EQT Children’s Theater Festival Features Virtual, Interactive Activities And Shows

The EQT Children’s Theater Festival kicks off this weekend for a 16-day run featuring six shows from around the world, as well as interactive activities and workshops.

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- The EQT children's theater festival kicks off tomorrow for the next 16 days, with six shows from around the world, as well as interactive activities and workshops. In the past the festival has been right in downtown Pittsburgh, but this year it's going to be mostly virtual. Since the pandemic began theater groups have learned how to make their shows more interactive to keep kids' attention. And because they're online schools that are farther away from the city are able to participate with virtual field trips to the festival.

PAM KOMAR: We think it's really important that the arts stay a part of the curriculum, and that there's opportunities for incorporating all different learning experiences through the arts, and making it easy.

- Now all the programming for schools is free this year, and for families at home it's $15 per device. Some of the productions are live, some are recorded, and you can get more details at KDKA.com/links, and Ken, I always love this festival. It's my favorite of the year, and I was seeing there are some with magic. You can learn magic. Science experiments. And get this. Homer Simpson doing Macbeth.

- Why not? OK.

- Sounds like fun.

- That'll be interesting. Good stuff, hope the fest goes well.