Preparing for the Return of Live Theater
Friday, November 13th, 2020 at 4:30
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: theater architect Fred Basch will talk about upgraded ventilation and other COVID-necessary improvements for safer theater spaces and accessory spaces, as well as low tech solutions for existing rehearsal spaces that could be used this winter. Plus the use of alternate performance spaces: lobbies, convention halls, empty retail spaces, outdoor dining locations, pedestrian plazas and closing streets for performances. Valerie D. Simmons, Senior Director, Facility Operations at the Public Theater, will talk about how one of NY's theater institutions is adapting for future reopening.