Marketing / 05.27.20
Stars Come Together for Evening of Theater and Discussion on Future of Industry
Broadway World (05/25/20)
On June 5, the Tectum Theater and Gaunt & Son Productions will present a series of short plays written specifically for the lockdown, followed by a panel discussion about keeping the U.K. theater industry and creativity alive in the current crisis. The event is in aid of Acting For Others, which supplies financial and emotional support for artists across the performing sector. After the five plays are completed, Denise Welch will moderate a panel discussion on the next step for the arts industry, how creativity can be sustained, and taking the initiative in creating work. "I saw a need during this time to bring some unity in a project that is by the arts for the arts during a pandemic which is having a profound effect on our industry," said Gaunt & Son Productions artistic director Glenn Gaunt. "I didn't want to do a pre-recorded show, because the risk of live theater is what is so exciting, and bringing that high stakes element to the evening was really important to us. I have been blown away by the response it has received from everyone so far." Sam Butters with the Tectum Theater added that "the exceptional talent we have secured is breathtaking, combined with these bespoke plays leaves us really excited for an exceptional night of fundraising for a truly worthy cause."
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Tags: Theater , Broadway , COVID-19 , Coronavirus