"If music be the food
of love, play on..."

So begins both Twelfth Night and our story.

With shows closing one after the next due to the proliferation of COVID-19, many of us in the theatrical community were very suddenly without our art, without our compatriots, and very much alone.

Having meant for a good long while to read her way through the plays again and now finding herself with the time to do it, our Artistic Director decided it would be more fun to do it aloud with others.

So, on March 15th, 2020, she and three others met on Discord, divvied up the parts, and cold-read the entirety of Twelfth Night, largely for each other (and her mother), including purposefully ridiculous casting that leant itself to long multi-voice dialogues with themselves whilst the lone groundling and "off-stage" actors provided color commentary in the form of timely gifs, memes, and chatter.


And they read, and they laughed, and they were alone together.

And they invited their friends to come the next day.

Fourteen nights—and thirteen plays—later, there were twelve people reading As You Like It and four more there to listen (and meme).

And they read, and they laughed, and they were alone together.

And they invited their friends.

And they're going to do it tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow too.


 

Come and join us!