The 2020 season — the Playhouse on Pause.
A year that was planned as a 90th Season Celebration, was eventually placed on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The world stayed home to stay safe.
At first, we hoped simply to have a delayed opening in July with a shortened season. Ain’t Misbehavin’, reconcieved by Camile A. Brown would open July 14; Tiny House would open September 2; and Next to Normal would close the season in October. Antigone and Blues for an Alabama Sky were postponed for a future season. Then on April 14, along with the rest of the performing arts communities across the globe, we postponed the entire season.
But we continued to create and bring artists and audiences together online with our 2020@Home season.
Getting to Know You: A Celebration of Young Artists
Not only were performances cancelled at the Playhouse and Broadway, school performances were too. Days and weeks had been invested learning lines and dance numbers by young performers. So, we gave them a stage!
hosted by Tony Award® winner Kelli O’Hara
with Fairfield County’s Young Artists
Coffee Break: Conversations with artists, colleagues, and artmakers
An inspirational break from work, teaching, and caring duties, we covered so much ground in our Thursday afternoon chats — race and equity in casting, what actors have been doing during the theater industry shutdown, how to manage a family while maintaining a career, and more.
hosted by Jacob Santos
with Mark Lamos
Friday Night THRIVE Live!
The teens from this summer’s THRIVE virtual camp got together for their end-of-session showcase, Friday Night THRIVE Live!, hosted by Tony Award®-winning Broadway star Kelli O’Hara.
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Playhouse at the Drive-In
An exclusive short-form documentary on the extraordinary 90-year history of your beloved Westport Country Playhouse. Enjoy the show from under the stars with your Playhouse family — either online or at the Drive-in!
The Remarkable Theater Drive-In
47 Imperial Avenue