The makers of 3Views did not launch their new theater websites during the epidemic. But the life of Lockdown has managed to transform this site into something that many in the theater community are now looking for: a place of reflection and mourning.
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Award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl (“Eurydice,” “Next Room, or Vibrate Play”) said, “I think it’s almost like Jane’s Garden, where you keep putting stones in front of rocks.” 3 views co-founded with fellow playwright Julia Jordan. Speaking on the latest episode of StoreCaft, Variety’s Theater Podcast, Ruhl recalled that when the site’s organizers decided to shift gears, they asked themselves: “If we were to build the website to truly build a community in the theater, through mourning productions?” Those that were canceled [and] Are the people in the theater community offering prayers, reflection, melody and meditation? ”
The site collects images, poems and other writings from a group of playwrights such as Paula Vogel, Cheryl L. West and Julia Cho and actress Jessica Heckt. It also highlights initiatives to stop, suspend or stop epidemics (collection of scripts, images and videos) and helpful spotlight for members of the theater community.
The initial idea of the site was to bring together multiple critical perspectives on theater productions. “Part of the inspiration was to diversify the gatekeepers to create art,” Ruhl said, adding that the site could return to that idea when theaters reopen, he added.
Also in the new episode of Stagecraft, Ruhl discusses the connection between theater and poetry, and the spiritual aspects he sees in theater and live events. “Now it’s very mysterious,” he said, referring to the moment, “there needs to be secular prayer and mourning and glory.”
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