Continuing the tradition of original theater productions, which started in 2016, DVFriends students and theater directors Khalil Munir, Tim Simmons, and Lisa Howell developed a creative approach to mounting a production during the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of an in-person performance of one original musical, student teams wrote four short plays. Another group of student actors performed the plays that were filmed as movies. A third group of students wrote and recorded original musical scores for those films. DVFriends alum Joe Monzo was the videographer and edited the four stories into one film, which was presented to the community in June 2021.
The result was something completely different than previous productions, but very successful and a fun and exciting experience for all involved.
Watch the film on our YouTube channel: DVFriends 2021 Film Festival