How did they do it? How did theatre makers keep ideas alive, keep spirits up in a time of plague and political divide? For some, self-initiated projects and arts activism gave purpose to the isolation. As new venues emerged in a digital world, distanced from darkened theatre spaces, playwrights began to write for other, often more intimate spheres. Released from stage right and stage left, many new plays have smashed through the fourth wall and flown right over the footlights. The little screens of Zoom quickly framed the work (hey, wasn’t that called television a long time ago?).
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