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A star-studded line-up of actors has pitched in to help Durango PlayFest bring the arts to people’s homes and to highlight the importance of keeping local theatre alive and thriving.

Actor Dan Lauria (The Wonder Years, Lombardi), long-standing PlayFest supporter and one of the festival’s founders, decided to harness the writing talents of dozens of well-known screen and stage actors to create original vignettes of three to ten minutes each. Six new actors each month!

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A video message from Dan Lauria
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EPISODE 6

Judith Light
Stacy Keach
Tucker Smallwood
Ray Abruzzo
Bruce Davison
Jill Eikenberry

EPISODE 5

John Larroquette
Tony Todd
Barbara Niven
Shuler Hensley
Carolyn McCormick
Andrew De Shields

EPISODE 4

John Lithgow
Lorraine Toussaint
Ed O’Neill
Laurie Metcalf
Peter Scolari
Tom Wright

EPISODE 3

Joe Spano
John Cullum
Chris Sullivan
Dan Lauria
Christine Ebersole
Steve Harris

EPISODE 2

Bryan Cranston
Lou Diamond
Priscilla Lopez
Charles Shaunessy
Reno Wilson
Wendie Malick

EPISODE 1

James Pickens
Alfred Molina
Kim Brockington
Tony Shalhoub
Jodi Long
Joe Mantegna

Meet #theatre5alliance

Theatre organizations across the country, including Durango PlayFest, canceled summer and fall seasons due to the coronavirus pandemic. Durango PlayFest partnered with four regional theatre organizations to bring the arts to people’s homes and to highlight the importance of keeping local theatre alive and thriving. The #theatre5alliance, comprised of Durango PlayFest, Berkshire Playwrights Lab, Laguna Playhouse, New Jersey Repertory Company and Seven Angels Theatre, has harnessed the writing talents of dozens of well-known screen and stage actors to bring you the amazing videos above, free of charge. Read more about the #theatre5alliance in Playbill and Broadway World.

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