Theatre NOVA presents a new short play (20-40 minutes long) on the last Wednesday of each month, January through April, 2021. The series will open with “Whatcha Doin?” by Jacquelyn Priskorn, performed live on Wednesday, January 27th and available on video for the month of February.
In “Whatcha Doin?,” a film student interviews a former child star turned voice over actor for a documentary project. Thrilled to witness Marnie's work-from-home recording studio in action, Raven is surprised to learn about the difficulties Marnie had while portraying the goofy, unattractive kid on a TV series, but even more so, Raven is curious about why Marnie is now unable to leave her home. “Whatcha Doin?” is directed by Theatre NOVA Producing Artistic Director, Diane Hill and features Kate Stark and Megan Wesner.
Tickets are $10 per person per month, or $30 for a Series Pass (Buy Three-Get One Free) which admits ticket holders to all four new plays, January through April, 2021. If you purchase a Series Pass but cannot attend the live event, you will be sent a link to view the video. So, purchase each night separately, or click on any night and purchase a SERIES PASS, in which you will receive all four links to see all four plays and attend when you can. (You'll receive a receipt showing the date you clicked on, but if you purchased a SERIES PASS, don't worry--you will receive links to all four nights.) Also, if you buy a pass but can't make it all four nights, you will receive a link to stream the video of the play of the month that you missed, upon request. Those videos will be ready by the week following the live performance. So if you prefer to watch ON DEMAND, just purchase a SERIES PASS: the first video will be able all February; the second all of March; the third all of April; and the fourth will be available to watch anytime ON DEMAND during the month of May. See our website: www.theatrenova.org for the synopsis of each play, along with bios of playwrights, directors and actors. For more information, please email [email protected] All proceeds benefit Theatre NOVA’s ongoing efforts to stay alive through the pandemic.
PLAY OF THE MONTH series, Tentative Schedule
All presented LIVE on Zoom
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 at 8pm
WHATCHA DOIN? by Jacquelyn Priskorn
In Whatcha Doin?, a film student interviews a former child star turned voice over actor for a documentary project. Thrilled to witness Marnie's work-from-home recording studio in action, Raven is surprised to learn about the difficulties Marnie had while portraying the goofy, unattractive kid on a TV series, but even more so, Raven is curious about why Marnie is now unable to leave her home.
Directed by Theatre NOVA Producing Artistic Director, Diane Hill. Featuring Kate Stark and Megan Wesner.
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021 at 8pm
4 GENRES by Ron Riekki
Four characters reveal what they've learned after being trapped within four respective film/theatre genres (Musical theatre, documentary, slapstick, and horror.) A hilarious comedy exploring the role of art in life and society.
Directed by Theatre NOVA Founding Artistic Director, Carla Milarch. Cast: TBA.
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 8pm
MORTAL FOOLS by Catherine Zudak
Captain Michaels, an intelligence officer stationed in Afghanistan, has to determine whether or not an Army Major committed treason for the love of a beautiful war correspondent, Lailah. The case appears open and shut, but Michaels has his doubts. He calls on a civilian contractor, his ex-wife, to help him uncover the truth. But, can his ex convince him the reporter is blameless as well? Or will Michaels have to terminate Lailah's life?
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 8pm
THE WITCH by Morgan Breon
What happens when a “Witch” is hired as the Behavior Specialist in a Detroit Public School? The Witch shows the joys, pains, and struggles of Ms. Morgan while counseling children who have come to see trauma as “normal.” But when hope begins to crack open their hearts and minds, Ms. Morgan’s office might just be the most dangerous room in the entire school. Directed by Theatre NOVA Producing Artistic Director, Diane Hill. Featuring Morgan Breon.
This performance will be followed by a talk-back about the play and the desensitization to trauma amongst youth experiences in and out of school. Interested attendees with questions will be converted to panelists to ask questions and join the discussion.