and on the web on June 4, 5, 6 and 7 by Zoom Theatre!

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Zoom Theatre's second show explored a different way to present "live over the web" theatre.  Two actors, in a box with eight cameras.  Audiences were moved to tears (in a good way). Read Patrick Nims' directors notes on the tech details below, and check out some LUNGS production photos here.

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Enjoy these photos from LUNGS starring Amber Collins Crane and Gregory Crane.  Because Amber and Gregory are married and sheltering in place, they were able to rehearse and perform together.  However the director, crew and audience were remote to the extent that Greg and Amber had to setup the play space, including all of the computers (2) and cameras (8) that were shipped to them. 

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Harry Duke joined the Saturday night performance of LUNGS.  Read his review here or at North Bay Stage and Screen.

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After two sold out performances, audiences reponse to LUNGS has been tremendous.