Weekend Zoom Fest

HERE WE GO launched their Weekend Zoom series in May, 2020 in an effort to showcase the work of emerging artists online while live theater is being put on hold due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Weekend Zoom series has now presented the work of over 50 artists of diverse ages, races and gender identities. HERE WE GO’s mission is to provide early-career artists with opportunities to develop and showcase their creativity and talents in site-specific locations. This mission has led HERE WE GO to produce this  monthly festival, as we ask the question: How can "Zoom" be made the "site" for "site-specific" work? and How can we help artists to present new work and remain in a creative mindset during these trying times?

Scroll to learn more about each of these festivals!

TEAM 1

Michelle Cage, Milo O'Connell, Amia Curry, Eleanor Hyland

TEAM 2

Jillian Puhalla, Bailey Jordan Garcia, Molly Pecic, Emma Nogami

 

TEAM 3 

Covi Brannan, SMJ, Marta Rosal, Mae Heemskerk

Sunday, August 23, at 7pm was our first-ever Weekend Zoom Fest featuring young actors!

After three months of consecutive weekend zoom fests for adults, HERE WE GO: A Site-Specific Production Company LLC is proud to debut their first ever weekend zoom fest specifically tailored to young actors ages 8-13! 

 

Through this project, HERE WE GO aims to present work from artists who are in the earliest stage of their artistic journey possible: kids! 


To learn how to participate in the next iteration, email us at herewego24h@gmail.com

The July Weekend Zoom Fest was presented on July 12th, 2020 at 3PM EST, and featured the work of  international actors, directors and playwrights.

 

Artists "zoomed in"  for this festival from France, Italy, Brazil, Belgium and the US.

This was the third edition of the Weekend Zoom Fest initiative, and our goal with this festival was to involve artists from varying backgrounds and perspectives, while also holding the event a time that made it accessible to audiences outside of the US, following HERE WE GO's mission of accessibility for artists an audiences. 

WRITERS

Cathleen Freedman, Aliyah Curry, Everly Cole

DIRECTORS

Ana Moioli, Michelle Zaya Tumur, Giovanny Camarena

 

ACTORS

Louisa Rosi, Grace Delsohn, Giorgia Valenti, Galatti Luisa, Jennifer Atkinson, Alexa Roosevelt, Malaika Wilson, Michael Adams, Luiza Reiz

Gebriella Hailemariam

The June Weekend Zoom Fest was presented on June 14th, 2020 at 9PM EST. This was the second iteration of the festival, and featured five new short plays by an all-black group of playwrights.

 

HERE WE GO presented this work in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement, and requested donations during the livestream for Black Women's Blueprint.

 

Black Women's Blueprint is an organization that, in their own words, "envisions a world where women and girls of African decent are fully empowered and where gender, race and other disparities are erased." We are proud to have raised almost $200 for this organization during the stream!

HERE WE GO identifies as an anti-racist organization,  aims to lift the voices of BIPOC identifying individuals in the work that we do, and we know that we can strive to continue to do better moving forward.

The event was officially licensed by The 24h Plays Company.

WRITERS

Raven Cassel, Olivia Brummet, Cris Eli Blak, Niara Mae, Sarahjeen Francois

DIRECTORS

Lena Kutscher, Sofia Gregory, Clara Wiest, Maya Renee Castro, Ramad Carter

 

ACTORS

Dan Golden, Jasmine R Howard, Socks Whitmore, Dena Brody, Niki Chernitska, Ana Moioli, Payton Crispe, Nathan Mullen,Renee Harrison, Jak Watson, Joshua Banbury, Jax Collins

The 24H Fest is HERE WE GO's very first virtual show. We proudly presented our very own site specific 24 hour play festival, which took place entirely on the ZOOM platform on Sunday May 3rd at 9PM EST time

5 playwrights were given the challenging task  of writing a short play all in 12 hours. The writers were tasked with creating a play that is site specific for the ZOOM platform. Each play will differ in cast size, subject matter, and length but will all share  the setting of a ZOOM call in common. By using ZOOM as the backdrop of the plays, HERE WE GO aimed to highlight all of the innovative art that can be made through  this  troubling  time.

The event was officially licensed by The 24h Plays Company.

WRITERS

Michelle Cage, Allie Costa, Payton Crispe, Paige Rayna and Isabella Uzcategui

DIRECTORS

Xander Black, Stefania Bulbarella, Jasmine Howard, Maiya Pascouche & Jillian Puhalla

 

ACTORS

Jenna Atkinson, Amanda Briskin-Wallace, Mahalet Dejene, Adam Fisher, Sofia Gregory, Juliette Hourani,  Kimberly Lum, Maria-Luiza Müller, Carly Newman, Julie Smith, Liana Sonenclar, Victoria Tamez, Juana Zavalia