We ’ re on an SPT3 ( Small Professional Theatre ) Contract . Nothing Matters will be shown from October 14 - November 21 , four nights a week at 8:00pm ( Wed . - Sat .) for a $ 15 ticket . I have no idea how we ’ ll do at the “ box office ,” but I think it ’ s important to try to do something and hopefully pave the way for others .
The only reason I thought we had a shot at doing Nothing Matters is because James , Lee and I can - and are doing - everything . There ’ s no running crew , no costumer , no set builders . I designed the simple set and Lee and I put it up and are gathering props . With the help of Historical Emporium , I ’ m doing the costumes . I ’ m directing and have a small part in the show . James is Bierce .
Do you get the feeling that they may be forced to start allowing more contracts for virtual productions if live theatre does not return in 2020 ? AEA and the other unions have been allowing theaters to do staged readings , available virtually for 4 days , under the Theatre Authority Agreement , but I don ’ t believe this can be used for full productions , done virtually . ELTC is a member of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance and I ’ m on the Board of Trustees . Through Zoom meetings , we share how NJ