Livestream of Orlando Shakes children's production reaches thousands of students statewide

click to enlarge Livestream of Orlando Shakes children's production reaches thousands of students statewide
via Orlando Shakes
The live stream of Orlando Shakes' production of Jack and the Beanstalk reached 4,663 students across the state, many of them in Title 1 schools.

The live stream by local company Skystorm Productions was broadcast to schools in 18 counties in Florida, and included a live talkback with the cast and crew after the show.

"Through the live stream, we are able to reach underserved students beyond our community," Orlando Shakes director of education Anne Hering said. "We are working towards the continued growth of our live stream programming to share the world of theater with every student."

Around 40 percent of the students who watched the live stream were experiencing live theater for the first time, according to a press release.

The Orlando Shakes hopes to expand their live stream programming in the future.

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