“While audiences remain unable to come to the theatre, Playbill is determined to bring theatre to audiences.” -Alex Birsh, Playbill’s Vice President and Chief Digital Officer.
NEW YORK (PRWEB) September 22, 2020
All-Access Virtual Festival Passes are now on sale for the Fall 2020 PLAYBILL VIRTUAL THEATRE FESTIVAL for only $2.99 at https://vtf.live/tickets. $1 from the sale of each ticket will be donated to THE ACTORS FUND, a renowned national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan. PLAYBILL VTF LIVE (https://vtf.live) will present new works created specifically for live-online performance and will award two $1,500 cash prizes, one to a festival winner chosen by a panel of judges and the second to an Audience Choice winner voted on by festival viewers. The festival will be hosted by theatre media icon PLAYBILL and run exclusively on Playbill.com from October 23rd through the 25th.
The Fall 2020 Playbill VTF Live Lineup is:
FESTIVAL DAY 1: October 23rd, 8:00pm-10:00pm ET
- Corona’s Cabaret by Oliviana Marie
- Current Resident by Benjamin Scuglia
- Simon Says by Coni Koepfinger
- Our Time by Kelsey Celek
- Lester Collins Takes Five by Mel Nieves
- Mystics Parting by Dennis Russo
FESTIVAL DAY 2: October 24th, 8:00pm-10:00pm ET
- Renewal by Stephen F. Murray
- Minute Decision by Hira Ismail
- You Can Bake! by Andrea Aptecker
- Chopstick by Kate McMorran
- 8:46 by Jason Odell Williams
- Who Did It by Robbie Cowan
AWARDS CEREMONY: October 25th, 8:00pm-9:00pm ET
Lineup subject to change without notice.
PLAYBILL VTF LIVE encourages theatre artists to think outside the black box and develop new forms of live theatre that can be experienced simultaneously with other audience members, regardless of physical location or proximity. “While audiences remain unable to come to the theatre, Playbill is determined to bring theatre to audiences,” says Alex Birsh, Playbill’s Vice President and Chief Digital Officer. "This exciting new festival is a perfect fit for our new digital programing, and we’re eager to see what you come up with!" Shows selected to participate will be performed in real time during the festival broadcast, and entrants are encouraged to create works that fully embrace and showcase the live aspect of their productions, as well as the value of shared events.