Old Globe online theatre programs
The Old Globe believes that theatre matters, now more than ever, and is determined to continue to serve the public through theatre art. The Globe continues to add free online programs and new dates for existing ones.
Thinking Shakespeare Live: Sonnets!
Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets, each only 14 lines long, contain some of his most beautiful and moving poetry. The Globe’s Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein returns with a third sonnet in this free online edition of Thinking Shakespeare Live: Sonnets! on Tuesday, April 28. This “social-distance” version of his popular Thinking Shakespeare Live! introduces the sonnets and delves into one masterpiece of the form each time, exploring its language, how it works and how it relates to Shakespeare’s work for the stage. Watch Tuesday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m. on The Old Globe’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheOldGlobe .
Behind the Curtain
The advanced Behind the Curtain: Technical Assistance Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/264770354692043) channels for aspiring technical theatre designers to learn more, build their network and connect with Globe industry professionals. Members of the team will directly answer questions and suggest materials for deeper learning. While the Facebook live-streamed workshops of Behind the Curtain introduce the world of theatre, the Technical Assistance group is the next step for those who enjoyed the workshops and want further learning in these weekly open-forum discussions — but young people early in their theatre design careers could also benefit.
Word Up! joins the online roster on Friday, May 1 at 6 p.m. More of a gathering than a show or a class, Word Up! is a digital opportunity for community members to connect with each other. Every Friday night, join Arts Engagement Programs Manager and host Laura Zablit for a fun, festive word-based collaboration between audience and artist. This Mad Libs-style communal storytelling will feature a new performing artist every week, as well as special community guests from around San Diego. Together, they will create opportunities for viewers to learn from and participate in their art form, creating accessible art in real time. Art forms on offer may include spoken word, rap, puppetry, singing, and more, often with bilingual and multicultural elements. Tune in and partake every Friday at 6 p.m. on The Old Globe Arts Engagement’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TOGArtsEngagement
Shows may close, but the fun lives on! Flashbacks videos bring you songs and scenes from the Globe productions you have loved, introduced by cast or creative team members who share backstage stories and fond memories of their time with the show. Jump back in time with us and relive all the excitement from the Globe’s stages. Check them out on the Globe website here: https://www.theoldglobe.org/edp-pages/2020/flashbacks/?id=39086
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