'We feel very close to festival theatre, and creating a new festival platform is a labor of love for us,' says Artistic Director Nicole DiMattei
NEW YORK (PRWEB) June 05, 2020
PLAYBILL VIRTUAL THEATRE FESTIVAL will donate $1 from the sale of each SUMMER 2020 PLAYBILL VTF LIVE virtual festival ticket 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. Submissions are open through June 19th on the festival website at VTF.LIVE/SUBMIT, and there is no cost to submit or present in the festival.
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. 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.
BROADWAY THEATRE STUDIO, creators of the long-running IMBIBLE series of Off-Broadway musicals, will produce the festival, which will be hosted by theatre media icon PLAYBILL and run exclusively on Playbill.com in August. BETERRIFIC, industry leaders in live-streaming productions, will provide the cutting-edge technology and experience necessary to successfully translate the live theatre experience to live-online.