With the onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic, theatre companies have struggled to answer the question: how do we present content in which people gather in large groups to watch live performance? The quick answer is: we don’t.
We at Trident believe that this is a time for re-evaluation of the delivery of live performed storytelling. But, to keep us busy in the meantime, we did some work this summer to help keep the spirit of theatre alive.
Postcards from the Road
Montana Shakespeare in the Parks generally visits Sheridan each summer. However, their tour was cancelled, as most states banned large outdoor gatherings during summer 2020 to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. So, in an effort to keep their communities connected, MSIP asked the communities that they visit to create videos about how Shakespeare matters to their community.
Trident partnered with the WYO Theatre, and several local theatre artists to create this entry into “Postcards from the Road.”
Living History: Men of Distinction
The Museum at the Big Horns hosts a series of cemetery tours at the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery each year as a way of connecting current residents to the history of their town. The Museum asked Aaron to portray famed western painter Bill Gollings, who lived most of his life in Sheridan while selling his artwork all over the world. Below is a picture of Aaron as Gollings on Sept. 11 at the gravesite for Mr. Gollings.