Working in the Theatre: Radial Park at Halletts Point

In a digital theatre world, it takes a lot of guts and preparation to bring back live performance. Radial Park at Halletts Point accepted that challenge. With a parking lot and a dream, Jeremy Shepard and The Durst Organization used their resources and creativity to create a live performance drive-in experience not just for the theatre industry, but for all of us desperate for a bit of community.

With the help of Broadway artists Derrick Davis, Ali Ewoldt and Eva Noblezada along with the talented cast of Purple Rain (Vanjah Boikai, Aaron Marcellus, Nick Rashad Burroughs, Lenesha “Sister” Randolph), audiences were able to safely secure a parking spot or a socially distanced picnic table to watch a movie musical with live performances. Discover how they accomplished bringing back live events and why moments like these are crucial for the recovery of in-person theatre.

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American Theatre Wing’s Working in the Theatre documentary series features the most fascinating people on the stage, behind the scenes, and in the audience. From Tony Awards® and Obie Awards® winning artists to the next generation of theatre makers, we capture theatre’s inner-workings, industry luminaries, and unique stories that surround important work.