OUR 2020-2021 SEASON
With all the uncertainty of the year under a pandemic, we had to shutter our live theatre space. However, we plan on offering a number of online, live-streaming, and on-demand productions.
I'M STREAMING OF AN ALRIGHT CHRISTMAS
by Carla Milarch and R. Mackenzie Lewis - World Premiere
It's the week before Christmas, 2020. The reindeer are on strike; the Elves haven’t made any toys; and Santa can't figure out the darn "Unmute" button. And it's all because of the evil Rona Monster menacing the North Pole. Will the Elves save Christmas? Will Rudolph fly again? This year, Theatre NOVA presents a socially distant panto performed live on Zoom (no mask required). Audiences can expect an interactive, fun and much-needed escape for the whole family this holiday season! Co-Directed by Carla Milarch and R. MacKenzie Lewis. Featuring David Moan, Mike Sandusky and Monica Spencer.
“I’m Streaming of an Alright Christmas” will be performed live on Zoom from Dec. 19 through Dec. 27, 2020. Showtimes are 11:00 am and 2:00 pm on Saturdays (Dec. 19 and 26); 5:00 pm on Sundays (Dec. 20 and 27); and 7:00 pm on Wed., Dec. 23 and Thurs. Dec. 24.
Tickets are $10 for one person streaming, $15 for two streamers, and $25 for a family of streamers.Ticket holders will receive a link to click on to view and maybe even participate in the fun.
ZOOM PLAY OF THE MONTH
All were presented LIVE on Zoom. If you missed any of the LIVE shows, you can still purchase a Series Pass and view the videos of all four plays ON DEMAND through May 31, 2021.
WHATCHA DOIN? by Jacquelyn Priskorn
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 at 8pm
In Whatcha Doin?, a film student interviews a former child star turned voice over actor for a documentary project. Thrilled to witness Marnie's work-from-home recording studio in action, Raven is surprised to learn about the difficulties Marnie had while portraying the goofy, unattractive kid on a TV series, but even more so, Raven is curious about why Marnie is now unable to leave her home.
Directed by Theatre NOVA Producing Artistic Director, Diane Hill. Featuring Kate Stark and Megan Wesner.
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021 at 8pm
Four characters reveal what they've learned after being trapped within four respective film/theatre genres (Musical theatre, documentary, slapstick, and horror.) A hilarious comedy exploring the role of art in life and society.
Directed by Theatre NOVA Founding Artistic Director, Carla Milarch. Cast: Jennifer Felts, Nate John-Mark, Dan Johnson and David Moan.
MORTAL FOOLS by Catherine Zudak
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 8pm
Captain Michaels, an intelligence officer stationed in Afghanistan, has to determine whether or not an Army Major committed treason for the love of a beautiful war correspondent, Lailah. The case appears open and shut, but Michaels has his doubts. He calls on a civilian contractor, his ex-wife, to help him uncover the truth. But, can his ex convince him the reporter is blameless as well? Or will Michaels have to terminate Lailah's life? Directed by Theatre NOVA Producing Artistic Director, David Wolber. Cast: Alysia Kolascz, Patrick Loos, Bryan Lark and Shelby Seeley.
THE W.I.T.C.H. by Morgan Breon
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 8pm
THE W.I.T.C.H. shows the joys, pains, and struggles of Ms. Morgan, a newly hired Behavior Specialist at a Detroit public high school. When hope begins to crack open her students’ hearts and minds, Ms. Morgan’s office might just be the most dangerous room in the entire school. Directed by Theatre NOVA Producing Artistic Director, Diane Hill. Featuring Morgan Breon in a tour de force role as she portrays an array of characters in the public school setting including a behavior specialist, students, teachers and administrators.
*THE W.I.T.C.H. stands for Wound Intervention Through Care and Healing
This performance was followed by a talk-back about the play and the desensitization to trauma amongst youth experiences in and out of school. Interested attendees had the opportunity to ask questions and join the discussion.