Introducing a series of inventive, digital Without Walls (WOW) shows to enjoy at home! From intimate, one-on-one experiences to collective events, these brand new virtual WOW offerings bring world-class artists directly to you – fostering connection with each other and allowing art to flourish.
Spittin’ Truth to Power While Light Leaping for the People
Alyce Smith Cooper and Shammy Dee
An intergenerational piece using images, music and storytelling styles reminiscent of the griot.
You Are Here
A visual experience that invites the audience on a road trip around the world in Google Earth.
Walks of Life
A touching audio experience that imagines stories that might be unfolding in the homes around you as you walk through your neighborhood.
The Society of Wonder
Animal Cracker Conspiracy
A whimsical series of videos that will transport audiences to a unique world that looks uncannily like our own.
Anjanette Maraya-Ramey/Maraya Performing Arts
A powerful dance film with original spoken-word poetry and music.
Listen With The Lights Off
So Say We All
A radio horrorshow in three installments, featuring multiple stories.
The Totally Fake Latino News with Culture Clash
A series of 10-minute doses of levity, poetics and payasadas (clowning) from hilarious and irreverent Culture Clash.
Mike Sears and Lisa Berger
A Playhouse-commissioned video installation that explores the relationship between repetition and meditation, the routine and the ancient.
PHASE 1: SALONS DEC 19 – JAN 28
A site-specific play-within-a-tour of a city.
SEP 8 – DEC 15
David Israel Reynoso/
A one-of-a-kind experience that takes you through an online portal to experience an inventive, multi-sensory journey without ever leaving your living room.
JULY 16 – SEPTEMBER 27
The Wizards of Oakwood Drive
A live performance for kids, telling the story of two sibling wizards in an all-out, winner-take-all magic spell contest.
Show Me A Good Time
A 12-hour, live-streamed international event that features nine performers in multiple locations, all combining into one live video that speaks to this singular moment.
JUNE 30 – JULY 12
Brian Lobel & Friends
A one-on-one performance that takes the solitary experience of binge-watching television shows and transforms it into an opportunity to figure out where we are and how to connect.
PART ONE: DECEMBER 21 – MARCH 7
A Thousand Ways
A performance in three installments on communion, distance, and reconnection.
About Without Walls (WOW)
The Playhouse’s Without Walls (WOW) program is a dizzying array of interactive and site-inspired theatre that attracts energetic art lovers of all ages. For the past decade, the Playhouse has offered one or more WOW programs a year, plus its popular biennial Without Walls Festival that features hundreds of local, national and international artists engaging with audiences in vibrant, interactive experiences. You might find yourself getting down in an impromptu dance party, or interacting virtually with an artist in a Zoom chat, or taking a stroll through a lush botanical garden as your WOW experience unfolds. Full of diverse offerings, WOW shows have one thing in common – they are an invitation to rethink theatre in intriguing and playful experiences, whether on a beach, in a car, or even online!
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