By Maddie Orton, JerseyArts.com
Joseph Gallo transformed his solo play, "The Playbill Gallery," into a podcast when the pandemic hit. The result is a moving tribute to the live theatre experience, heard by an audience in isolation. Mile Square Theatre's Playwright-in-Residence Joseph Gallo and Founder/Artistic Director Chris O'Connor talk to producer Maddie Orton about their first audio play: "The Playbill Gallery (a love story).”
* 1:06: Picture: "The Playbill Gallery" exhibit
* 2:01: What's an "audio play?”
* 6:25: How "The Playbill Gallery" began
* 10:35: How Mile Square Theatre made it through the pandemic
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* 12:29: Will the pandemic change how theatre is offered moving forward?
* 14:36: We remember theatre experiences for all sorts of reasons
LINKS: "The Playbill Gallery (a love story)" at Mile Square Theatre; New Jersey Theatre Alliance's Stages Festival; Stay connected to your local arts and entertainment scene at JerseyArts.com
SUPPORTED BY: ArtPride New Jersey; New Jersey State Council on the Arts; National Endowment for the Arts
originally published: 05/13/2021
About the author: Maddie Orton is an Emmy-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker. She has worked on several PBS shows including: "Take on Fake," "NJTV News," "MetroFocus," "WLIW Arts Beat," and "Treasures of New York." A life-long theater lover, Maddie created the documentary "I Can't... I Have Rehearsal," exploring New Jersey's arts education through high school musicals. She studied theater and American Studies at Rutgers University, and lives in the great Garden State with her husband and kiddo.
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