Jobs I Lost to COVID-19

August 3, 2020

The pandemic is effecting us all in a myriad of different ways, but I am watching my career disappear and the work of my friends and fellow artists disappear. Theatre will probably be one of the last jobs to come back - and for a bunch of companies who already were functioning off small budgets, we don't know what that means. I don't anticipate being able to make my full living in the arts like I was and have been for the majority of my adult life. This hurts my soul. I don't know what this means for the arts in general. I don't know what it means for myself, my friends, my colleagues, or really anyone I know. I do know theatre won't disappear. It's been around since the dawn of time. Storytelling is essential to humanity and that is really all theatre is in it's core. Theatre will continue. It will not die... But for those of us in theatre - the future is more uncertain. I have been sad and afraid... and I mourn the loss of the jobs that I was excited for, for the career I have built, but more importantly the career that is my passion and my true love. 

For the sake of artists and others who have lost their livelihoods - please wear a mask, practice social distancing, and take care of each other. Times are tough and we all need community support.

 

I need to put this somewhere because I was so excited. I had a year planned of new projects, of taking big steps in my career, of working with people I've always wanted to work with, and this was just the beginning. So here it is... this was going to be my 2020 before the pandemic cost us our jobs and others' their lives. 

 

Here is a list of jobs I have lost this year (Note - these were just the confirmed jobs by Mid-March):

Fight Directing

Poor Yella Rednecks - ACT (co-FD)
Athena - BATCO
Romeo and Juliet - Marin Shakespeare Festival
Comedy of Errors - Livermore Shakespeare Festival
Comedy of Errors - Shakespeare on the Vine
Anonymous - ACT Youth Conservatory
Rough Magic - ACT MFA2
Spring Awakening the Musical - University of SF

The Fantastiks - Center Rep

Acting

Luciana - Comedy of Errors - Livermore Shakespeare Festival

Cassandra - Time After Time Again (Reading) - Ross Valley Players
The Jester - The Bracebridge Dinner - Yosemite National Park

SAFD Workshops

A-Town Throw Down (T.A.)
Louisiana Boil (T.A.)

Teaching

Subbing for So Wise So Young with Livermore Shakespeare Festival
Last 3 workshops in my Shakespeare as Fight Director Series at SF Shakes

Fight Work with Bay Area Shakespeare Camps

Fight Like A Girl with Shakespearience

Shows Cancelled Mid-Run Due to Covid-19

Gloria - ACT

The Lady Scribblers - Custom Made Theatre Co

Don Giovanni - Pocket Opera

Clickbait - Awesome Theatre

Romeo and Juliet - ACT Will on Wheels

 

 

 

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