OK, I know everyone's doing it, but I have to admit I was skeptical... until I, too, indulged.
For the last 90 minutes, I had the great good fortune to read an original play aloud with a group of trusted collaborators.
It was a private reading, just the playwright and 7 actors reading her words aloud... and it was a blast!
I don't yet know when we'll be back in a rehearsal room together, or how and when plays onstage with people in an audience will resume.
But I am here to say that whatever we just did today was theatrical.
We could see and hear each other and react to the story we were telling together. It was funny, and intimate, and so much fun.
If you are a playwright and are looking for a way to hear your words, consider arranging a Zoom table read.
Or reach out to TIC!
Above all else, stay safe, and if you can, creative.