RIT faculty create live virtual play on life with coronavirus
It doesn’t take long for art to imitate life, as evidenced with virtual live productions of life amid COVID-19 scheduled this week on Twitch TV.
The Canadian Wiggler, written, directed and produced by David Munnell, senior lecturer in theatre arts at Rochester Institute of Technology, uses virtual reality and actors in a live webcast. It is set in May 2020, when the coronavirus lockdown is taking its toll. Off a trail in a remote area of a park, a lonely man and a troubled young woman unexpectedly find the solace they seek with the help of an elusive bird. The production, which is recommended for those 12 and older, features mature content and deals with adult struggles.
The performances, which are free and open to the public, can be seen on Twitch TV at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 4 p.m. on Sunday. No registration is required. During the curtain call of each performance, the audience will be invited to a Zoom Q&A chat with the cast and crew.