Theater in Quarantine

Joshua William Gelb + KatieRose McLaughlin

January 7

Theater in Quarantine is an online performance laboratory dedicated to the exploration of the theatrical experience inside the digital space. 

directed by Joshua William Gelb and Katie Rose McLaughlin.

Shortly after the coronavirus pandemic closed all theaters in mid-March, Joshua William Gelb transformed a 2' x 4' x 8’ closet inside his East Village apartment into a white-box theater. Along with Katie Rose McLaughlin, they set out to understand how artists can adapt to the digital form without sacrificing the integrity of the live event, as well as navigating how we can continue to responsibly collaborate while social distancing. Gelb’s work has been presented by Abrons Art Center, Ars Nova, LMCC Process Space, New Ohio, Joe's Pub, Polyphone Festival, and Target Margin is an associate artist with Sinking Ship, and teaches Theater Collaboration at Cooper Union. McLaughlin is the Associate Choreographer of Hadestown on Broadway, has been an artist-in-residence LMCC’s Process Space, Dance Lab New York, Kaatsbaan International Dance Center and her work has been presented by The Chocolate Factory, the Invisible Dog Art Center, HERE Arts Center, newMoves Contemporary Dance Festival, and the International Festival of Art & Ideas.

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The Exponential Festival is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).

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Art by Mark Toneff.