30 IN 30: 30 Plays in 30 Days
Live Arts is proud to present
A chance to look back and to forge ahead.
30in30 is a month-long theater festival celebrating three decades of Live Arts history! Join us on the Live Arts Facebook page for a new episode of 30in30 every night in May. Each live-streamed episode will be a jaunt down memory lane featuring special guests, Live Arts community members, stories, archival photos, and more. Who knows what might happen…it’s all happening live! 30in30 is free and available to everyone, even without a Facebook account.
Stream 30in30 starting May 1, 2020. All past episodes can be found by following the link below.
During Episode 14 of 30in30, we announced a generous $10,000 matching challenge from the Madwoman Project. It was made in honor of a momentous year in Live Arts’ history when we moved into our new home on Water Street! To heighten the excitement, we only had 24 hours to match it! Between 7 pm on May 14 and 6:59 pm on May 15, the love came pouring in, including a spontaneous double challenge from Thane and Loaina Kerner, which matched the $9,500 donated during the episode itself. Altogether, thanks to the generosity of the Madwoman Project, the Kerners, and countless donors from the Live Arts community, we raised $37,600 in 24 hours toward our Forging Ahead Campaign. Thank you!
30in30 is Live Arts’ way of connecting the Charlottesville community during a time of physical and social isolation. This free, live-streamed retrospective celebrates our last three decades of “forging theater and community” and prepares us to launch our 30th anniversary season with a renewed perspective. It’s our chance to look back and to forge ahead. It’s also our opportunity to remotely engage at least 100 community volunteers in a creative, meaningful project at a time when most of us are avoiding social contact. The 30in30 festival provides a forum for the community to “gather” and express itself, to reflect on our shared past, and dare to get excited about what the future holds.