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7 Rooms: The Masque of the Red Death By July 28th - August 15th, 2021

Flat Earth Theatre presents a radically collaborative virtual theatre experience in 7 Rooms: The Masque of the Red Death. We've united seven local playwrights and seven local directors to construct…

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Postponed: 7 Rooms Reprise

Our 7 Rooms playwrights, directors, actors, and other collaborators brought an important issue to our attention. In our haste to make 7 Rooms: the Masque of the Red Death available to audiences again, we had made some mistakes. We were so excited to broadcast this reprise for Halloween that we did not take the time to make sure that all our collaborators were involved and empowered around the re-use of their work.

There is very little norm or precedent for virtual theatre; we are all creating new rules as we learn to navigate this new medium, and Flat Earth Theatre is trying to do so in an equitable way. Over the past week, we have been in conversation with our collaborators and seeking a path forward, but have come to the difficult realization that it is not possible to re-broadcast this show this October in a way that is fair and comfortable for our full team.

We will therefore be indefinitely postponing the 7 Rooms reprise.

As the theatre-making landscape changes, both virtually and live on stages, we want to help establish new norms for the theatre community and for ourselves. We are endlessly grateful to be part of a circle of collaborators that so emphasizes equity, inclusion, and respect for artists. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from our collaborators as we continue to clarify our values as a company, and we welcome and invite these conversations as we continue to grow as theatremakers.

The Masquerade begins July 28th

Your long-awaited invitation to Prospero's end-of-the-world party has finally arrived! We are proud to announce the dates for the masquerade, which will stream live July 28th through August 15th, 2021 over Zoom.

All tickets are Pay-What-You-Can and are available now on TicketLeap. 7 Rooms: The Masque of the Red Death is a limited-time engagement and will not be available once it closes, so don't miss your chance to experience the party to end all parties!

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7 Gifts for 7 Rooms of Prospero's Plague Palace

You are cordially invited to Prospero’s masquerade

Enter one of our seven decadent rooms, filled with everything for our masked revellers to weather out the end of the world in style. A lavish party needs supplies, entertainers, food, drink, and other merriment to delight our many guests and distract them from the horrors outside the gates...

And that’s where you come in!

Check out our new campaign to fund all seven rooms of 7 Rooms: The Masque of the Red Death.

Support Prospero's Plague Palace

Announcing the Masqueraders of 7 Rooms

We've united seven local playwrights and seven local directors to construct seven new short plays to fill the unique rooms of the famous manor from Edgar Allan Poe's deliciously macabre short story.

7 Rooms: The Masque of the Red Death will be presented virtually in July 2021. Exact dates and times to be announced.

Meet the Playwrights and Directors!

We're also still seeking podded actors and staff to inhabit the house. Auditions for actors will be held virtually Thursday, April 29.

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Calls for 7 Rooms: The Masque of the Red Death, a New Works Project

Flat Earth Theatre seeks to assemble 7 playwrights, 7 directors, podded actors, and staff/crew members with diverse identities, backgrounds, experiences, styles, and creative voices to collaborate on a new works project inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's deliciously macabre short story "The Masque of the Red Death."

The show will be presented virtually in the Summer 2021, currently targeting early July. Visit our Work With Us page to learn more and sign up to join our masquerade!

Sign up now!

Info Session / Q&A

Thinking about submitting but want to know more? We're hosting an Open Info Session to chat with our fellow Poe fans about our masquerade! Join us for free Tuesday, March 30, 7:30pm EDT!

Register for the Q&A for free!