Theatre On-Call: A Cultural Counter-Virus is Spreading...

“As someone born in Italy and as an immersive theatre practitioner whose practice is based on crossing the city and being close and intimate with others, I am deeply shaken by the current world situation related to the spread of Covid-19, as I’m sure all of us are. I feel the urge to respond and find a way of still being together while in isolation.”

                                                                                              - Daniele Bartolini, Artistic Director DLT

Istituto Italiano di Cultura and DLT announce “Theatre On-Call” a festival of contemporary, interactive performances occurring over the phone and other digital platforms, a way of keeping connected during these uncertain times.

While we are unable to connect physically during these times of social isolation, we can and will continue to connect- with our voices. Envisioned as a sort of counter virus, that spreads generating artistic responses and connecting and supporting audiences and artists.
 


All Theatre on-call performances are PWYC
All funds go directly to artists who lost work due to Covid-19

 

 

April Programming

 

Tuesday, March 31st

8:00pm ESTThe Human Voice 

An adaptation of Jean Cocteau’s masterpiece for the phone with Danya Buonastella. Set in Paris, this monodrama sees a woman on the phone with her lover of the last five years the night before he marries another woman.

reserve your spot HERE

 

 

Wednesday, April 1st

8:00pm ESTDecameron Tomorrow

Bridging with Italy this event will connect audiences with acclaimed Italian actor Anna Amadori. She will give a performance reflecting on the current state of things in Italy and the value of the Decameron to build community based work.

reserve your spot HERE

Thursday, April 2

3:00pm EST - The Invisible City Episode 1

You receive a call. You are now connected to the Invisible City Hotline, with 5 people you may never meet again. A friendly voice invites you all to connect and to speak about life, your hopes and fears, and your dreams for the future. People on call may join in from different cities or countries.

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7:30pm EST - Bedtime Stories (Family Programming)

Families join interactive storytelling over the phone. A way of coming together in a time of social distancing. A collection of stories as you get comfy in your bed.

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8:00pm EST - Decameron Today 

Interactive storytelling inspired by the Decameron, a collection of short stories told by a group sheltering in a secluded villa outside Florence to escape the Black Death in the 14th century. 

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10:00pm EST - Bedtime Stories for Adults

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10:30pm EST - Inferno Episode 1

Every night a different story from Dante’s masterpiece.

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Friday, April 3

3:00pm EST - The Invisible City Episode 2

An adaptation of the second episode of The Invisible City inspired by the masterpiece of Calvino readapted for a digital performance where participants meet remotely. 

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7:30pm EST - Bedtime Stories (Family Programming)

reserve your spot HERE

 

8:00pm EST - The Invisible City Episode 2 

reserve your spot HERE

 

10:00pm EST - Bedtime Stories for Adults

reserve your spot HERE

 

10:30pm EST - Inferno Episode 2

reserve your spot HERE

 

Saturday, April 4 

7:30pm EST - Bedtime Stories  (Family programming) 

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8:00pm EST - Mystery Guest

Local? International? Unknown and surprising guests tell a mystery story to the audience.

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9:30pm EST - Make Thee An Ark

Philadelphia based artists Raychel Ceciro and Logan Gabriel Schulman present parts of an immersive play that was canceled due to Covid-19. The play is set 300 years in the future in a new Ark floating above an undersea Florida and tells a story from the perspective of a generation living in the flooded future. 

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10:00pm EST - Bedtime Stories for Adults

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Sunday, April 5

3:00 pm EST - Un Colpo Di Telefono 

Connecting from Italy, acclaimed actor Anna Amadori performs a playlist of texts that have left their mark on her and that reflect on the current situation in Italy.

*Show performed in Italian*

reserve your spot HERE

 

8:00pm EST - The Human Voice   

An adaptation of Jean Cocteau’s masterpiece for the phone with Danya Buonastella. Set in Paris, this monodrama sees a woman on the phone with her lover of the last five years the night before he marries another woman.

reserve your spot HERE

 

9:00pm EST - The Invisible City Episode 1

reserve your spot HERE

 

Monday, April 6

3:00pm EST - The Invisible City Episode 2 

reserve your spot HERE

 

7:30pm EST - Bedtime Stories (Family Programming)

reserve your spot HERE

 

8:00pm EST - The Invisible City Episode 2

reserve your spot HERE

 

10:00pm EST - Bedtime Stories for Adults

reserve your spot HERE

 

10:30pm EST - Inferno Episode 3

reserve your spot HERE

 

 

Tuesday, April 7

3:00pm EST - The Invisible City Episode 1

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8:00pm EST - Decameron Today

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10:30pm EST - Inferno Episode 4

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Wednesday, April 8

3:00pm EST - The Human Voice

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7:30pm EST - Bedtime Stories (Family Programming)

reserve your spot HERE

 

8:00pm EST - Mystery Guest

reserve your spot HERE

 

10:00pm EST - Bedtime Stories for Adults

reserve your spot HERE

 

Thursday, April 9 

3:00pm EST - The Invisible City Episode 1

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9:00pm EST - Thursday Night Live

A comedy night with DLT and guest Artists. 

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Ongoing Activities with Multiple Time Slots

 

How to Improve Life in Your Living Room (anytime upon booking. Ongoing activity for 6 days with daily tasks)

DLT artists, Franco Berti and Violante Binazzi, will give you tips about how to improve your life with capturing life moments, documenting artistically and what steps you can take to improve your life while confined in your home. This is an interactive project of exchange with audiences and artists. 

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Secrets (any time upon booking. 2 phone calls performance a day x 3 days)

Give us your phone number. Receive random phone calls from someone. Register with your phone number and receive one to one short performances by Vincent Leblanc Beaudoin available in French and English. Listen to someone’s secrets while in isolation, be their confidant.

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Hashtag: #TheatreOnCall

 

For inquiries email: dlt.experience@gmail.com

View full press release here

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