Ghost Lights asks the world to interact and keep the spirit of theatre alive
For Ghost Lights, audiences worldwide are invited to perform, record, and upload a monologue to social media to keep the spirit of theatre alive. The best monologues will be showcased every week.
‘As all performance venues across the world went dark, the old tradition of the ghost light was revived - leaving on a single naked bulb on a stand inside the theatre - to ensure that an empty theatre is kept ‘alive’ and never left in total darkness,’ she said.
HOW TO TAKE PART
Prepare and record a monologue from your favourite play and upload it to social media using the #ghostlightscommunity + #ghostlights2020 in the caption and tag the Ghost Lights page (@ghostlights2020) on both Instagram and Facebook.
All are welcome, not just actors. Ghost Lights is keen to have as many kinds of monologues as possible, in as many voices as possible. If you are a writer, we welcome performances of your monologues or duologues: you may wish to perform them yourself or invite friends to perform them.
Each week the production will select the best monologues to be featured on their social media.
ABOUT THE GHOST LIGHTS PRODUCTION TEAM
Ghost Lights is directed by projection and new media artist Katy Alexander, who was resident director at California Institute of Arts and trained with Robert Lepage and The Builders Association (NYC).
Creative producers: Katy Alexander, Lachlan Steel, Morgan Moroney & Mali Tauro-Cesca
Director: Katy Alexander
Technical Designer: Lachlan Steel
Set Designer: Alexandra Allanson
Costume Designer: Claudia Kryszkiewicz
NIDA students from the Bachelor of Fine Arts, Acting, Design for Performance, Costume, Properties & Objects, Technical Theatre and Stage Management, Scenic Construction and Technologies.
Information about all productions and bookings at nida.edu.au/digital-theatre-festival