BWW Preview: DETC Will Present Three Weeks of Original SHELTERING STORIES Online on Friday Nights.
Desert Ensemble Theatre (DETC) will present by Zoom a three-week series of short plays and monologues entitled SHELTERING STORIES. Written, directed and performed by company members and other Desert artists, "Sheltering Stories" will address aspects of social distancing and self-isolation from both dramatic and comic perspectives.
The series kicks off on Friday, May 22 at 7pm with LOVE LOCKDOWN, a short dramedy written by Phylicia Mason. Romance during the pandemic-a budding love affair with a co-worker is kindled over a Zoom screen. Directed by Keith Cornell, starring Phylicia Mason and Miguel Arballo. Produced by Shawn Abramowitz and Jerome Elliott.
SHELTERING STORIES, made possible from a grant from the California Desert Arts Council's "Keep Art Alive" initiative, will be an online experience. Each Friday night performance will be via Zoom conference where anyone with the Zoom link (to be found on DETC's Facebook page @DETCstage and its website http://www.detctheatre.org/learn/about_detc/ and also emailed to the company's patrons) can log in to watch. These sessions will be recorded and available to the wider audience of those who could not attend the initial performance.
The other two pieces (May 29 and June 5) are:
A CROWD OF ONE, a dramatic monologue by Tony Padilla. A novelist in self-isolation reflects on how the shelter-in-place orders ultimately change who we are or our world view.
SMILE FOR THE CAMERA, a short comedy by Jason Hull. A young man tries to help his grandmother with the challenges of videoconferencing.
The Zoom information for LOVE LOCKDOWN is:
Meeting ID: 872 0229 4057