To our community:
ReThink Theatrical has decided to indefinitely postpone our Virtual Season. The Virtual Season came into existence because we wanted to show the world that theater and creativity can thrive even in the wake of a global pandemic. While that is still an important goal, it is secondary to the amplification of Black voices and experiences at this time.
Our Board of Trustees, staff, casts, and production members for all the shows in 2020 are going to take a step back and determine the most effective use of our public platform in the elevation of the Black community. We will take up less space with content that distracts from the important work being done. In this time, we will listen, learn, and reflect inwardly about how our organization can further commit to making theater accessible to everyone.
It may be appropriate to bring the Virtual Season back later on in the summer, but at this time we do not want to distract from the important work that is happening in our nation to recognize the inherent value of Black lives.
If you have any questions about our decision, they can be sent to the Executive Director, Stephanie Bond at her email address, email@example.com.
ReThink Theatrical is outraged by the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade and the continued violence against and oppression of the Black community. We stand in solidarity with all those taking action to create lasting change.
We refuse to ignore the realities of systemic racism in our nation, and we are committed to being an antiracist organization. ReThink Theatrical believes in the inherent equality of all persons. We believe Black lives matter. We do not simply want to acknowledge that racism exists, but will actively fight against it whenever it occurs.
While we are a theater-making organization, ReThink Theatrical also believes in the power of the written word to challenge apathy, dispel ignorance, move toward action, and build empathy. We would encourage all people to review and explore “An Anti-Racist Reading List” from Ibram X. Kendi, a professor and the director of the Antiracist Research & Policy Center at American University. You can find his list below.
If you are searching for other specific ways to become more tangibly involved through action and donation, please consider reading through the comprehensive list below.
We’re all mad here! Take a journey down the Rabbit Hole and explore Wonderland in a way that you’ve never seen it before. You become Alice, lost in a virtual interactive Wonderland, and meet beloved characters like the Mad Hatter and the Cheshire Cat. Go beyond the looking glass and explore Wonderland from the comfort of your own home. This production is rated G for all ages. Tickets are not required. RSVP below to get a reminder within three days of the performance. If you RSVP within three days of the event, you may not receive an additional reminder. All access information will be found on this and other pages on the ReThink website.
By the pricking of our thumbs, something wicked this way comes! Based on the famous Shakespeare play, ReThink Theatrical, in collaboration with Idyll Shift, has reformatted the story of Macbeth, which follows the journey of the nefarious Thane of Scotland who kills the king and steals the throne. This abridged story of heartbreak and betrayal will be told through the power of virtual storytelling. This production is rated PG, and may be best for audiences above the age of 10. Tickets are not required. RSVP below to get a reminder within three days of the performance. If you RSVP within three days of the event, you may not receive an additional reminder. All access information will be found on this and other pages on the ReThink website.
Robin, keep runnin’ through those woods! ReThink is excited to reproduce one of its classic original plays: Robin Hood. Meet the ragtag group of characters from Nottingham and battle the mean old Sheriff and Prince John to help save the good people across the land. You’ll be sitting on the edge of your seat from home as we stream this classic to you with promises of laughter, battles, and original music. This production is rated G for all ages. Tickets are not required. RSVP below to get a reminder within three days of the performance. If you RSVP within three days of the event, you may not receive an additional reminder. All access information will be found on this and other pages on the ReThink website.
Join us for ReThink’s adaptation of this high-energy, musically-infused comedy stuffed with endless silliness. Audiences of all ages will feel right at home at this farcical feast of fast-talking fools!
The Duke Orsino is in love with the Countess Olivia. Olivia loves an attendant named Cesario. There’s only one problem: Cesario is a woman pretending to be a man and she happens to love Orsino. But don’t worry, Cesario’s twin brother will turn up unexpectedly and complicate the love triangle even further! Just add some mischievous pranksters out to have a good laugh and you have Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night!
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