Presented with the support of the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division, Playwrights Ink, a collaborative of eight Southern California playwrights with more than 100 local and national productions to their collective credit, brings While You Wait to patrons in West Hollywood waiting in line at local businesses.

While You Wait offers the West Hollywood community bite-sized virtual theatre experiences by presenting eight one- to two-minute mini-plays, monologues, and animations, all examining the theme of waiting. Viewers will be able to connect to the videos by pointing their cell phone cameras at QR codes placed as stickers or banners at businesses and parks throughout the City while they wait in one of the many lines that are part of daily life during the COVID-19 pandemic as businesses seek to ensure social (physical) distancing by limiting occupancy. While You Wait videos will also be available to view online from September 18, 2020 through November 18, 2020 at

With theater audiences unlikely to gather in shared spaces for many months, While You Wait serves as a playful reminder that the show must go on(line) by taking theatre to people on the streets where they work, shop, and play.

For more information, please contact Joy Tribble, the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Technician, at (323) 848-6360 or at [email protected]. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.

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