During this difficult period, artists and arts organizations are redoubling their efforts to maintain and strengthen our collective ties.

The arts enable us to imagine and reflect, and to find meaning, respite, and connection in uncertain times. Through this New Lecture Series patrons will gain insight into the creative process through a series of Guest speakers.

Upcoming Lectures
Conversation with Schele Williams

August 19th at 6:00PM

Broadway star and a founding member of Black Theatre United, Schele Williams, joins us to chat with Roy about the Black Lives Matter Movement, racism in the theatre industry and ways to chart a course to a more equitable future.

Join the Conversation on August 19th at 6:00 PM

Past Lectures
The Art of Costuming: From the Page to the Stage

Presented By Sera Bourgeau

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 6:00 PM

This 60-minute, lecture and Q/A will give viewers an insight into the process and explore the creative process of some of Sera’s costume fabricators.

 
Steel Magnolias Reunion

Lecture Date: Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 6:00 PM

 

Cape May Stage presented a production of the much-loved play Steel Magnolias. This reunion will bring all the cast members together (virtually) to reminisce and share behind the scenes stories. This lecture will also give a fascinating insight into the rehearsal process of a play going from the page to the stage.

Set in Stone: Collaborating and Creating Scenery

Presented By Spencer Potter

Lecture Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 6:00 PM

Set in stone… or is it? Designing a production requires collaboration and creativity to tell the story of the play. The journey from the director and designers first script read to the final design is a journey that takes place over months of communication and collaboration that happens well before the first rehearsal. In that time frame, many ideas and approaches are discussed and eventually the final concept and design completed. What kind of conversations do directors and designers have? What behind the scenes work takes place to make a show happen? What are some behind the scenes tricks scenic designers use?

Casting Confessions
Second Part of a Virtual Lecture Series

Presented by Roy Steinberg

Lecture Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 6:00 PM

This presentation will dive into the do’s and don’ts, sure-fire tricks, and essential information that an actor should never walk into an audition room without.

Casting Confessions will lift up the curtain and take a look at unpredictable and always-evolving world of show business. Roy Steinberg will give advice to aspiring actors or any theatre lovers that just want to learn about the process.

What Does A Director Do?

The First Part of a Virtual Lecture Series
Presented by Roy Steinberg

Lecture Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 6:00 PM

During this difficult period, artists and arts organizations are redoubling their efforts to maintain and strengthen our collective ties. The arts enable us to imagine and reflect, and to find meaning, respite, and connection in uncertain times.

 

Virtual Reading is supported in part by Stages Online, a partnership with New Jersey Theatre Alliance to bring theatre content into homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. www.njtheatrealliance.org

Stages Online is made possible by generous funding from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, Bank of America,The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, OceanFirst Foundation; the George A. Ohl, Jr. Trust; New Jersey Historical Commission; and Fund for the New Jersey Blind.”