Television fans know actress/playwright Regina Taylor for her roles in such television programs as “I’ll Fly Away,” “The Black List,” “Elementary,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and more, but in the midst of the pandemic, fans are seeing her work through The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis where she has directed and curated a new work, “Love And Kindness in the Time of Quarantine.”
Taylor, who is an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Playwright-in-Residence, says that the program will stream online for free until January 2021.
Love and Kindness in the Time of Quarantine features a blend of songs and monologues examining nine different perspectives during the COVID-19 pandemic and reflecting on the search for light in this seemingly dark moment in our collective history.
Love and Kindness in the Time of Quarantine features nationally renowned writers Dustin Chinn, Connie Congdon,Isaac Gomez and Octavio Solis as well as local favorites Tre’von Griffith, Carter W. Lewis, Mariah Richardson and Tonina. The performance features acclaimed stage and screen actors including Kathleen Chalfant, Brian D. Coats, Peter Gerety, Cedric Lamar and Karen Rodriguez.
“As an artist, I’ve observed the human spirit hungry for care and connection during this quarantine time. What can we do to fill ourselves with love?” comments Taylor, who has received numerous awards in her career, including the Golden Globe. “I’m grateful to the wonderful collection of artists who have written pieces that connect our community to art and connect art to life. Together, we can bear witness to what affects us in this time and share those experiences.”
Love and Kindness in the Time of Quarantine may be viewed on repstl.org The Rep’s YouTube channel.
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