The Homebound Project Review and Pics. 10 New Plays in The First Hour

The pandemic has produced two kinds of theatrical Netathons , which is my name for oversized online theatrical events by established artists in support of a charitable cause. The first are the star-studded variety shows…And then there are the anthologies of original short plays, almost all of them monologues, put together by pairing experienced playwrights with celebrated actors. The latest of these is The Homebound Project, which last night launched a 70-minute video of ten new plays — the first of three planned “editions” over the next five weeks enlisting some 50 playwrights and performers. Tickets cost $10 (or more, if you can afford it), the proceeds going to No Kid Hungry. Although the “The Homebound Project” embodies several of the central elements of this second, newly emerging genre, it somehow largely avoids what seem to be its potential pitfalls

Full review on DC Theatre Scene

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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