Episode 6: Virtual Theatre

Live theatre is a fantastic way to gather insight into the human experience. Going to a show is usually an in-person experience, but the COVID-19 pandemic has forced local thespians to radically rethink the artform.

In this episode, local theatre proponents, Becca and Linette, meet to discuss the implications of the pandemic for local theatre. Becca is the Associate Director for the Geri-Actors and Linette is a High School and Improv Teacher at Strathcona High School. Throughout the discussion, common themes emerge, including the difficulty of projecting oneself through a screen when acting in the digital landscape. The two also identify opportunities that have arisen from the pandemic, such as involving actors and audiences from across the globe in productions.

The Shared Mic is produced by Age Friendly Edmonton.

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