Black Lives Matter

Whole Theatre stands with Black Lives Matter.

#BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives.

Start here, with a wide-ranging overview of petitions to sign, organizations to support, and more.

Learn more about Black Lives Matter here…

Official Trailer for My Brother David

watch it July 26 on YouTube and Facebook

Serenity Hill residents dig into their own memory errors and social biases. With special help from “my brother David” the home tries to become a better place to live… for everyone in the house.

This is the Official Trailer for My Brother David, Episode 3 of Serenity Hill in the Pandemic

Watch Serenity Hill in the Pandemic:

Serenity Hill on YouTube

Or watch on Facebook:

Episode 2: Serenity Hill in the Pandemic, released July 19

Watch Episode 2 live on Facebook and Youtube Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 7pm.

Serenity Hill In the Pandemic Episode Two: The Prince of Serenity Hill June, 2020

Written by Larry Goldstein

Produced by Hamner Theater and Whole Theatre

Producer Ray Nedzel

Production Manager Kathleen Mueller

Directors Saunder Boyle Tovah Close Boomie Pedersen

Cast (in order of appearance)
Junebug Jones … Joan Arenstein
Samuel Katz … Kenny Raskin
Beatrice Johnson … Meg Hoover
Ernie Williams … Ernest Chambers
Dante Harris … Rasheed Robinson
Ophelia Harris … Ty Daniels
Edwina Franklyn … Abena Foreman Trice
Judge Richard “Clay” Clayton … Joe Monaghan
Betty Lawson … Kate Monaghan
Allen Katz … Chris Baumer
Andrea Clayton … Kiri Gardner

Music by Red Flower Lake
RedFlowerLake.com
Song Baby Don’t Go
written and performed by
Red Flower Lake

Episode Editor Kathleen Mueller

Serenity Hill is a long term assisted living facility, with acute care, memory care and specialty care units, on the east coast of the United States. Serenity Hill began as a play. Written for the stage. To be performed live on stage.

As a play, it was in development with Hamner Theater until Covid-19 put live performances on hold. Serenity Hill now finds its debut in a new format with new dialogue, and current events.

Serenity Hill: In the Pandemic is a series of 20 minute episodes, written and produced in real time.

Special Thanks Our contributors on Patreon who make it possible to provide some compensation for our actors and crew during this difficult time. https://www.patreon.com/serenityhill

Serenity Hill in the Pandemic: The Prince of Serenity Hil

Coming Soon: Serenity Hill in the Pandemic

Serenity Hill: In the Pandemic Episode One: Let’s Get This Party Started May, 2020

Watch Serenity Hill here

Thank you for watching. Consider helping make more episodes, and helping to pay the actors with a donation at: https://www.patreon.com/serenityhill

Written by Larry Goldstein

Produced by Hamner Theater and Whole Theatre http://hamnertheater.com
http://wholetheatre.org

Producer Ray Nedzel

Production Manager Kathleen Mueller

Directors Saunder Boyle, Tovah Close, Boomie Pedersen

Cast (in order of appearance)

Samuel Katz … Kenny Raskin
Allen Katz … Chris Baumer
Ophelia Harris … Ty Daniels
Dr. Michael Kline … Boomie Pedersen
Judge Richard “Clay” Clayton … Joe Monaghan
Betty Lawson … Kate Monaghan
Andrea Clayton … Kiri Gardner
Edwina Franklyn … Abena Foreman Trice
Beatrice Johnson … Meg Hoover
Junebug Jones … Joan Arenstein

Music by Red Flower Lake
http://RedFlowerLake.com

Song: Baby Don’t Go
written and performed by Red Flower Lake

Episode Editor
Ray Nedzel

Serenity Hill is a long term assisted living facility, with acute care, memory care and specialty care units, on the east coast of the United States.

Serenity Hill began as a play. Written for the stage. To be performed live on stage.

As a play, it was in development with Hamner Theater until Covid-19 put live performances on hold.

Serenity Hill now finds its debut in a new format with new dialogue, and current events.

Serenity Hill: In the Pandemic is a series of 20 minute episodes, written and produced in real time.

Special Thanks
Deborah Arenstein
Gabriel Goldstein
Charlottesville’s talented Theatre Artists

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24/7 Directors 2020

24/7! Look at the bounty of talent taking on the unsung hero role of 24/7, the director! They don’t know the play, the don’t know the roles, they don’t pick the actors — yet somehow they bring the plays from this chaos to the best night you’ll have in the theatre this year! The directors for 24/7 2020 are:

Kelli Shermeyer
Dawn Schimke
Tim Read
Pat Owen
Michelle Marjorin
Chris Kelly
David Domkoski

24/7 Actors 2020

Some of the bravest, or craziest, actors you’ll ever meet. They sign-up to fully rehearsal a random role that doesn’t exist yet in a play that hasn’t yet been written.

But with the talent on stage, listed below in reverse alphabetical order, it all comes together like a… scuba diver ordered from craigslist, or cupid in firefighter boots and a tutu, or the remembered lover of a WWII vet, or free-range parents, or profane monks, or a dentist selling pot, or back-up singers on a deserted island, or… well, you’ll have to come to see how it all works out. But promise you this: you won’t be disappointed. Feb 29 @ 8 @ Live Arts.

The 2020 24/7 actors are:

Virginia Wawner
Lee Susen
Rasheed Robinson
John Rabasa
Browning Porter
Shannon Montague
Deandra McDonald
Laura Mawyer
Stan Marshall
Alanna Mahon
Chante Mack
Matt Lawless
Meg Hoover
Kristen Gleason
Madison Gildersleeve-Price
Chris Estey
Sarah Edwards
Jen Downey
Geen Donovan
Andy Davis
Allie Bush
Christina Ball
Mick Anderson

(in reverse alphabetical order)

24/7 Playwrights 2020

O, we search high, and, well, higher. Each year 24/7 features a diversity of brash, new, young, hungry playwrights and returning veteran writers. We’re super happy with our 2020 talented scribes. It all starts here, writing the plays overnight, for the world’s fastest theatre festival, 24/7. Feb. 29, 2020 @ 8Pm @ Live Arts

Kate Bennis
Austin Bouchard
Nick Heiderstatd
Edwina Herring
Nauder Namaky
Leslie Scott-Jones
Priyanka Shetty

Tickets On Sale

Announcing FAITH: The Gospel According to George Michael

FAITH: The Gospel According to George Michael is in development for performances in the spring, summer, and fall of 2020.

FAITH features Dr. Rev. Johnny Goodlove and his 1980s-style televangelism bringing you hope, love and faith with readings from the gospel (the album), sing-a-longs, testifying, healing, storytelling, call and responses — and his personal journey to accepting George Michael as his personal lord and savor.

Is there faith? What is faith? Who needs faith? Dr. Rev. Goodlove preaches and teaches that all the answers you need can be found in the lyrics of the 1987 Grammy Award Winning, Platinum Selling, and Breakout Solo Album FAITH by Wham! co-founder George Michael.

More info: contact us here