August 21, 2020, Fort Thomas, KY—Village Players of Fort Thomas is thrilled to be able to bring quality, full-scale theatre back to the stage by sharing its annual New Works production virtually for the first time. It’s Alive-ish: 7 new plays about weird stuff features original short plays by local playwrights and will be available for streaming from August 29th – September 27th. Patrons can stream this charming and unique production, professionally filmed and edited by the team at Camera Behind the Curtain, from the safety of their homes. Think Disney+’s Hamilton, but without Lin Manuel Miranda. No masks, no shoes, no risk.
“It’s Alive-ish is not a zoom call or a reading! It’s a full production—memorized and performed live on the VP stage and recorded for your convenience,” explains New Works founder, playwright, and actor Angela Klocke Forbes. “It’s seven short, all-new plays written by local authors and performed by talented local actors which you can watch from the comfort of your COVID-free couch. And for the same, low price, you can even watch it more than once.”
It’s Alive-ish features the work of playwrights Chris Bishop, Betsy Bossart, Roger Collins, A.K. Forbes, Judy Sceifres, Fred Tacon, and Eric Thomas, and the talents of local actors Rachel Baker, Lyle Benjamin, Pam Blessing, Ellie Conniff, John Conrard, Kevin Clarisey, Jessie Faye, Angela Klocke Forbes, Nathan Henegar, Katie Jensen, Rusty Lacy, Danielle Muething, Fred Murrell, Jeff Richardson, Jacqlyn Schott, Megan Schultheis, Khrys Styles, and Aimee Ward.
Nathan Henegar will direct New Works for the third year in a row. “I enjoy helping writers bring their ideas and stories to life in the collaborative laboratory that New Works creates,” he says. “The group is a great part of Village Players and I look forward to bringing the community new and original theatre for years to come.”
Tickets are just $10 and available online at villageplayers.org.
Village Players of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, is a vibrant community theatre that has produced plays and musicals for more than 50 years. Performing in an intimate space, you will feel like you are part of the action, sitting inches from the actors on three sides of the stage. We strive to appeal to a broad audience, producing three main-stage shows of varying styles and a children’s show each winter. Village Players is a member of the American Association of Community Theatre (AACT), Association of Community Theatres Cincinnati (ACT), Ohio Community Theatre Association (OCTA), and the Kentucky Theatre Association (KTA).