As part of Arizona Theatre Company’s expanding inventory of online content to bring creative opportunities to hunkered-down audiences worldwide, Artistic Director Sean Daniels will launch the first in a series of weekly Facebook Live broadcasts at 4 p.m. Friday, April 24.
Opening-broadcast guests include voice actor Lucky Yates; actress Veronika Duerr; ATC Costume Shop Manager Mary Woll; and special musical guest, composer and lyricist Brian Lowdermilk, according to a press release.
“We really wanted to start a weekly way to talk with our audience --- to let them know how we’re doing, what we’re up to, to give them inside info on what’s in the works --- and to hear from them,” Mr. Daniels said in a prepared statement. “Running a theatre is really a two-way conversation, so we wanted to create more ways for them to talk to us.”
In addition to the Mr. Daniels-hosted Facebook Live chats, ATC is launching a series of weekly podcasts, called Hang & Focus, which will release every Sunday and designed to “bring you closer to the art we create and connect with our artists, staff and company better than ever before,” Mr. Daniels said.
The online content follows the online stream of The Legend of Georgia McBride, which was postponed until the 2021-22 season when the current season went on hiatus in March.
The company’s education program, ATCteen, for students 13-19 years of age, has been moved online and includes:
General ATC content will be delivered from four rooms:
Each room will be available on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and ATC’s own podcast and radio station, which is being developed. Video and podcast episodes will be released every Sunday. Daily content and updates will be found on Instagram and Facebook.