Theater in Quarantine is an Obie and Drama League Award-winning performance laboratory dedicated to the exploration of the live theatrical experience in the digital space. Established in response to the pandemic by Founder Joshua William Gelb, TiQ has developed and live-streamed dozens of visually distinctive, original works to its YouTube channel, working out of a closet in the East Village that's only 8 sq feet.
Theater in Quarantine merges the live and the digital — embracing 21st century solutions to the question of "what is “theatrical”? Our digital and hybrid programming spans genres and styles, with world premieres of new plays, new musicals, adaptations of classic texts, dance, and site-specific art installations.
The accessibility of the digital form has allowed us to reach audiences around the globe, with our viewership growing from just a handful to thousands. Theater in Quarantine has been featured on NPR's All Things Considered, Japan's NHK Television, and has been profiled in The New Yorker and The New York Times. Within a single year Theater in Quarantine has been a four-time New York Times Critic's Pick as well as one of Vulture’s “Top 10 Best Theater Moments of 2020” and the New York Times' "Best Theater of 2021."
During the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic Theater in Quarantine was run by Co-Creative Directors Joshua William Gelb and Katie Rose McLaughlin, collaborating remotely with over a hundred collaborators and reaching audience across the globe. TiQ continues to create new and exciting digital performances for both in-person and digital audiences.