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