2020-2021 Live Arts Season

Forging Ahead Season: 2020-2021

Made possible by Season Benefactors Elizabeth and Joe LeVaca

Forging theater during a pandemic is an act of creative exploration. That is why we have chosen the exuberant sunflower to define our re-imagined Forging Ahead Season. Like this irrepressible flower, we are resisting the inclination to bow our heads in the face of strong headwinds. Instead, we are standing tall and following the sun as we invent new ways to forge theater and community in a time of physical isolation. We hope you can join us for this locally grown, livestreamed theater adventure!

Questions? Check out our 2020-2021 Season FAQ. 


The Fall Lineup
September – December 2020

Printable Fall Calendar

September programming sponsored by Robinson, Farmer, Cox Associates 

October, November, December programming sponsored by Alexander Nicholson 

LOCALLY SOURCEDLocally Sourced

September 24-25 and October 1-2

Live Arts’ annual short play festival, written by local Charlottesville playwrights! Two original plays each night. Click here to watch!

 

 

LOST HOME, WIN HOME at Live Arts

LOST HOME, WIN HOME

October 15-18 at 8pm

“A Charlottesville native unpacks the events of the Rally that turned her hometown upside down” in this one-woman show by Shelby Marie Edwards.

Learn more about the show in the Digital Playbill and Study Guide, or by watching the LOST HOME, WIN HOME Talkback with playwright/solo performer Shelby Marie Edwards, director Ti Ames, and producer/stage manager Aiyana Marcus.

 

2020 Holiday Play 2020 Holiday Play

December 17-19 at 8pm and December 20 at 2pm

IN HINDSIGHT, MAYBE GHOSTS WERE A BAD IDEA: A Holiday Play in Three Spirits is a totally original and completely zany twist on A Christmas Carol! The 2020 holiday play has replaced MARAT/SADE and the holiday special for December programming at Live Arts.

Tickets $20 per household or included in your 20-21 Season Pass.


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Virtual Studio Visits

Virtual Studio Visits

Join our host (and beloved Box Office Manager) Darryl Smith as he interviews local Charlottesville artists about their creative process, current projects, and more! Watch here:

Pre-Season Sneak Peek: Special Guest Jocelyn Nicole Johnson

October: Special Guest Sarah Boyts Yoder

November: Special Guest Edwina Herring 


Radio PlaysRadio Plays

Writers, actors, and Foley artists (sound effect creators) find new and fun ways to present acoustic performances in Live Arts’ spin on this hundred-year-old art form. Watch here:

WE TALK TO BUILDINGS: Local Actors Playing Local Spaces

  • Written and directed by Gabriel Komisar
  • Co-produced with Gorilla Theater Productions

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA: IN SPACE! 

  • Adapted and directed by Alexander Bulova

Live Arts CoffeehouseCoffeehouse

Join us: Friday, November 20 at 7pm on YouTube Live!

September Coffeehouse

  • Hosted by Shelby Marie Edwards
  • Performances by Amrita Shankar, Johnny Butcher, Monica Edwards, Nathaniel Star

October Coffeehouse: Four County Players TAKEOVER!

  • Hosted by Linda Zuby and Edward Warwick White
  • Performances by Shannon Montague, Doug Schneider (accompanied by Greg Harris), Kristen Bell (accompanied by Kristin Baltes), Mariko Schaper Doktor, and Perry Medlin.

Foundry Fridays WorkshopFoundry Fridays

Join us: Friday, November 27 at 7pm on YouTube Live!

ILLUMINATION: An Introduction to Lighting Design with Jackson Key

Paper-mâché bugs with Jum Jirapan

Mask-making with Anna Cai


Additional 2020-2021 Sponsors:
Box Office Sponsors Elizabeth and Joe LeVaca
Design and Development Partner Convoy
Media Sponsor WTJU 91.1FM
Scene Shop Sponsor Karen Pape

Pay What You Can Sponsors:
Allison Partners
Latitude 38
Strauss Construction
Ting