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Theatre and COVID-19


 

 

The links below have been collected by Drama League staff, alumni, artists and colleagues to share knowledge regarding COVID-19 and its impacts on our field.  This list is by no means comprehensive; it is intended more as a point of departure for your own explorations.  If you have suggestions for articles, resource lists, or story additions, please contact us at education@dramaleague.org with the URL address.

 

REOPENING PLANS, RESOURCES, AND GUIDES

  1. NY Forward: A Guide to Reopening New York & Building Back Better

  2. SDC Return to Stage and Performing Arts Playbook

  3. HERE Arts Center Comprehensive Reopening Plan

  4. NY Forward: Safety Plan Template

  5. Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide

  6. Roadmap for Recovery and Resilience For Theater

  7. Reopening NYC: What Workers Need To Know

  8. All in NYC: The Roadmap for Tourism's Reimagining and Recovery

  9. PACC Guide to Reopening Theatrical Venues

  10. Coronavirus Self Declaration Form Template

  11. COVID Theatre Think Tank

  12. Film Best Practices: New York Guide to Reopening

 

BEST PRACTICES FOR REHEARSAL, PRODUCTION AND PERFORMANCE

  1. Directing On Zoom

  2. Digital Liveness: A Historico-Philosophical Perspective

  3. Ten Changes for Stage Managers & Life Backstage in a COVID World

  4. 'We Can't Wait for a Vaccine': Experts Talk Strategy for Safely Producing Live Events

  5. Singing "No Riskier Than Talking" for Virus Spread

  6. Broadway Can Learn from South Korea’s Theatre Market During COVID-19

  7. What Socially Distanced Live Performance Might Look Like

  8. Will Socially Distanced Rehearsals Leave Space for Good Theater?

  9. Alliance Theatre: Healthy and Safety Practices for 2020-2021 Season

 

PANDEMIC THEATERMAKING

  1. For Your Ears Only: Broadway’s New Stage Is a Mic

  2. How New Theatre Work Is Evolving During the Pandemic

  3. Actors sheltering at home perform in live VR experiences

  4. Moving Your Content into the Digital World

 

THE AMERICAN THEATER: AFTER COVID-19

  1. Rebuilding A Better Theatre Industry Post-Pandemic

  2. What Could Socially Distanced Theatre Look Like?

  3. 25 Top Theater Minds Dream the Future

  4. Prepare for the Ultimate Gaslighting

  5. What Can We Do To Make Our Theatergoers More “Comfortable” Post COVID?

  6. What’s the future of live theater beyond COVID-19?

  7. Will Theater Come Back? What Will It Look Like When It Does?

  8. Report: Third of Theater Freelancers Considering Leaving Industry

 

NEXT STEPS: RETURNING TO LIVE PERFORMANCE

  1. No Going Back: A COVID-19 Cultural Strategy Activation Guide for Artists and Activists

  2. Quarantined actors, empty seats, temperature checks: Planning for a socially distanced — and pricey — return to live performances

  3. Most Theatregoers Won’t Come Back Immediately, Studies Show

  4. Upstate Will Be First to Test New York’s Arts Appetite

  5. Company Creates Drones to Disinfect Broadway Theaters

  6. Sir Cameron Mackintosh: 'Theatres could be closed until next year'

  7. The Fall of Autumn

  8. Broadway League President Hopes for January Re-Opening

  9. The Crown's Matt Smith and Claire Foy to Reunite in Lungs at the Old Vic

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THEATER PHILANTHROPY IN THE WAKE OF COVID-19

  1. COVID-19 Coronavirus: How Philanthropy Can Respond
  2. Foundations, Use Your Balance Sheet to Help
  3. Coronavirus and Civic Space: Preserving Human Rights During a Pandemic
  4. COVID-19 - Seven Things Philanthropy Can Do
  5. Philanthropy & COVID-19
  6. The Nonprofit Community Confronts the Coronavirus
  7. Philanthropy Roundtable: Philanthropy & COVID-19
  8. 6 Steps for Grant Makers to Take Now to Ensure Nonprofits Recover from Coronavirus Spread
  9. Philanthropy Needs to Trust Nonprofits Now More Than Ever
  10. How Philanthropy Can Respond to COVID-19