“There are no greats who have come before us…” OR My first ZOOM play performance

This past week I had a new “COVID-first,” and that was my first rehearsed performance of a play through the “Zoom” video-meeting application.

I was lucky enough to have a friend (and local mom/actress/writer), Ashlee Bell Caress, write a beautiful, intimate play. Originally, the plan was to rehearse and prepare this piece for the Hollywood Fringe Festival

Which is now not happening thanks to COVID (womp womp).

So we rallied together and decided to perform a “staged” reading of the play through Zoom. The talented Bo Powell signed on to direct, and the show was double cast for *spoilers* reasons and also so the writer could see different interpretations of her work.

If you’re interested in talking about my opinions/experiences performing on this limited, business-focused platform (how are movements constricted? Is it more similar to film or stage acting? How did the director navigate technical effects and blocking?) let me know in the comments, and I will put together a piece on my thoughts. This platform may be around a bit longer than we’d hope.

Otherwise, my first virtual show is done! Time for the next project.

Published by Emilie

The dorky diva herself. Obvi.

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