Local man creates a 'virtual theatre' with help from local actors

Barnum's Acting Studio hosts a virtual stage where both local and national actors perform.

WEST FARGO— Zoom is being used for all sorts of things during this pandemic and now a West Fargo native is turning the video chat platform into a virtual theatre.

Sixteen actors with Barnum's Acting Studio, some local along with others from across the country are bringing the stage to your living room.

They are performing two intense dramas that audiences can log onto from anywhere and watch on Zoom.

Actors have been rehearsing together over zoom for the last two months and invested in ring lights, updated internet speeds, and bought new laptops to give the audience the best performance they can.

"We've created the connection that needs to happen with in a play--that people can watch from their living rooms these plays are so powerful and more important that actors have just done such great work developing their characters," says Barnum who is both directing and acting in the play.


"A hatful of rain" is next Saturday, September 26 and "When we were young and unafraid" is Saturday, September 19.

Barnum says the best part is bringing back the arts to his hometown of West Fargo.

Tickets to the virtual performances are $5 dollars. You can email justinjbarnum@gmail to be sent to the Zoom link and for more information.

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