SAS PERFORMING ARTS VIRTUAL THEATER
SAS Performing Arts Company, Inc. introduces the brilliant talents of emerging artists, together with active professionals, in a wide-ranging repertoire. SAS Mainstage focuses its efforts to promote classic and contemporary plays, and American musical theater works by bringing them to audiences that might not have the opportunity to attend and enjoy live theater, thus enriching the community's cultural life. Our mainstage makes this intricate art form more accessible to our audience. We hope the exhilarating connection generated between the music, text, and drama becomes more immediate in an intimate, up-close environment. We are a home for performances of acknowledged masterpieces as well as the rarely performed works that deserve a more extensive hearing.
Participants from our Dramatic Arts Studio are considered for roles in these productions, which will enable them to perform and perfect their craft.
We open dress rehearsals to school students to experience theater that, in many cases, is the first introduction to this art form. At the end of these rehearsals, students participate in a question and answer session with members of the cast.
Due to this pandemic, we are offering online streaming presentations beginning with an adaption of the classic Bram Stoker novel Dracula adapted as a radio play by Philip Grecian streaming in October. Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol" again adapted by Philip Grecian will be streamed in December. In February, we present a comedy of truly Victorian proportions, Oscar Wilde's comedy The Importance of Being Earnest. In February, we celebrate Black History month streaming Katori Hall's incredibly witty, at times funny, powerful 2 character play entitled The Mountaintop. It is a fictional depiction of Martin Luther King, Jr's last night on earth set entirely in Room 306 of the Lorraine Motel on the eve of his assassination on April 4,1968.
We present a tale of love gone astray in Shakespeare's classic A Midsummer's Nights Dream. Finally, to celebrate Gay Pride, we present Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays, a series of short vignettes on gay marriage written by Mo Gaffney, Moises Kaufman, Paul Rudnick and others.
These are fascinating projects, and our audience does not have to leave the comfort of their homes to enjoy these theatrical works. Please join our mailing list to be the first to be contacted about all our plans for the future.