much ado about a quarantine, 2020
MUCH ADO ABOUT A QUARANTINE is a queer update to the famous play that revisits the themes of boredom, sexuality and mischief under the constraints of involuntary distancing we face under the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Basically, it's Shakespeare meets The Ice Storm meets The L Word.
Some attitudes towards working from home and staying “productive” rely on productivity under capitalism inherent to the worth of the artist – a flawed notion that undercuts any attempt towards actual community building and resilience in the face of an unprecedented crisis. So here is something a little more silly, never featuring more than 10 people onstage, and can be performed entirely over the web.