Theatre East’s annual 5x5 Drama Series, which typically features five short plays in five boroughs in five days with five cast members, pivots to streaming this year, July 14–18.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, Theatre East commissioned five plays specifically for Zoom. Each play airs one night, and all five will be available July 19 in an evening titled The Big Show.
The lineup follows. All plays are at 7:30 PM ET.
The Dead Can Zoom by Dan O’Neil, directed by Judson Jones
Featuring Ben Dawson, Chrysi Sylaidi, Debra Wassum, and Christa Kimlicko-Jones
A mysterious medium connects clients with ghosts over Zoom… for a price.
Bye Charlie Bye Lane by Stephanie Fagan, directed by Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy
Featuring Rachel Towne and Jennifer Tsay
An art student must complete her final thesis painting remotely. Her subject is her recent ex.
Karula's Dream Show Live by Julia Rae Maldonado, directed by Bianca Puorto
Featuring Kim Rios Lin, Paula Pizzi, Peter Farraiolo, Yhá Mourhia Wright, and surprise guests
A seer believes she can save the world through her incredible gift of Dream Interpretation (this show is interactive).
Together by Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy, directed by Benard Cummings
Featuring Olivia De Guzman, Lyon Hamel, and Shyama Nithiananda
Three people try to get to the heart of the matter while separated by forces beyond their control.
Director Dash by Lori Fischer, directed by Misti Wills
Featuring Dan Domingues, Lori Fischer, Beth Ann Hopkins, Judson Jones, Christa Kimlicko Jones, Julia Rae Maldonado, Mike McNulty, Lauren Pisano, and Kelvin Summerhill.