Live Theater Revisits Audio Theater

A lot of the company has worked, and continues to work, in live theater — though now isn’t as easy. We previously shared a message from the artistic director of the Guthrie Theater in Minnesota about theater’s enduring qualities.

Theaters are continuing to find ways to weather the closures and one way, as detailed on NPR, is to do plays as radio dramas.

The article references Orson Welles’ famous “War of the Worlds” broadcast from 1938, which we commemorated in 2018 with our own live performance of “War of the Worlds,” set in modern day and locally here in the Washington, DC area.

We hope this trend helps keep the lights on for many theaters — and perhaps introduces new listeners to the “Theater of the Mind.”