Dear theatre friends,
Did you know that today, Tuesday, May 5th, has been named “Giving Tuesday” in a rather recent tradition (since 2012) created by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation? A perfect reminder to go through your list of favorite non profit theatres and send them all a donation.
Whenever it will be possible for theatres to reopen, we need these wonderful institutions! Please make certain that they can survive until then.
I’ve been reminded by the wonderful Catrina McHugh of OpenClasp Theatre in Newcastle, that this is “Deaf Awareness Week.” She’s also cited the tragic statistic that deaf women are twice as likely to be abused by their partners. During this time of isolation, the problem has been exponentially exacerbated.
For two days, you can see “Rattle Snake,” Open Clasp’s BSL (British Sign Language) version of their terrific play about coercive control, a previously overlooked form of domestic abuse. I saw this at London’s Soho Theatre and held my breath until it ended– it’s a powerful look at an often unseen situation.
Many police officers have since viewed “Rattle Snake” and said they were unaware of the seriousness of this problem– please watch, and then– donate! Open Clasp needs financial support to continue remaking the world– one play at a time!
Mark May 7th, 2pm (New York time), to view “Border Tales”, a unique mixture of theatre and dance by Protein Dance of London. This Telegraph review may peak your interest, if my recommendation isn’t enough. I loved and shortlisted it for my Award– it’s memorable.
Then, May 9th, you’ll be able to see Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “By Jeeves,” which has a book by the master playwright, Alan Ayckbourn, on his You Tube channel, “The Shows Must Go On,” for only 48 hours.
Enough for today– I have other shows up my sleeve for future missives!
Again, if you discover other theatre-related news– please get in touch: Carol.
And, need I reiterate? I’d like to continue to write because so many have expressed their enjoyment of reading– but I must have content!
Please send other theatre related information, or do try to recall a story you’d like me to post.
Carol Tambor publishes a monthly newsletter, which announces worthy shows coming to New York, along with occasional information about London theatre and, of course, the Edinburgh Fringe.