NET/TEN Winter 2020/21 Remote Connection Mini-Grants Recipients
"These Mini-Grants give member artists and ensembles the opportunity to build relationships across distance by exploring remote connections for artistic and administrative exchanges, peer learning, and research."
UK Students Helping Theatre Organizations Go Virtual Worldwide
“I had the great pleasure of working with Ali Ray...as I wore the multiple hats of producer, playwright, director and panelist. Ali handled the tech of my short play’s livestream...I am so impressed with both of them and the grace, professionalism, compassion, kindness, proficiency and attention to detail they bring to every task. I can’t wait to get to work with them both again in the future!” - Christine Toy Johnson
Virtual Production of Donna Hoke's HEARTS OF STONE to Stream Live at WTFringe 2020
"Women's Theatre Festival was in the midst of their livestream production Freakshow, and it was clear their team had the technical expertise and creative vision to co-produce Donna's play in this way," says Elizabeth Douglas, AATP Executive Director.
Coming Soon to a Theatre Near You: WTF's Women+ Apprentices
"These emerging producers, designers, directors, and technicians are already changing the way theatre operates and a new kind of renaissance is coming."
NET/TEN Spring 2020 Remote Connection Mini-Grant Recipients
"NET is aiming to be responsive to the current situation with COVID with respect to restrictions of travel and gathering, and to identify equitable solutions for a broad membership of artists and ensembles from all across the country with a wide range of needs."
The Digital Theatre Learning Curve
"WTF Technical Production Manager Ali Ray–the gal coordinating all of this–speaks of the blending of traditional and novel tech in her WTF Con session Bridging the Gap to Virtual Stage Management. These kinds of hybrid roles are the lifeblood of safe theatre for the foreseeable future."
The Women’s Theatre Festival Makes a Power Play to Crack the Virtual-Theater Problem in "Freakshow"
"Stage manager Ali Ray is monitoring the incoming streams. She stays unflappable while crisply directing actors on Zoom to take down the feeds from their laptops, phones, and webcams, and then turn them on again in a certain order. Moments later, the show’s “grid,” now correctly sequenced, is restored and loaded into a powerful video-switching, design, and encoding application called OBS."