Though their in-person performances have come to a halt, the North Carolina Theatre Conservatory is keeping busy. According to WRAL, the North Carolina Theatre’s flagship training program has students performing ‘Quarantunes’ from the safety of their own homes.
“Many of those students put themselves on tape at home, singing one of their favorite show tunes, then we took those clips and sent them out to…some of our older patrons, so that they would have a little bit of theatre,” NC Theatre Producing Artistic Director Eric Woodall told WRAL.
The mini productions are being called ‘Quarantunes’ and are sent in particular to elderly patrons who are staying indoors during the pandemic.
In addition, costume designer Denise Schumaker has been making face masks for homeless residents in Durham. According to WRAL, she and a team of local costumers and seamstresses have thus far donated about 400 masks to Durham Rescue Mission.
Read more about how the NC Theatre is giving back during the coronavirus pandemic from WRAL.