Coming Back to Live: Protocols, Persistence and Projections
Friday 8/20 , 2021 at 4:30 eastern time
Community Gathering on Zoom - register with the bright red reservation box to receive the Zoom link. These gatherings are a service for the theater community and are offered free for TRU members; we ask that non-members help keep us running by making a donation or joining as a member.
In the room: Jonathan Hogue, producer/writer of Stranger Sings!, the first new musical to open since COVID hit; Edward Einhorn artistic director of Untitled Theatre Company #61, producer of Alma Baya, a sci-fi absurdist drama that uses a combination of live and streamed performance; and Iben Cenholt, technologist for the streaming of Alma Baya. How difficult was it to find a safe plan for opening a live performance? What were the minimum requirements for feeling safe enough to bring in audiences? Was it challenging finding a venue that fit those requirements? What are the protocols in place, both backstage and in the theater? How has the audience response been? Have there been compromises, or have there been unexpected advantages?