Virtual Stage

Welcome to the LFT Virtual Stage! 

Has there ever been such a global awareness of how interconnected we are?  We’re truly in this together. This forced pause has demanded we consider what “theatre” means and how we can present theatre at a distance during this global quarantineWe’re going to:

  •  Rethink – Theatre / Community  –    We’ll continue to inspire community from our separate living rooms.
  • Reframe – This Moment – We’re reframing this moment as an engaged community in isolation.
  • Resume  – The Work / Our Lives  – Until we can resume programming onstage,  we’ll continue to create & share theatre and discover more about each other along the way.

For now, sit back, grab a snack, and ENJOY THE SHOW!

The LATEST:

Live Stream Events – Free and DWYC Access 

Romeo & Juliet: Choose Your Own Ending by Shawn Fraistat, Ann Frastat

What if ROMEO had stayed helplessly in love with ROSALINE instead of JULIET? Or if MERCUTIO and TYBALT hadn’t died? Let’s find out in a hilarious and modern take on Shakespeare’s classic play. In a “Choose Your Own Ending” model, the LIVE AUDIENCE casts votes throughout the performance to determine which course true love will take!
 
Through LIVE participation, voting, and chat features, the attending AUDIENCE will decide the fate of Romeo, Juliet and all their mates IN REAL TIME.
 
This is an INTERACTIVE ONLINE fundraising performance for Little Fish Theatre. Actors will be performing remotely joining an attending Audience on ZOOM.
 
WHEN: 2 PERFORMANCES OPPORTUNITIES, 2 DIFFERENT ENDINGS
Saturday July 25, 6pm PDT – SOLD OUT, NO LINKS AVAIL.
Sunday July 26 at 2pm, PDT- SOLD OUT, NO LINKS AVAIL.
(approx running time for each show is 90 minutes)
 
PASSWORD PROTECTED EVENT – An RSVP is REQUIRED to receive the ZOOM LINK and PASSWORD to attend one or both shows on July 25 & 26.  Only email addresses on the RSVP list will be allowed into the zoom event. NO RECORDING of the show will be made public on any platform after the event.**
 
Limited Attendance. Only 75 links will be provided for each show.
 (approx running time is 90 minutes)
 
YOU MUST RSVP TO ATTEND THESE SHOWS. LINK AND PASSWORD will be provided to ALL RSVPS on Friday, July 24.
 
TICKETS TO ATTEND:
RSVP by email to suzanne@littlefishtheatre.org and include “R&J” in subject line.
 
DONATE:
Donate What You Can Suggested Donation $20+ per viewer
Please consider the # of people in your watch-party when making your donation. Thank you!
 
CAST Includes:
Romeo: Sri Chilukuri
Juliet: Milan Anderson
Rosaline: Selena Price
Benvolio: Ben Campbell
Mercutio: Daniel Gallai
Tybalt: Vonzell Carter
The Friar/The Lady: Samantha Barrios
Paris/The Prince: Brian O’Sullivan
Nurse/Lord Montague: Don Schlossman
Lord Capulet/Friar John: Rodney Rincon
 
Directed by Branda Lock
 
**©2020. This livestream is produced by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing/Playscripts. All rights reserved. By accepting the livestream, you agree not to authorize or permit the livestream to be copied, distributed, broadcast, telecast or otherwise exploited, in whole or in part, in any media now known or hereafter developed.

Meet the Team Behind the Plays

FAVORITE ROLES PART 5 – Company Artists get reflective about their favorite roles over the years in this final look back during quarantine from COVID 19 pandemic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part 5 stars: Andria Kozica, Gerry Fuentes, Kathryn Farren, Olivia Schlueter-Corey, Greg Prusiewicz, and Susie McCarthy. Edited by Holly Baker-Kreiswirth

LIGHTNING ROUND QUIZ – with Dead Man’s Cell Phone Cast 

Live Stream Events – Free and DWYC Access 

Past Live Stream Events

Want to see MORE LIVE STREAMS? Some recorded readings will be available on demand after the live presentation. Use the same registration link or click the titles below to access the recording on YouTube and enjoy at your convenience! 

Past Live Stream Events To View on YouTube:

4/19/203 Couples / 3 Short Plays (& a Teaser) by Kathryn Farren 

4/26/20Half Life by Doug Mattingly

5/4/20 – Days of Possibilities by Rich Orloff

5/23/20 – Home Fires Burning by Syrie James

6/13/20 –M*A*S*H A Night at Rosie’s by Ken Levine & David Isaacs

Little Fish – Web Series

Original 6 Part Web Series created by Kathryn Farren. A small troupe of actors find themselves out of work and unsure how to make art in this time of Coronavirus. Written & directed by Kathryn Farren. Produced by Daniel Gallai. Music by Brandy Loves Alexander. Starring:  Margaret Schugt, Olivia Schlueter-Corey, Greg Prusiewicz, Ryan Knight, Kathryn Farren, Brian O’Sullivan, Don Schlossman, Bill Wolski, and Daniel Gallai.  

FINALE – Episode 6 – “She went all Jiminy Cricket on my A*S!”

EPISODE 5 – Art makes the world a better place!

EPISODE 4 – What’s a director to do?

EPISODE 3 – Little Fish enlist the troupes to devise a plan to “save LFT”. 

EPISODE 2 – Continuing adventures of Little Fish as they head into quarantine!

EPISODE 1 – Wait, What?!?

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More Meet the Team Behind the Plays

FAVORITE ROLES – Testimonial Series   The Company Artists share their favorite roles at LFT over the years.

Part 4 –Madeleine Drake, Melissa Brandzel, Ryan Knight, Lucia Lopes, Tara Donovan

Part 3 – Amanda Karr, Brian O’Sullivan, Melissa Booey, Doug Mattingly, Holly Baker-Kreiswirth

Part 2 – Jim Rice, Margaret Schugt, Allen Barstow, Bill Wolski, Branda Lock

Part 1 – Shirley Hatton, Daniel Gallai, Jessica Winward, Richard Perloff

MORE Behind the Plays videos, check out: The Cast of Becky’s New Car by Steven Dietz 


Company Member Spotlights  

#1 – Shirley Hatton
“Life has changed so rapidly these last few weeks that my head is still trying to sort it all out. Three weeks ago I was in the middle of our run for the play ‘Deadman’s Cell Phone’ at LFT.”   continue reading

#2 – Richard Perloff

 “It’s an unusual time to be a theatre artist, for obvious reasons. Whatever else theatre might be, it’s a communal experience, and that’s exactly the sort of thing we can’t be doing these days.”  continue reading

#3 Amy Zidell
“Pandemic time is not a good time for procrastination” continue to video


Classes – Live and Recorded

Easy Chair YogaRelieve some quarantine stress with Maire-Rose Pike!

Grab your Guitar – SHMRF Songwriting Tips with Doug Mattingly!

Lucia Cooks Banana Bread – Lucia Lopes shares her comforting treat.

Lucia Cooks Quiche – Lucia Lopes does a Portuguese spin on Quiche


Community Member Spotlights 

#3 Grand Vision Foundation / Grand Annex – Liz Schindler Johnson

“My heart really goes out to the all the musicians and other professional artists and actors who have seen their livelihoods just evaporate in the last little while…”     continue reading


Instagram Interviews 

Engaging one-on-one interviews with LFT artists and playwrights. Live-streamed to Instagram.

coming soon


 


Short Films

DADDY – an original horror genre short by the Mattingly Boys  (2 Mins)

Trigger warning: PG for suspenseful, scary music. 

An original Short Film entry in the ROGER CORMAN QUARANTINE FILM FESTIVAL. Sound & Music by Company Member Doug Mattingly with voiceovers by Branda Lock.   


You and Eye – an isolationship by  Kimmy Shields and Perry Shields!


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PRESENTING NEW, CLASSIC & CONTEMPORARY WORKS