Working in the Theatre: Creating in Quarantine

On March 12, 2020, the American theatre community began to close, but creativity and theatrical presentation didn’t stop. These five performers quickly saw an opportunity to produce, to fundraise, and to use digital and performative platforms to cultivate empathy and art.

Telly Leung, Kathryn Gallagher, Eden Espinosa, George Salazar, and Peter Michael Marino, each with their own voice, their own platforms, and their own coping mechanisms rose to the occasion to make us all feel a little bit closer to the stage, even if it meant using a phone or computer to get there.

As we continue on this unforeseen journey, we are grateful for these artists and all those out there creating in quarantine. We see you.

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American Theatre Wing’s Working in the Theatre documentary series features the most fascinating people on the stage, behind the scenes, and in the audience. From Tony Awards® and Obie Awards® winning artists to the next generation of theatre makers, we capture theatre’s inner-workings, industry luminaries, and unique stories that surround important work.