As part of Arizona Theatre Company’s inventory of online content to bring creative opportunities to hunkered-down audiences, Sean Daniels, artistic director, is launching the first in a series of weekly Facebook Live broadcasts at 4 p.m., Friday, April 24.
Opening-broadcast guests include Lucky Yates, best known recently as the voice of Dr. Krieger on the award-winning FX network animated series Archer, now in its 11th season, and a reGular on the Food Network’s Good Eats; actress Veronika Duerr, who made her ATC debut in the 2019-2020 production of Lauren Gunderson’s Silent Sky; Mary Wolf, ATC costume shop manager; and composer lyricist Brian Lowdermilk, best known for collaborations with Kait Kerrigan.
“We really wanted to start a weekly way to talk with our audience – to let them know how we’re doing, what we’re up to, to give them inside info on what’s in the works – and to hear from them,” Daniels says. “Running a theater is really a two-way conversation, so we wanted to create more ways for them to talk to us.”
To join in the conversation, go to @ArizonaTheatreCompany on Facebook.
PODCASTS In addition to the Daniels-hosted Facebook Live chats, ATC is launching a series of weekly podcasts, called Hang & Focus, which will be released every Sunday.
The online content follows the successful online stream of The Legend of Georgia McBride, which was postponed until the 2021-2022 season when the current season went on hiatus in March.
The company’s education program, ATCteen, for students 13-19 years of age, also has been moved online.
For more information, visit www.arizonatheatre.org.