The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a series of changes and limitations to theatre and the performing arts. Storefront theatre, improv, and stand-up comedy have been particularly affected given the nature of live performances and audience participation. And yet, artists, managers, and directors have been incredibly inventive and adaptive finding new and safe ways to bring their art and comedy to virtual audiences. With COVID-19 vaccinations underway, what do those who work in theatre expect to change in a post-pandemic world?
This conversation on the Future of Chicago Theatre features the following panelists:
- Miranda Gonzalez, Artistic Director of UrbanTheater Company UrbanTheater Company (Humboldt Park)
- Jorge Silva, Managing Director of the Neo-Futurist Theatre (Andersonville)
- Evan Linder, Playwright, Co-Founder of the New Colony Theatre (Wicker Park)
- Shade Murray, Ensemble Member of A Red Orchid Theatre Company (Lincoln Park)
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