Synchronicity Theatre Will Feature Hybrid Formats With 2020/21 Season

Synchronicity Theatre’s 2020/21 season begins Oct. 5 with “Backstage and Other Stories.”

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Synchronicity Theatre is offering a dual format to reach more audiences safely during the time of COVID-19. Their new season will feature “In the Theatre” and “On the Screen” components.

Synchronicity’s artistic director, Rachel May, and IGNI Productions founder and award-winning producer, Felipe Barral, joined “City Lights” host Lois Reitzes to talk about their partnership. They also talked about how they’re bringing live theatre into the digital realm.

“COVID has pushed the idea for a lot of companies that they need to have a strong digital presence with shows, where they cannot have live audiences,” Barral said.

Synchronicity is offering an “On the Screen Subscription Package” for $100, which will offer a link that will be sent to the subscriber’s inbox to digitally stream one performance of each production in the season. After they receive the link, the viewer can watch the show at any time. Subscribers will also receive a discount on “In the Theatre” tickets.

The new 2020/21 season begins Monday with “4×4: 4 weeks. 4 women. 4 stories.” The performances are told through four different one-woman shows created by Atlanta artists. The first week’s performances will be by Terry Burrell called “Backstage and Other Stories.”

“Two weeks before every production, the Synchronicity Theatre Box Office Staff will notify ticket holders if ‘In the Theatre’ performances will be canceled. This decision will be made if the COVID-19 test positivity rate’s 7-day average is higher than 8% in the metro Atlanta area as determined by the Georgia Department of Health’s daily COVID-19 status report,” May said.