PlayFest 2020 features six readings of new plays in development. This season, the annual new play festival will be a completely virtual event.
Through the virtual readings, patrons will experience groundbreaking new works while participating in the creative process by sharing their reactions directly with the playwright and creative team at a post-show talkback.
This season’s PlayFest lineup features:
- Polar Bears, Black Boys, and Prairie Fringed Orchids by Vincent Terrell Durham
- Take My Hand And Wave Goodbye by Tammy Ryan
- Apologies to Lorraine Hansberry (You Too August Wilson) by Rachel Lynett
- Welcome to Matteson! by Inda Craig-Galván
- The Wheel Woman by Vincent Delaney
- Flashes and Floaters by Deneen Reynolds-Knott
PlayFest 2020 tickets are $10 per show, or get the PlayFest Pass for only $48, and see them all. Visit OrlandoShakes.org for tickets and more information.
Starting on the International Day of Peace, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, the 18th annual Global Peace Film Festival offers a robust program that includes thought-provoking films and art exhibits for people all over the world to enjoy from the comfort and safety of their homes, as well as a limited number of in-person Orlando events at which people can be safely distanced.
The Melrose Center, part of the Orange County Library System (OCLS), is hosting the Melrose Film Festival 2020 from September 18-27, and it’s going online this year.
The preview event starts at 11am on the Orlando Shakes Facebook page, and will offer exclusive interviews with the playwrights, including a real time audience Q&A. Plus, see sneak peeks of two script readings, and access a limited time ticket discount.
PlayFest 2020 takes place October 3 – November 7, and this season, the annual new play festival will be a completely virtual event.
Orlando Shakes has announced it will be offering a free virtual preview of its upcoming PlayFest 2020 on Saturday, September 12.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a disease that progressively paralyzes its victims, attacking nerve cells and pathways in the brain or spinal cord, stripping away the ability to walk, talk, eat and eventually breathe. ALS has no known cause or cure.
The event will gather ALS researchers and experts to discuss the latest advances in ALS care, research, active studies, advocacy and much more in the search for a cure to end this devastating disease.
Register for this free fundraising event at the link below.
The ALS Association Florida Chapter will be hosting the Seventh Annual Hope and Help Symposium online, for the first time, on August 29, 2020, and it’s free to attend.
On August 21, Orlando Shakes returns with its popular “Virtual Shakesbeer” series, this time featuring the bard’s “As You Like It,” in a free online event.
For the first time, the Florida Film Festival is taking things online, in addition to the regular festival. The virtual festival will screen 151 films from this year’s official selections via the Eventive streaming platform
Passes for the Virtual Florida Film Festival are only $40.
This year in addition to the regular Florida Film Festival (which runs August 7-20 at the Enzian in Maitland), the festival is going online.
Universal Orlando has announced June 30th as the grand opening for its newest attraction, The Bourne Stuntacular, and they’re celebrating with an online sneak peek tonight (June 29).
June 12, 2020, marks the four year anniversary of the horrible Pulse tragedy, and due to current events, the annual Pulse Remembrance Ceremony will be held online this year.
Seminole State College of Florida’s Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium is hosting several family-friendly online events this week and next.
These virtual shows and events serve to entertain and educate viewers about Earth, our solar system and beyond.
Here’s what the Planetarium has coming up: