Theater Feature: THE HOMEBOUND PROJECT (Fifth Edition)

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by Eve Meadows on July 30, 2020

in Theater-New York,Virtual


Since May 6, 2020, an amazing array of talent and celebrities have participated with The Homebound Project, new online theater benefiting hungry children affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Here is the lineup for its fifth and final edition, airing August 5–9, 2020. The playwrights have been given the prompt of “Homemade.” Participating actors, playwrights, and directors include:

Brian Cox and Nicole Ansari-Cox in a work by Melis Aker, directed by Tatiana Pandiani;
Joslyn DeFreece in a work by Lloyd Suh, directed by Colette Robert;
A work by Lena Dunham, directed by Maggie Burrows, performer TBA;
Ryan J. Haddad in a work by Christopher Oscar Peña, directed by Jaki Bradley;
Daniel K. Isaac in a work by Sylvia Khoury;
Andy Lucien in a work by Donnetta Lavinia Grays;
Laurie Metcalf in work by Stephen Karam;
Kelli O’Hara in a work by Lindsey Ferrentino, directed by Scott Ellis;
Austin Pendleton in a work by Craig Lucas, directed by Pam MacKinnon;
Cesar J. Rosado in a work by Basil Kreimendahl, directed by Samantha Soule;
Amanda Seyfried in a work by Catya McMullen; directed by Jenna Worsham; and
Johnny Sibilly in a work by Korde Arrington Tuttle, directed by Jenna Worsham.

The fifth edition of The Homebound Project will stream online beginning at 7pm EST on Wednesday, August 5 until 7pm EST on Sunday, August 9. View-at-home tickets are currently on sale at Homebound Theater and begin at a donation level of $10. Complimentary viewings for first responders and essential workers have been made possible by an anonymous donor. Each collection from this independent theater initiative is available to stream over a strictly limited 4-day period.

Founded by playwright Catya McMullen and director Jenna WorshamThe Homebound Project is an independent online theater initiative created to help feed hungry children affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Each edition features a collection of new theater works written by homebound playwrights and recorded by sheltering actors.

Co-creators Catya McMullen and Jenna Worsham, along with their all-volunteer team, are also pleased to announce that over $100,000 has been raised to date for No Kid Hungry, a national campaign working to end childhood hunger. Through No Kid Hungry, this amount can help connect kids in need across the country with up to 1 million healthy meals. For this fifth and final edition of The Homebound Project, an anonymous donor will be matching all donations, dollar for dollar, up to $20,000.

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