New Jersey Stage Issue 75 - Page 31

Stephanie Garrett and Lee O ’ Connor , popular readers for TALES began . What we thought was going to be at most two months , turned out to be longer , and James is still with us . Since the three of us have been together , the three of us can do things . This is the 31st season of our “ Tales of the Victorians ,” in which actors read American short stories usually on the porches of B & Bs during the summer every Thursday , and tea and treats are served . James , Lee , and I started filming each other reading stories , and put them up on our YouTube Channel . When it was obvious we couldn ’ t do a production in June , we started doing “ Tales ” live in our backyard where we can socially distance up to 30 chairs and require patrons wear masks . Performers use microphones . When we realized we couldn ’ t do any live shows indoors , we decided to continue “ Tales ” through October . Every Thursday is a different offering with rotating performers , including Lee , James , and me , along with 8 others . Some of the “ Tales ” included the writings of LBGTQ poets , Ida B . Wells , Ruth Draper , Dorothy Parker , Paul Lawrence Dunbar , Kate Chopin , Mark Twain , President and Mrs . Harriman , baseball stories , and one-acts . Being in a tourist town , I think it ’ s important that I try to do events

Stephanie Garrett and Lee O ’ Connor , popular readers for TALES began . What we thought was going to be at most two months , turned out to be longer , and James is still with us . Since the three of us have been together , the three of us can do things . This is the 31st season of our “ Tales of the Victorians ,” in which actors read American short stories usually on the porches of B & Bs during the summer every Thursday , and tea and treats are served . James , Lee , and I started filming each other reading stories , and put them up on our YouTube Channel . When it was obvious we couldn ’ t do a production in June , we started doing “ Tales ” live in our backyard where we can socially distance up to 30 chairs and require patrons wear masks . Performers use microphones . When we realized we couldn ’ t do any live shows indoors , we decided to continue “ Tales ” through October . Every Thursday is a different offering with rotating performers , including Lee , James , and me , along with 8 others . Some of the “ Tales ” included the writings of LBGTQ poets , Ida B . Wells , Ruth Draper , Dorothy Parker , Paul Lawrence Dunbar , Kate Chopin , Mark Twain , President and Mrs . Harriman , baseball stories , and one-acts . Being in a tourist town , I think it ’ s important that I try to do events

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