A hybrid production bringing talent on stage together with emcees in their homes to support the treasured Seattle Rep Theatre.
"On Saturday, March 13, 2021 more than 300 households around the region joined us from the comfort of their homes for a virtual Gala celebration! Together we raised a glass while raising more than $1,050,000 to ensure Seattle Rep's strong future and return to the stage in the year ahead. What a night!"
Seattle Rep - Revitalize Our Future
Hosted by Julie Briskman and Justin Huertas, the program included an online auction with one-of-a-kind experiences and prizes, a virtual Raise-the-Paddle to support Seattle Rep, and special appearances by beloved artists from past Seattle Rep productions, including:
- E. Faye Butler (Pullman Porter Blues) and Felton Offard
- Conrad Ricamora and Here Lies Love Cast Members
- Keiko Green, Varinique "V" Davis, Shaunyce Omar, and Eric Ankrim (As You Like It)
- Darragh Kennan, R. Hamilton Wright, and Marianne Owen (The Hound of the Baskervilles, Sherlock Holmes and The American Problem)
- Production partner Ariel Glassman produced the overall event and pre-show interviews
- Prior to the live event, we shot a series of interviews with key directors and stakeholders, which we then edited into content videos that were used throughout the live program
- On-site at Seattle Rep we built out a multi-camera system with both robotic and human-opped cameras
- With no live audience, the seats were a perfect place to construct a control room
- Emcees were off-site in their own homes, but were able to emcee the entire program live, replete with banter between them and the on-location talent
- Punch Drunk provided Redcat™ remote production kits to the two emcees for superb quality video and audio with full control over the remote systems from the on-site control room