“At this the whole pack rose up into the air and came flying down upon her.” Illustration by Arthur Rackham, 1907.

EAC’s Children’s Theater Workshop has responded to building closure with a graceful pivot and plan for an online continuation of the group’s Alice in Wonderland production, originally planned for a May performance. “Of course the show will look very different,” said Mark Macey, director of the play. “We’ll continue to use the story of Alice in Wonderland as a jumping off point, but the experience will be much more fluid and less prescribed.”

“It grunted again so violently that she looked down into its face in some alarm.” Illustration by Arthur Rackham, 1907.

Macey wrote group members last week announcing plans, including video lessons to be posted each week. Cast and crew members have been challenged to submit assignments in response to each week’s lesson, whether in audio, video or word document format.

“An unusually large saucepan flew close by it, and very nearly carried it off.” Illustration by Arthur Rackham, 1907.

The final product to be shared will be a compilation of participants’ submissions, “A sort of tapestry that I’ll arrange and then stream on YouTube for the participants and the community,” said Macey.