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Best Artful Adaptation to the Pandemic: Brian Feldman's '#txtshow' goes global

Best Artful Adaptation to the Pandemic


Brian Feldman's '#txtshow' goes global

As coronavirus canceled live entertainment, countless performers turned to digital streaming, but if anyone was born to capitalize on this crazy moment, it's Orlando Weekly's favorite performance artist, Brian Feldman. After all, he sealed himself inside a skill crane arcade machine and sang musicals over the telephone long before social distancing was a thing. So it's apropos that Feldman has spent his quarantine on a virtual "world tour," performing his signature audience-interactive experiment #txtshow in Rhode Island, Colorado, even Australia – all from the safety of his Washington, D.C., apartment.