In all the madness of this Festival, announcements for some of our latest joiners fell by the wayside. I take the blame. But now let’s shine a light on these intrepid theatre makers so the world knows they were at this party with the rest of us!
Nautilus Music Theater, Saint Paul, MN
One of the most amazing things that happened as part of our Festival involved the highly regarded Nautilus Music Theater adapting 5 plays from 44 Plays for 44 Presidents into mini operas! Yes! Five plays from our show, about five of the worst presidents of the United States, with representation by all five authors, were turned into some amazing operatic works that made us all really geek out. We wished we could have been there! They didn’t participate in our video project, but they were members of the Festival nonetheless.
Olathe North, proud owners of the entire state of Kansas for this Festival, opened their production on Oct. 20 and closed on Oct 29. They also didn’t contribute to the video project, but we were thrilled to have them. Post some production pics, guys!
Brother Martins Dionysians High School: New Orleans, LA
Brother Martin was, I think, our most last-minute addition to the video project, saving us on a cancellation and taking on Harry Truman! They’re also the second Festival production from the great city of New Orleans. See their Harry Truman video in 44 Films for 44 Presidents!
South Texas College: McAllen, TX
The Southernmost production in our Festival! South Texas was another late addition that saved us from another cancellation (a few cancellations did happen, but we still wound up with more than 44 productions!) You can see their lovely Warren G. Harding contribution in 44 Films for 44 Presidents as well.