Making Theater At Home with Monica
Monica has responded to the recent events surrounding isolation and quarantine due to the COVID-19 virus by sharing ways that we can #MakeTheaterAtHome. (We, of course, consider Ghostlight our home, but we know what she means.) She has graciously agreed to let us share her ideas with you and we have linked to her current offerings below. To keep updated, we recommend going to her website to see what she may have cooked up since this writing.
7 Stages of Grieving Your Ghost Show - Can we talk for a minute? A lot of us are in the middle of rehearsing shows right now. Some of us were really close to performing, and some of us were just getting excited about our new projects. These shows may or may not eventually perform. Let’s call them our Ghost Shows--they are not quite here and not quite gone. #ghostshow grief is real.*
5 Breakout Playwriting Prompts - Hello out there! Isn’t this a strange time? Are you having weird thoughts and unusual experiences and wacky dreams? Me, too. Let’s write plays.
Theater Games to Play On FaceTime - Virtual hangouts and online zoom dates are fun! But when you run out of things to say or want to try something new? Theater games to the rescue! Here are some to try.
Toy Theater - I first learned about this amazing/weird form of theater through this guy Dov Weinstein, who staged Shakespearian tragedies with tiny ninja figurines. His company was called Tiny Ninja Theater and they performed Shakespeare with wee plastic ninjas. Friends, do you feel a mission coming on? I know you do.
Theater at Home - 10 theatery things to do on your own or with the people who live with you!
UPDATE: April 20th, 2020
Inspiration: Augusto Boal
Inspiration: Sarah Ruhl
Write a 1-Minute Play
Making Theater with Steve
Theater for You and Your Smallest Friend
Theater to Help You Fall Asleep
Improv Fun for Family Game Night
*All descriptions are Monica’s. Straight from the source!