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, all proceeds 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.
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