a festival of works using the post as a theatrical medium
Post Theatrical is a whole season of plays-by-mail with theatre companies and artists across the globe. The project, dreamed up and facilitated by RealTime, consists of a variety of plays and theatrical experiences—all to do with mail—including our own play, The Birth of Paper. See the project locations and participating companies and lead writers/creators on the Post Theatrical website.
Post Theatrical in the news:
“The most ambitious initiative yet may well be Post Theatrical, which encompasses 13 “mail-based theatrical experiences” from companies in the United States, Lebanon and Hong Kong.”–The New York Times, Feb. 3, 2012
“From sci-fi mysteries to history lessons, theatremakers are putting their own stamp on snail mail exchanges.” –American Theatre, Oct. 2020
“[RealTime’s Post Theatrical] functions partly as support group, partly as production think tank, partly as idea incubator.”–Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 24, 2021
“You’ve got mail! With the help of some incredible creativity (and the postal service) a number of companies have taken their shows offstage, offline, and straight into your mailbox, delivering an entirely new, interactive theatrical medium.” –BroadwayWorld, Feb 20, 2021