In response to venue closures in March because of COVID-19, the Frankston Arts Centre moved swiftly to curate a digital series for patrons to enjoy from the comfort and safety of home. Including live music, Daytime Music + Theatre, virtual art exhibitions and creative participation opportunities, the program continues to bring audiences together despite our social distancing.
The free online series has so far included performances by Peninsula singer/songwriter Cam Tapp live streamed on Facebook, while Daytime Music + Theatre featured Kings of the High C with Roy Best, Alison Jones and Chris McKenna available to stream on demand on YouTube. The next performances in the series will be announced soon.
For many, the true joy of attending the theatre is in the shared experience with other audience members. Chris McKenna reflected on this after his recent live streamed performance in the empty FAC Theatre: “It was a wonderfully weird experience. To walk out to three cameras instead of 700 smiling patrons, you need a different mindset. We had to create our own energy as a lot of the time energy bounces up on to the stage from a live audience.”
Stay up to date with the FAC digital series and enjoy virtual art exhibitions at www.thefac.com.au
FRANKSTON ARTS CENTRE
A: 27-37 Davey St, Frankston
T: 9784 1060