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Got Shows? Theatre Streaming Service Stage Wants To Host Them – For Free

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Got Shows? Theatre Streaming Service Stage Wants To Host Them – For Free

April 07
20:21 2020
Got Shows? Theatre Streaming Service Stage Wants To Host Them - For Free
In response to the current COVID-19 quarantine, theatre streaming service STAGE is looking to host shuttered live productions free of charge.

NEW YORK, NY – STAGE, the premiere streaming service devoted to the entire world of theatre, announces today that it would like to become the temporary digital home to every live theatrical production that has shuttered early due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Theatrical licensors — and the rights holders they represent — have stepped up to the plate in unprecedented ways to make emergency streaming licenses available for hundreds of plays and musicals at this time.

STAGE wants to do its part to help get them beamed into your living room or onto your smartphone or tablet device. And, when possible, they want to do it absolutely free of charge. A popular solution is streaming technology, but there’s still a bit of a learning curve. As one of the few players in this field, we want to make sure that we’re doing our part to help those in need make the digital jump.

“The world is a little bit upside down right now,” said Jesse L. Kearney, Chief Operating Officer. “Necessary social distancing has completely crippled the performing arts industry as we know it. Theatres — and theatre people alike — are being forced to innovate and find unique ways to reach audiences in the world of self-quarantine.”

Interested parties should contact the STAGE team immediately by emailing [email protected].

“Look — did your drama club get stuck in the woods before the ‘last midnight’?” added Bobby Traversa, Executive Vice President. “Don’t wait until ‘tomorrow,’ get ahold of us today so that we can help make sure the show actually does go on. When my partners and I launched STAGE, we set out to create an awesome companion piece to the live theatrical experience utilizing streaming technology. Since then, we’ve been able to beam live plays, musicals, and more onto your smartphone, tablet, TV, or personal computer. We’ve already figured the tech part out.”

All streaming rights and licenses will need to be obtained independently by the theatrical organization/producer before their work can be shown on STAGE and its branded iOS, Android, AppleTV, Roku, Amazon Fire, and Google Chromecast apps. Eligible amateur, educational, and professional theatre companies may have their work hosted on STAGE during the length of the COVID-19 lockdown. 

Social Media:

IG: @thestagenetwork

FB: @watchstage

YT: The STAGE Network

About STAGE

STAGE is the premier streaming service devoted to the entire world of theatre. From iconic live performances to exclusive, edgy originals – STAGE features unique collections of films, TV, documentaries, and more with the dedication to hidden gems and underserved audiences. Whether you’re just getting to know the magic of theatre or you’ve already gone full-out theatre geek, STAGE is your digital home for shows about shows, people behind-the-scenes, and drama about the drama.

Find STAGE in your favorite app store or on the web at www.watchstage.com.

Contacts

Jesse L. Kearney

Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel

The STAGE Network

[email protected]

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