“Love & Kindness in a Time of Quarantine”

    Love & Kindness in a time of quarantine

    “Love & Kindness in a Time of Quarantine” is a timely compilation of songs and monologues curated and directed by renowned artist Regina Taylor for Theatre Three. The performances are available to stream virtually from April 7-18.

    Theatre Three’s celebration of connection and community includes original works by Taylor and other national and local artists. Pieces by Sammy Rat Rios, Cherish Robinson, Marlene Beltran, and Paloma Nance are featured in the show. Associate Artistic Director Christie Vela, Casie Luong, Gabrielle Beckford, and Marti Etheridge also perform their original work. The show features both musical performances and monologues.

    “Love & Kindness in a Time of Quarantine”

    Theatre Three’s press release describes “Love & Kindness in a Time of Quarantine” as “a collective effort to evaluate what it means to be human during a global nightmare.”

    Regina Taylor is an award-winning actor and playwright. She is best known to on-screen audiences for her role in the series “I’ll Fly Away,” “The Unit,” and “Lovecraft Country.” In addition to her film and television work, Taylor was the first Black woman to play Juliet in Broadway’s “Romeo and Juliet.” Other theater credits include “As You Like It,” “Macbeth,” “Machinal,” “A Map of The World,” “The Illusion,” and “Jar the Floor.”

    Taylor won the L.A. Drama-Logue Award for her performance in “The Tempest.” Her credits as a playwright include “Oo-Bla-Dee,” for which she won the American Critics’ Association new play award. “Drowning Crow”(her adaptation of Chekhov’s “The Seagull,” was produced on Broadway by Manhattan Theater Club). Other works include “The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove,” “A Night in Tunisia,” “Escape from Paradise,” “Watermelon Rinds,” and “Inside the Belly of the Beast.”

    Regina Taylor

    Love & Kindness in a Time of Quarantine
    Regina Taylor photo courtesy Theatre 3

    Regina’s trilogy, “The Trinity River Plays,” premiered at Dallas Theater Center in 2010 and Chicago’s Goodman Theatre in 2011. Her critically acclaimed “Crowns” was the most performed musical in the country in 2006. She is an Artistic Associate of the Goodman Theatre.

    For more information, or to purchase virtual tickets to the show, visit Theatre3Dallas.com. Performances are available for 24 hours, starting at 6 p.m. and ending at 5:59 p.m. the following day. Ticket buyers are limited to one viewing of the performance.

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    Jo Ann Holt
    Jo Ann Holt is an award-winning journalist with 40+ years of experience as a writer and editor. She loves live performances, from country music concerts to Broadway musicals to community theatre productions. Holt also enjoys art and cultural festivals, and good food and wine. She’s toured Amsterdam, London, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, and various cities in Mexico but looks forward to visiting even more countries. She has traveled by boat, plane, and train, but especially likes taking long road trips across the U.S. with her husband, retired history professor Durhl Caussey. They enjoy meeting friendly people, learning about different cultures, and visiting historic sites wherever they go.