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One Year Later: Revisiting The Amateurs with playwright Jordan Harrison and the cast

The loss of live theatre was made more poignant at OTC when our production of The Amateurs, a play about making theatre in the midst of a deadly pandemic, was forced to close only half-way through its run. At the time, the resonance between art and reality was almost too large to fully grasp. Now, exactly one year after our last live performance, the cast reunites with playwright Jordan Harrison and director Jason King Jones to watch clips from the original production, and discuss how the experience and the play itself feel different after 12 months of COVID. We'll discuss how theatre and theatre artists survive, as well as take your questions, comments, and observations.

Most importantly, thanks to our sponsors, 100% of ticket sales go to theatreWashington's Taking Care Fund to provide emergency relief to members of our DC theatre community who have been without work because of the pandemic.  Since COVID-specific fundraising began last summer, theatreWashington has distributed more than a quarter-million dollars in grants to more than 600 theatermakers in the region.  

This event is sponsored by Charlene Dorrian in honor of James Konicek, Nettie Horne in honor of Emily Townley, and Kathleen Quinn in honor of Michael Russotto.

Pay-What-You-Can RSVP to watch on YouTube, or the OTC website

2020-21 Season
Part of the 2020-21 Season

One Year Later

March 15 - March 15 2021

Box Office: 301.924.3400

Open Wednesday - Saturday: 12:00PM - 6:00PM

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