Though our Atlanta theatre’s extended intermission is still underway, the team at the Aurora Theatre is taking it in stride by delivering completely new content, so audiences don’t have to take a total break from the theatre they love so much.
As part of their Digital Series, the Lawrenceville-based theatre company has developed Cyber Stage, a weekly evening of virtual, live theatre.
Just the facts
The Aurora Theatre is presenting live, virtual performances every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Featuring professional actors from the Aurora Apprentice program, Cyber Stage plays include works written specifically for a “Zoom-style context.” The evening concludes with a Q&A between audience and performers.
From Associate Artistic Director Justin Anderson
“When we first devised Cyber Stage, we knew we wanted to intersect with our audience to provide some kind of balm for the quarantine disconnect. As events have evolved over the last several weeks, we knew it was necessary to pivot the platform in a direction that holds the tension between both entertainment and education, inviting even more inclusive collaboration opportunities and making space for some difficult topics and conversations. Even in a virtual form, the need for empathy doesn’t change. The need for understanding doesn’t change. We hope to provide programming that nurtures belonging for both the artists and audiences.”
About those tickets
Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance as space is limited. Click here for more information and to reserve tickets.
Cyber Stage lineup
- July 8: #Matter and Black Flag, double bill of two short one-acts by Idris Goodwin
- July 15: Title TBD presented in partnership with ExSE
- July 22: Title TBD, Apprentice Company (AppCo) Movement Response to 2020; participants Olivia, Branden, Miche’ and Peyton submitted pre-recorded dance pieces
- July 29: Too White to be Latina, Too Latina to be White (working title TBD), one-woman journalism theatre piece by Jacky Segui
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