We Still Dream: The 5th Annual Peacebook and 19th Annual Utopian Ball
Collaboraction’s annual fall festival offers ten new plays, monologues, interviews and dance pieces in two online programs, on themes of peace and social change. Presenting artists will also be guests in two “Unlearning White Supremacy” workshops as part of the festival.
Through November 14
It Can’t Happen Here
Berkeley Rep partners with nearly a hundred theater companies nationwide (including Northlight Theatre, Rivendell and The Goodman in Chicago) to present a free radio-play adaptation of Sinclair Lewis’ prescient 1935 novel about a demagogue rising to the highest office in the United States.
Through November 8
Burlesque artist Jenn Freeman, aka Po’Chop, along with Jordan Phelps of VAM Studios, takes inspiration from Audre Lorde, historic Black women who called Bronzeville home, and an ongoing exploration of queerness, Blackness and spirituality in a five-part dance film, with new chapters each month through the end of 2020.
Through January 2021
A War of the Worlds
Theatre in the Dark relocates H.G. Wells’ famous tale of space invaders to twenty-first century Chicago in an audio drama that pays homage to Orson Welles’ legendary, panic-inducing 1938 broadcast. Featuring actors from Chicago, New Orleans and Vancouver, performing live via Zoom.
Through November 21
Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre Fall Concert
The contemporary dance and original jazz performance company livestreams a concert of timely and topical short works touching on immigration, community, gender identity and the pandemic.