THEATRE IS THE CURE (International)

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Fri May 29, 6:30pm

WHAT IS THIS THING?…

(if you don’t know yet read on… and deets on how to be a part of it are below, too!)
THEATRE IS THE CURE is a free (though we do accept donations!) weekly online theatrical event of creative collaborations celebrating theatre, community and connection by creating original material to “cure,” at least for a bit, isolation, malaise, apathy and any misconceptions that hope is lost or that theatre isn’t still alive and thriving! Our show features monologues written by playwrights and other writers from all over the world, directed by directors all over the world, with actors performing live from locations all across the country… and around the globe!

Here is a little vid of Theatre is the Cure - World Theatre Day - Clips from our first event March 27th, 2020!

TITC events will be held weekly each Friday evening until artists can once again sit together in a darkened room and enjoy the magic of theatre in-person.

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PLAYWRIGHTS and OTHER WRITERS
Send email requests for weekly theme and prompts to [email protected] per instructions below for your work to be considered

In the subject line specify the date of the upcoming Friday show you wish to receive prompts for, BEFORE 11:59pm Pacific Time of the Saturday prior to that show for which you would like to write.
Example, a request to submit for the May 8th show would need to be in by Saturday, May 2nd 11:59pm and the subject line should read: REQUESTING PROMPTS FOR MAY 8th TITC SHOW

(NOTE: Please do not send request for prompts prior to the END of the show previous to the show for which you wish to write. So prompts for May 8th, until May 1st show ends! AND playwrights must send request EACH week. “Always send prompts,” requests will not be honored. Further, writers who have already had their work feature in a TITC show, must wait at least 3 weeks before requesting prompts again.)

DIRECTORS
Send resumés to [email protected] for consideration with DIRECTOR for TITC CONSIDERATION in subject line.

ACTORS
Send resumés to [email protected] for consideration with ACTOR for TITC CONSIDERATION in subject line.
Actors not known by the producer will be asked to submit a BRIEF , fun, unique, creative, memorized self-tape audition with a fairly quick turnaround time, as this an aspect of the event that is important and that has been a challenge for even very seasoned actors.

Based on prompts, each writer writes one original two and a half minute monologue in 18 - 24 hours. Judges score scripts absent writers’ names and 12 - 15 monologues are chosen. (Judges are changed up weekly.)

Then, DIRECTORS are matched with a script and an ACTOR to rehearse via teleconference, culminating in a live worldwide theatre event on Friday.

The show is free, though we do ask for donations from audience members for participating theatre artists. However, thus far, in the producers’ experience, the average audience member does not seem to donate, despite great reviews and much enthusiasm and many video shares. For this reason, in addition to recording all the shows we create individual videos of each performance with downloadable links for TITC participants to share and use as they wish, at no cost to them. (And as an FYI, our event page, where all the videos are posted has now been seen by thousands of people all over the world, and participants including artists from Hungary, England, China, Australia, Ireland and across the entirely of the United States.

This event is being curated and produced by the award-winning and critically-acclaimed Logan Squared Productions (www.logansquaredproductions.com).

Logan Squared Productions (L2P) has been creating award-winning artistic projects for the joy, inspiration, and betterment of humanity for more than seven years. Co-producers and creators of L2P, Ron Logan and Hannah Logan, always have a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and we work when we can to create a platform for other artists to shine. Writers, actors, directors, and technical artists of many ethnicities, ages, levels of experience, and abilities have been part of L2P productions. We also have a commitment to gender inclusivity in our creative process.

The co-producers of Logan Squared Productions hold themselves to high artistic standards as they stay committed to their primary aim; to tell stories that bring to light important issues, challenge the status quo, and inspire creativity, inclusivity, and community in a world desperately in need of stories that matter.

This is pandemic is a worldwide crisis but theatre is the cure for that feeling that we are alone in our experience. Our venues are shut down, but we hope to create a worldwide theatre pandemic and bring inspiration, humor, hope, and faith wherever there is access to the internet, and maybe beyond that. AND to do what theatre does best, speak the truth and hold a light up and challenge the darkness.

Please follow Theatre for the Cure on Instagram at @theatreisthecure or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/theatreisthecure

Reviews

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I write as both a contributor to and an audience member at THEATRE IS THE CURE (Friday 1 May 2020). I was lucky enough that my short lockdown/quarantine monologue, LAST RITES (the story of a man's epic journey to see his dying mother before lockdown/quarantine kicks in), was part of a night of lockdown monologues. Beautifully performed by Alex Wells, and sensitively directed by Hannah Logan (the TITC organiser), it was a delight, even at 4am and some 5,500 miles away in London! Hannah had helped me to rewrite what was originally a monologue set in England and relocate it to New England. It was a wonderful, fast-paced operation that even in a tiny way made me feel like a Beatle re-cutting an album for the American market! I loved the whole experience, remain indebted to Alex and Hannah for bringing my words to painful and funny life, and look forward to sharing LAST RITES (The American Version) far and wide when I get the recording of it. Best wishes to all at this worst of times! Martin Keady

sweet - Martin Keady


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Always interesting, fun, and diverse. Love that there are people from all over joining in one virtual place. Enjoy it every week.

sweet - Mia maness


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Fantastic! I participated as a playwright and was wowed by the level of talent from directors, actors and writers. This online event invites artists to collaborate virtually and connect with some fine storytelling. Kudos to the producers working tirelessly to get this event off its feet every week! I'll be back to enjoy more micro-stories. Join me!

sweet - Tori Rice


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Such an incredible way to spend an evening in quarantine with so many from around the world! So much talent, from the writing, to the acting, to the direction - all around a well produced and thought out concept. This brought some much needed light to a dime time!

sweet - Nicholas Ronkin


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So much fun! You never know what to expect. Combine playwrights, actors, and directors to produce original work under the constraints of time and distance, and still they come up with creative moments, heart, and lots of laughs. Add a virtual audience and Theatre is the Cure builds community every Friday night. That is the cure.

sweet - Thelma de Castro


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I had the pleasure of participating as a playwright for this event. It was amazing seeing actors, directors and writers come together from all over the world to deliver a night of entertainment for those of us stuck inside during this pandemic. Definitely check it out.

sweet - Christian St. Croix


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I had a great time as both a director and writer for “Cure.” Super fun way to collaborate with people you’ve never had the chance to work with. An awesome way to scout potential talent for upcoming gigs! A sweet way to spend an evening listening to stories and witnessing the creativity of playwrights. A huge thanks to all those involved.

sweet - Kristen Fogle


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I participated as a playwright in the inaugural event on World Theatre Day, March 27th. It was a fantastic experience. I enjoyed the actor/director team that brought my monologue to life and I enjoyed watching the rest of the fantastically written, acted, and directed monologues. As an emerging playwright who focuses on monologues and short plays, this was a unique virtual opportunity that was fun to be part of and I can't thank Hannah Logan enough for her hard work. I gave it a Sweet-Sour rating because of my second time participating but as a director on April 3rd, the live link was never established and there was a lot of delay in the communication to the audience/directors about what was happening and it was just frustrating waiting for so long. I do appreciate that Hannah made it right by having them all recorded via Zoom and posted for everyone to view. I just think from week to week, there could be more organization but this event is doing important work in this difficult time of COVID-19 and I would participate again, which I was offered as a result of the April 3rd issues. Thank you, Hannah for creating this weekly event! I'd recommend everyone tune in or sign-up to participate.

sweet-sour - CEWhite


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LOVED everything about this!!
Collecting talent from all over the place, fabulously written and directed, and fantastic acting!
Can't wait to see more of this!

sweet - Jenny Rabig


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I had the pleasure of being one of the playwrights for this online theatrical event! It was an amazing experience and the writers, actors and directors were all fantastic! Hannah Logan is presenting this every Friday evening. What a treat during these crazy times. I highly recommend everybody tuning in. It is free but a minimal donation is suggested.

sweet - Cricket Daniel


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A great challenge and an amazing bunch of people to work with! Sharp writing, incisive and insightful directing; top-notch performances to delight in; a super piece to add to my repertoire. It was a privilege (and a blast!) to be part of the event.

sweet - BD Stillion


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What a sweet way to spend an hour of quarantine. Loved hearing such variety of monologues. I laughed until I cried during one of them April 10. Good writing. EXCELLENT ACTING AND DIRECTING.

sweet - Melanie


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This is the voice of us all- living in quarantine- first rate writing acting and directing- front row seats. A great show!

sweet - Patti Stanley


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I write as both a contributor to and an audience member at THEATRE IS THE CURE (Friday 1 May 2020). I was lucky enough that my short lockdown/quarantine monologue, LAST RITES (the story of a man's epic journey to see his dying mother before lockdown/quarantine kicks in), was part of a night of lockdown monologues. Beautifully performed by Alex Wells, and sensitively directed by Hannah Logan (the TITC organiser), it was a delight, even at 4am and some 5,500 miles away in London! Hannah had helped me to rewrite what was originally a monologue set in England and relocate it to New England. It was a wonderful, fast-paced operation that even in a tiny way made me feel like a Beatle re-cutting an album for the American market! I loved the whole experience, remain indebted to Alex and Hannah for bringing my words to painful and funny life, and look forward to sharing LAST RITES (The American Version) far and wide when I get the recording of it. Best wishes to all at this worst of times! Martin Keady

sweet - Martin Keady


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Always interesting, fun, and diverse. Love that there are people from all over joining in one virtual place. Enjoy it every week.

sweet - Mia maness


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Fantastic! I participated as a playwright and was wowed by the level of talent from directors, actors and writers. This online event invites artists to collaborate virtually and connect with some fine storytelling. Kudos to the producers working tirelessly to get this event off its feet every week! I'll be back to enjoy more micro-stories. Join me!

sweet - Tori Rice


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Such an incredible way to spend an evening in quarantine with so many from around the world! So much talent, from the writing, to the acting, to the direction - all around a well produced and thought out concept. This brought some much needed light to a dime time!

sweet - Nicholas Ronkin


Avatar

So much fun! You never know what to expect. Combine playwrights, actors, and directors to produce original work under the constraints of time and distance, and still they come up with creative moments, heart, and lots of laughs. Add a virtual audience and Theatre is the Cure builds community every Friday night. That is the cure.

sweet - Thelma de Castro


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I had the pleasure of participating as a playwright for this event. It was amazing seeing actors, directors and writers come together from all over the world to deliver a night of entertainment for those of us stuck inside during this pandemic. Definitely check it out.

sweet - Christian St. Croix


Avatar

I had a great time as both a director and writer for “Cure.” Super fun way to collaborate with people you’ve never had the chance to work with. An awesome way to scout potential talent for upcoming gigs! A sweet way to spend an evening listening to stories and witnessing the creativity of playwrights. A huge thanks to all those involved.

sweet - Kristen Fogle


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I participated as a playwright in the inaugural event on World Theatre Day, March 27th. It was a fantastic experience. I enjoyed the actor/director team that brought my monologue to life and I enjoyed watching the rest of the fantastically written, acted, and directed monologues. As an emerging playwright who focuses on monologues and short plays, this was a unique virtual opportunity that was fun to be part of and I can't thank Hannah Logan enough for her hard work. I gave it a Sweet-Sour rating because of my second time participating but as a director on April 3rd, the live link was never established and there was a lot of delay in the communication to the audience/directors about what was happening and it was just frustrating waiting for so long. I do appreciate that Hannah made it right by having them all recorded via Zoom and posted for everyone to view. I just think from week to week, there could be more organization but this event is doing important work in this difficult time of COVID-19 and I would participate again, which I was offered as a result of the April 3rd issues. Thank you, Hannah for creating this weekly event! I'd recommend everyone tune in or sign-up to participate.

sweet-sour - CEWhite


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LOVED everything about this!!
Collecting talent from all over the place, fabulously written and directed, and fantastic acting!
Can't wait to see more of this!

sweet - Jenny Rabig


Avatar

I had the pleasure of being one of the playwrights for this online theatrical event! It was an amazing experience and the writers, actors and directors were all fantastic! Hannah Logan is presenting this every Friday evening. What a treat during these crazy times. I highly recommend everybody tuning in. It is free but a minimal donation is suggested.

sweet - Cricket Daniel


Avatar

A great challenge and an amazing bunch of people to work with! Sharp writing, incisive and insightful directing; top-notch performances to delight in; a super piece to add to my repertoire. It was a privilege (and a blast!) to be part of the event.

sweet - BD Stillion


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What a sweet way to spend an hour of quarantine. Loved hearing such variety of monologues. I laughed until I cried during one of them April 10. Good writing. EXCELLENT ACTING AND DIRECTING.

sweet - Melanie


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This is the voice of us all- living in quarantine- first rate writing acting and directing- front row seats. A great show!

sweet - Patti Stanley