Waiting For The Host, a play for the stage or stream, set in the early days of the COVID pandemic, was the first American full-length play written and professionally produced for online theatre. It premiered in April 2020 under the title, Streaming Passion, directed by Rick Lombardo. Part II, Still Waiting, had its world premiere in June 2020 at Red House Arts in Syracuse directed by Hunter Foster. The play published by Dramatists Play Service, Inc. The play has been performed internationally, both live on stage and streaming.
“…a show that was specifically written to be performed remotely… The brainchild of playwright Marc Palmieri, [WAITING FOR THE HOST] just may be the first full-length work written for our new surreality.” —TDF Stages. “Call it a play within a play within a crisis… The play authentically flaunts all the glories and pitfalls of a typical online group session.” —NJ Star-Ledger “Waiting For the Host...allows a new work, a new approach to theater, a new approach to performing, a new approach to directing to take place and it is definitely entertaining. The play does not disappoint. It is real, raw, and brings some much-needed laughter; exactly what theater is supposed to do.” - Broadway World