In the last year, we’ve seen two disruptions prompt real reckonings about what theater is, and what theater can be.
As the COVID-19 pandemic forced theaters around the world to close their doors, artists and organizations had to find creative ways to reach their audiences. And racial uprisings prompted theaters to question their relevance beyond what many consider, the “traditional” audience.
This hour on Disrupted, we talk to three members of the theater community in Connecticut about how the industry moves forward, and what lessons they’ve learned over the last year.
- Taneisha Duggan – Artistic Producer, TheaterWorks Hartford
- Dexter Singleton – Executive Artistic Director, Collective Consciousness Theatre
- Kristianna Smith – Owner and Cofounder, Via Arts
This program was produced by Anna Elizabeth, Catie Talarski, and James Szkobel-Wolff.