Every Thursday New Stage will release a Virtual Play Reading or a New Stage Dialogue. The plays will be original new works presented as part of the Eudora Welty New Plays Series or Mississippi themed plays for the Mississippi Play Series. The New Stage Dialogue will include conversations with New Stage artists and community partners on a variety of topics in relation to New Stage productions. The virtual series continues New Stage’s mission to develop original, and Mississippi themed work, and enables the theatre to keep employing artists. These online experiences are a project of the new Thursday Night Plays, Conversations & Cocktails with New Stage Theatre Series that debuts in September! We’ll also share a signature cocktail recipe that connects to the evening’s play or topic. These will all be ONLINE events. To register for these FREE (donations welcome!) events, simply click to our Box Office. Registration is Required and must be secured by 4:30 p.m. on the day of the event. Receive a direct link to that night’s online experience by noon on the day of the performance. Let’s gather together!
New Stage Theatre continues Thursday Nights Virtual Plays, Conversations, & Cocktails with a conversation focused on Mississippi Theatre. Theatre artists, community theatre leaders, theatre instructors and college theatre representative will discuss what is happening in theatre programs around the state and how the community is adjusting to COVID-19 restrictions. Special guests include Stacey Howell, Mississippi Theatre Association Executive Director; Juniper Wallace, Mississippi Theatre Association President; Malaika Quarterman, New Stage Theatre Board and Mississippi Thespians Board Director; and Dr. Elissa Sartwell, SETC State Auditions Chair and Belhaven University Theatre Department Chair.
Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions and make comments through the chat feature. The virtual series continues New Stage’s mission to develop original, and Mississippi themed work, and enables the theatre to keep employing artists.