With the challenges of COVID 19, Phamaly spent March through the end of 2020 creating virtual programming that audiences and artists could still enjoy.
With the loss of ticket sales for Alice in Wonderland and the cancellation of any in person fundraisers, Phamaly decided to take BIG Night 2020 virtual.
Even though Alice in Wonderland was postponed until 2021, Phamaly decided to use the time to workshop the production. In June, the cast and artistic team met virtually to explore the script and music soundtrack in preparation for a future production. Playwright David Jacobi and music creators Wheelchair Sports Camp were able to use the cast to help further develop the work.
Play Salon Reading Series
In July, the staff created an opportunity for actors, playwrights, and directors to explore classic and contemporary plays – from Shakespeare and Arthur Miller to Lauren Yee and Lynn Nottage. Readings happened over four weeks and included over 50 artists.
Seize The Day Parody
Past actors and staff from Phamaly Theatre Company sing a parody of Seize the Day from Newsies the Musical. This parody is a response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Performers in order of appearance:
Daniel Traylor, Leonard Barrett Jr., Erin Banta*, Carl Krim, Jerry Krim, Maria Ciobanu, Regan Linton*, Jenna Bainbridge, Phillip Lomeo, Aloukika Patro, Lyndsay Palmer, Hiroko “Koji” Higashino, Jeremy Palmer, Lucy Roucis, Connor Long, Garrett Zuercher, Griffin McConnell, Moira McConnell, Sully McConnell, Adam Johnson, Darion Ramos*, Katy Williams with Morrie and Pillow
Special Appearance by Paul Behrhorst
Musicians: Donna Debreceni (keys and percussion)
Leslie Wilburn (violin)
Editing by Annie Jacobs*
*denotes staff member of Phamaly
Gettin’ the Dirt
Get a glimpse of the inner workings of Phamaly – including actor perspectives, designer methods, and program reflections – through interviews, audio recordings, blogs, and videos shared through our weekly e-mails.
Phamaly actors and staff have been creating fun and short Wacky Videos to keep spirits high and bring joy to those in our community. Visit the Youtube playlist to see them all.