Broadcast/Telecast/Webcast, Theatre

Appalachian State University: The COVID Chronicles: Monologues Created During the Pandemic

Fri., Oct. 2, 2020 at 7:00 PM ( Fri., Sep. 18, 2020 - Fri., Oct. 23, 2020 )

Online, , , NC


This theatre event is inspired by the popular 24-Hour Plays productions in New York City. The Appalachian production showcases the talents of as many as 67 different students, a number that includes 33 playwrights, 31 actors, and three student directors being mentored by theatre faculty members. 

Assistant Professor Dr. Derek Davidson, who conceived the idea for the production, said he expects the student-written pieces to cover topics ranging from the national Black Lives Matter movement and the local movement, BlackAtAppState, as well as social distancing, face masks, online and hybrid classes and other changes from the pandemic. 


The chronicles are presented free of charge (although donations are accepted) in four different “acts,” on Sept. 18, Oct. 2, Oct. 16 and Oct. 23, each of which is a free-standing episode live streamed via Zoom. Attendees can access each performance via a Zoom link on the department’s web page 15 minutes prior to each performance. 

In lieu of admission, contributions may be made to support the ongoing production expenses of the program via an online portal linked directly from the department website. Simply go to the “Give” link on the department’s webpage and enter a donation. 


Free, donations accepted


  • Friday, September 18, 2020 at 7:00 PM
  • Friday, October 2, 2020 at 7:00 PM
  • Friday, October 16, 2020 at 7:00 PM
  • Friday, October 23, 2020 at 7:00 PM