Performing Arts: Together L.A. Virtual Stage Festival

Jason Lee, left, and Kevin Douglas in Nambi E. Kelly’s “whas a rat to do,” streaming Oct. 1

Together L.A. presents 34 works over three weekends in October, each work created specifically for a virtual format and each 10 minutes in length. Together they celebrate the vibrant, diverse and intimate theater scene of greater Los Angeles.

The festival takes place Oct. 1-3, 8-10 and 16-17, beginning at 7 p.m., with three to six works each night. It’s a collaborative effort by Alternative Theatre Los Angeles, a community of 61 companies including Actors Co-op, Chance Theater, Independent Shakespeare Company, Odyssey Theatre Ensemble and Theatre West. 

Opening night: Ammunition Theatre Company, The Token by Bernardo Cubria; the Fountain Theatre, Talking Peace by France-Luce Benson; Lower Depth Theatre, whas a rat to do by Nambi E. Kelly; Company of Angels, Class of 2020 by Lisa Loomer; Echo Theatre Company, abrazame pendeja by Bernardo Cubria; IAMA Theatre Company, You Didn’t Die by John Lavelle.

Tickets are free but reservations are required; each event is hosted by celebrity guests. Streaming is via and YouTube. Donations benefit Color of Change.

Photo courtesy Lower Depth Theatre.


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