Margaret Hall

Writer, Teacher, Historian

“One Year On” : Being an Artist When Your Artform is on Pause

On March 12th, 2020, The Broadway League announced a suspension of all performances in reaction to increased outbreaks of coronavirus throughout New York City. London theatres followed suit on March 16th. Regional theatres across the United States began to shutter on a rolling basis as infection rates rapidly spread, and what was supposed to be a month-long shutdown quickly turned into a year of fear, pain, and struggling to stay afloat.

To mark the one-year anniversary, I sat down with eight theatremakers, ranging from inventive regional and community theatre artists to a Broadway producer, in an attempt to examine just what it means to be an artist when your artform is on pause.

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