BROADWAY THEATRE STUDIO, creators of the long-running IMBIBLE series of Off-Broadway musicals, will produce its first VIRTUAL THEATRE FESTIVAL for live-online productions. Participants will be presenting fully-realized theatre productions that are performed and streamed live, in real time during the PLAYBILL VTF LIVE festival broadcasts.
BTS has partnered with theatre media icon PLAYBILL to host the festival, which will run exclusively on Playbill.com. StreamYard, industry leaders in live-streaming production solutions, will provide the cutting-edge technology necessary to successfully translate the live theatre experience to live-online. BTS is assembling a distinguished panel of judges to choose a winning production, and there will also be an Audience Choice winner selected by festival viewers. Each winner will receive a $1,500 cash prize. PLAYBILL VTF LIVE is currently scheduled to run October 23-25, and Theatre fans looking to view the festival can purchase an All-Access Virtual Festival Pass for only $2.99 with $1 from each ticket going to THE ACTORS FUND.