When COVID first arrived, our first thoughts were to (as grandma would say during a thunderstorm) sit still, be quiet, and wait for it to past, but after months of realizing COVID was in no hurry to exit stage left, a different avenue of theatre started to emerge.
Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC) continues to deliver virtual theatre by announcing their “MTC Virtual Stage 2021” Programming.
This includes a variety of performances from choreography, new monologues, and works previously shown live on stage. The lineup includes Camille A. Brown, Charlayne Woodard, Octavia Chavez-Richmond, Ari Groover, Samantha Williams, Daryl Waters, Juel D. Lane, Richard Wesley, and Oz Scott.
In addition, MTC is currently accepting monologue submissions from high school students for the Student Monologue Challenge and selected monologue responses will air on Wednesdays beginning February 10.
Interested in learning more about the shows? We got you.
A spell for healing and transformation
Premiering February 1 through February 6
Ritual is a digital manifestation of magic and intention: starting on February 1, experience a five-day journey and guide to create your own personal spell for healing and transformation that culminates in a collective gathering and casting of energy at precisely 2:06p on 2/06.
Please Welcome Our Guest
A personality test / performance piece
Liza Birkenmeier, a playwright without a personality, gives you a personality assessment. With the help of a surprise guest star and an experimental survey, maybe she’ll guide you toward a better understanding of your unique self.
Camille A. Brown
A glimpse behind the curtain
A rare and intimate look inside the mind and creative process of this superstar director and choreographer as she prepares for her re-envisioned production of the landmark musical Ain’t Misbehavin’ (an upcoming co-production between Barrington Stage Company and Westport Country Playhouse).
Untitled Vampire Cowboys Project
An original treat for pop culture nerds everywhere
Vampire Cowboys, New York’s favorite “geek theatre” company, takes you on an up close and personal rollicking ride through the life of the notorious Julie D’Aubigny: the queer, 17th-century, opera-singing adventurer from their hit show, Revenge Song.
The Past Is The Past
The scene is a pool hall, where a man in his mid-40s shoots a solitary game until a college student
he has never met challenges him to play. As their game goes on, it becomes clear that the men recognize each other and have a deep connection. While the truth emerges, so does the fact that the past must remain just that.
Three Days Of Rain
Set in New York, Three Days of Rain finds siblings Nan and Walker reconnecting with their childhood friend Pip when they come home to settle their father’s estate. The discovery of a diary brings us back in time to their parents’ lives in the 1960s and to the truth of the legacy that connects the generations.
Charlayne Woodard returns to MTC to perform her magical, compelling, and inspiring portrait of a young woman’s coming of age, and her realization that some of life’s most difficult times can also be the most fulfilling.
Beauty Of The Father
Pulitzer Prize winner Nilo Cruz’ passionate and lyrical love triangle explores the conflict between
love and sacrifice. Set in Andalusia, Spain, where the restless ghost of Federico Garcia Lorca still wanders through the streets, The Beauty of the Father is the story of a young American girl who travels abroad to meet her estranged father and risks their reconciliation when she becomes romantically entangled with his companion
“Student Monologue Challenge: Wave 3”
MTC Education continues the Student Monologue Challenge as a way to offer high school students a platform to express what was on their minds and have begun accepting a second round of submissions for a new prompt – “You have no idea…” Selected monologue responses to the new prompt will air on Wednesdays beginning February 10.
Access the Student Monologue Challenge to submit before March 31, 2021.
Once a month, MTC will continue revisiting some of its greatest hits and rare gems, with production footage alongside new stories and commentary from original members of the cast and creative team.
For additional information, check out Manhattan Theatre Club.