For CUNY Artists, All the Zoom’s Their Stage

CITY COLLEGE–Alexandra de Suze sits in front of her laptop, dressed in a makeshift Shakespearean costume. She’s performing in “Outrageous Fortune,” a comedy by Rebecca Salomonsson where Shakespeare’s characters come together in a self-help group and work through their tragedies.

Normally, she would perform before a packed audience on an Off-Broadway stage. Now, she creates work with the help of Zoom. “Why should we stop creating just because [theaters] are shut down?” she says with a big smile on her face. “If ever there’s a time to keep creating, [it’s now] because this is the way we express ourselves.”