At Opening Act we’re fortunate to have a dynamic Artistic Advisory Board actively engaged with the arts, film, theater, and television. These kind folks are especially helpful during a pandemic when we’re all cocooned inside, keeping busy staying healthy and connected.
Here’s a roundup of compelling online escapes featuring Opening Act Artistic Advisory Board members. Stay engaged with our community with some popcorn and a comfy couch!
WATCH The Public Theater’s acclaimed Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Much Ado About Nothing directed by our dear friend, Kenny Leon.
WATCH Rachel Chavkin’s company, The TEAM’s weekly avant-garde micro-festival, Out of An Abundance of Caution. Catch this LIVE event every Sunday night after the kids have gone to bed.
WATCH Uzo Aduba as the iconic Shirley Chisholm in FX’s Mrs. America on Hulu. This much-talked-about new series follows 1970’s era conservative gadfly, Phyllis Schlafly and the ERA campaign. Also starring Cate Blanchett, Tracey Ullman, and Sarah Paulson. Another Opening Act friend, Brandon J. Dirden (Jitney) appears in a few episodes – BONUS!
WATCH Aja Naomi King in the endlessly entertaining treasure, How To Get Away With Murder on ABC. Captivating us all in its 6th season, if you’re a newbie, there’s plenty of episodes to keep you occupied!
FOR THE KIDS
WATCH The Kids Guide to the Coronavirus w/ Kristen Bell! This Nickelodeon produced special helps our young people better understand and find the language for this moment. Filled with low-stress, helpful advice, this is an excellent primer for the little sponges in our lives.
WORTH A LOOK
WATCH Celia Keenan-Bolger read from Eat, Pray, Love superstar Elizabeth Gilbert’s new novel City of Girls.
DID YOU MISS?
WATCH Opening Act’s delightfully inspiring Show Up To Yes, And! featuring Opening Act students, alumni, Anthony Ramos, Aja Naomi King, James Monroe Iglehart, Kenny Leon, Jared Gertner, and Billy Porter! Hosted by Zareta Ricks, this event aired live via Zoom on March 25, 2020. Filled with poems, monologues, jokes, and wisdom, Show Up To Yes, And! will swell your heart, lift your spirit, and keep you going another day!
Be well and stay safe! More resources, entertainment, and interactive workshops to come ❤️