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    Virtual Vortex: Heartland

    This is a rebroadcast video of the Vortex production of Gabriel Jason Dean's amazing, heartwrenching drama in which a retired professor in Nebraska, reeling after his adopted daughter Getee is killed by the Taliban while teaching children outside of Kabul, is visited by an Afghan refugee who's carrying Getee's prized books, and – oh, you definitely need to see what happens next. Starring Kareem Badr, Kacey Samiee, and Lowell Bartholomee; directed by Rudy Ramirez. I can't vouch for the camerawork on this video – I've not seen it yet – but the show itself, there's no way I can recommend it highly enough. It's so powerful, it's – well, read Robert Faires' review and you'll get an idea.
    Sun., May 10, 7:30pm. Donations accepted.  
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    As You Like It: A Zoom Play

    ImprovEd Shakespeare is taking William Shakespeare’s classic online. Director Andee Kinzy gathered her students virtually for weekly rehearsals, and now the players will be performing from their houses and controlling their entrances and exits as panelists on the webinar. No stranger to pushing the boundaries of performance, the company has experimented with site-specific, livestreamed theatre before: an impromptu production of Hamlet, from young theatre kids around the world. (See that one on Vimeo right here.)
    Sat.-Sun., May 9-10, 7pm. Free.  
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    The Social Distancing Festival

    This is an online community, as playwright and unstoppable force of creative nature Nick Green informs us, and it's been activated to "celebrate and showcase the work of the many artists around the world who have been affected by the need for social distancing that has come about due to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)." It's not Austin-based, this virtual and ongoing festival of all kinds of performance arts, but damned if there aren't a few talented Austinites among the eclectic (and ever-growing) mix.
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    Virtual Ground Floor: The Ballad of Robert E. Lee

    Ground Floor Theatre's Zoom reading of this new Cassandra Rose play is still up on YouTube, featuring the talents of Michelle CT Alexander, Michael Ferstenfeld, Danielle Grisko, Matrex Kilgore, Rocky Lane, and Chelsea Lee, as directed by the incomparable Lisa Scheps.

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