Writer/Director Tom Cavanaugh and Storycrafting coach Matt Ritchey will sit down on August 15th @ 5:00 pm (PST) for an intimate (FREE) Livestream conversation, PAGE TO STAGE: HOW TO PULL IN AN AUDIENCE, about how artists can balance the technological innovation of Zoom and Livestream with theatrical storytelling traditions. 

The talk will include ideas and suggestions on how artists can make their work vital in today’s changing theatrical world, using examples from Cavanaugh’s multi-Award-Winning play NOW, NOW, NOW… (playing for free at the 2021 Hollywood Fringe Festival) and Ritchey’s Storycrafting seminars and private coaching.

Cavanaugh and Ritchey met at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in 2014. After years of championing one another’s work (Cavanaugh won “Best Solo Show”” for UNDER THE JELLO MOLD at the 2018 Hollywood Fringe and Ritchey received “Best Cabaret Variety” for ANGEL’S FLIGHT in 2016 and BLACKBOXING in 2019), they began working together on film and stage projects including the Culvert City Film Festival “Best Short Comedy” winner POKER NIGHT and the Fringe-nominated show NIC AND BROOKE’S COMEDY DANCE PARTY.

NOW, NOW, NOW…, a Livestream thriller with a fourteen-character cast performing on both coasts, has won “Best National Show” at the 2021 Pittsburgh Fringe Festival, “Best Livestream Show” at the 2021 Big Sky Fringe Festival, was chosen as one of only 15 shows to represent World Fringe Day at the Oregon Fringe, will stream at Calgary Fringe in August and is additionally set for an upcoming broadcast on Canada National Radio. For the Hollywood Fringe production, Ritchey will be stepping into a role.

Cavanaugh and Ritchey will take live questions on the Facebook link during the conversation or questions can be asked in advance using the Discussion Forum of the Facebook Event Page where updates and links will be posted.

Livestreaming on Zoom, Facebook Live, and YouTube.

For more information and Livestream links, go to the Facebook Event Page.