Coronavirus: ‘Virtual play’ to tell stories of key workers on frontline of pandemic
PUBLISHED: 07:00 02 April 2020
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The experiences and testimonies of east London key workers in the face of the Covid-19 crisis will be highlighted in a “virtual play”.
Theatre Royal Stratford East is inviting key workers to share a video of themselves describing the highs and lows of working on the frontline during the pandemic.
The monologues will be used to form a virtual play called No Masks, performed and recorded by professional actors and members of Stratford East’s Young Actors Company, along with a digital story wall on the theatre’s website.
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The film will be free to watch online.
Stratford East artistic director Nadia Fall said: “While our physical doors are shut, our creative mission is to give a voice to those on the frontline and to bring people together.
“We hope this project will be both life-affirming and a moving reality check of what everyday people are living through at this extraordinary time.”
All key workers – from nurses and social workers to supermarket cashiers and deliver drivers – are encouraged to get involved.
Visit stratfordeast.com/nomasks for full details on how to get involved.
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