Online Arts Resources
If you have suggestions of other online resources to add to our list, please reach out to Education Director Miller Susen at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear from you!
Live Arts stands in solidarity with those who denounce and decry the current and historic use of suppression, violence, and systemic racism to silence the voices of Black and Brown people. We as an organization are taking time to listen, to learn, and to unlearn. You can read our full statement of solidarity here. Below we have compiled a list of anti-racist theatrical resources. Please feel free to share suggested additions with Education Director Miller Susen.
Black Lives Matter: The national website for Black Lives Matter where you can find more resources and ways to take action.
#BlackLivesMatter: A collection of links in support of the #BLM movement, including petitions that need signatures, places to donate, and a resource to locate BLM protests in your area.
#BWayforBLM: Learn more about the work of the Broadway Advocacy Coalition and take the PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY PLEDGE For non-Black members of the theatrical community.
Anti-Racist Reading/Watching List: A list of recommended articles, plays, TV shows, movies, podcasts and more centering the work of Black artists, compiled by The Virginia Players at UVA.
A Kid’s Play About Racism: A groundbreaking online performance for families that explains what racism is, how to know it when you see and experience it, and ideas for what you can do about it. For ages 5+ but all ages welcome!
Circles and Ciphers: A hip-hop infused restorative justice organization led by and for young people impacted by violence. Through art-based peace circles, education, and direct action they collectively heal and work to bring about the abolition of the prison-industrial complex.
#LetUsBreatheCollective: “The #LetUsBreathe Collective is an alliance of artists and activists organizing through a creative lens to imagine a world without prisons and police.”
The Kilroy’s List: “The 2020 Kilroy’s List has been created to honor and hold space for new plays which were cancelled, postponed, or closed early due to COVID-19, and were written by the women, trans, and non-binary writers of the American theatre.”
Sideshow Theatre Company: A collection of links put together by Sideshow Theatre Company featuring ways you can take action, organizations you can donate to, and articles you can read to learn more about racism and anti-racist movements in America.
Virtual Theatre Programming and Online Theatrical Educational Resources
The Tank: Weekly video discussions with artists.
Geffen Playhouse: Original content posted to its website and social media pages weekly on Wednesdays.
American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco: Online theater classes, tickets available to online performances.
Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater: Live-streamed and archival performances on its YouTube channel.
HERE Arts Center: Weekly virtual programming, including monthly watch parties of full-length past productions.
The Metropolitan Opera: Free encore Live in HD presentations.
Broadway HD: Streaming subscription service with 7-Day free trial to watch Broadway productions at home.
Theatre Without Theater: Nightly theatrical broadcast on Instagram.
Lauren Gunderson: The playwright occasionally leads virtual playwriting classes on her Facebook page.
Patrick Stewart: The actor reads Shakespeare on his Instagram account.
Drama Resource: Collected suggestions for fun drama games to play at home.
Beat by Beat Press: More drama games for kids.
Kid Activities: Even MORE drama games for kids.
Drama Notebook: You guessed it! (Drama games for kids.)
Theatre Nerds: Honestly we could do this all day.
The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative: Art Apart and #QuarantineHaikus from one of our community partners.
The Front Porch: Take virtual music lessons with Ti Ames, Devon Sproule, and other great Cville teaching artists!
Plays at Home: A series of 10-minute plays commissioned specifically to be read aloud but never produced, and meant to inspire joy and connection.
Filmed On Stage: Free musicals and plays streaming during the Coronavirus outbreak [UPDATED DAILY].
Playing on Air: A weekly podcast that broadcasts short audio plays by America’s best contemporary playwrights (Lynn Nottage, Dominique Morisseau, David Lindsay-Abaire, and more).