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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.

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Asile Seat Review Executive Editor Barry Willis interviewed the stars of LUNGS for ASR's Not-so-Random Questions Time.  The interview is included below, or you can read it by clicking here.

PR 1 LUNGS Show Banner wCredits 1200 x 628Binged enough Tiger King and The Office reruns yet? Jonesing for some live theatre? Check out Zoom Theatre’s continuing experiment in live theatre over the web when it presents LUNGS, by Duncan Macmillan, live, free and on the web on May 7, 8, 9 and 10 at www.zoomtheatre.com.

Meet Amber Collins Crane and Gregory Crane, the cast of LUNGS, presented live and on the web on May 7, 8, 9, and 10 by Zoom Theatre!

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Zoom Theatre closed it's first production and audience feedback included “blown away”, “superb", "highly recommend”, “inspired”, "absorbing! Don’t miss it”, "a new way to tell stories". It was great weekend of live performance over the web!