As the country (and world) becomes acclimated to social distancing, staying home, and using technology to stay connected, we’ve been inspired by the number of people in the Broadway and theater community who are taking to social media and interactive livestreaming to share their talents and uplifting messages. Who doesn’t love listening to Andrew Lloyd Webber play his creations on his living room piano? (seriously, check it out @andrewlloydwebber.)
Camp Broadway®’s AT THIS STAGE™ had an AMAZING first week of online “Broadway Conversations” with knowledgeable, experienced, and engaging professionals who work on- and off- stage. Hundreds of students, teachers, and Broadway fans across North America joined in the LIVE conversations with week one guests that included: actor, Andrew Barth Feldman; actress, Krystal Joy Brown; author, Jenna Gavigan; costume designer, Emilio Sosa; composer, Zina Goldrich; and actress, Jill Abramovitz.
Audience members submitted questions while AT THIS STAGE™ hosts, Anna Raful and Michael Griffo, led the conversations. The superstar line-up of experts provided insight into their specific fields and careers and gave aspiring young artists advice on pursuing their own passions. Each session concluded with the question, “What does ‘Character’ mean to you?” in reference to Camp Broadway®’s motto and mission “Develop Your Character”. Each answer was unique, relevant, and inspiring and reminds us of the value of arts education especially in trying times. If you missed any of last week’s conversations, recorded links will be available on the AT THIS STAGE™ webpage.
The AT THIS STAGE™ team is excited to announce week two’s roster! Guests include: young, innovative entrepreneur, Andrew Goren; world-renowned scenic design expert, Paul Tate dePoo; Playbill Senior Features Editor, Ruthie Fierberg; award-winning composer, Georgia Stitt; and Moulin Rouge cast member, Kevin Curtis. Sessions take place daily at 1:30 pm EDT and are delivered to audiences by Camp Broadway® LLC and partner, interactive streaming experts, Streamable Learning. To learn more about upcoming guests and sign up to be a part of the conversation visit www.campbroadway.com/AtThisStage.
Have a theater topic or Broadway profession you want to learn more about? Send a message to Sunny@campbroadway.com. Camp Broadway® has over 25 years of experience making Broadway and theater arts accessible to students and audiences and this has never been more important. Our team is dedicated to spreading the joy and light of Broadway through these difficult times so that the theater community and world will come through this stronger than ever!