Jobs I Lost to COVID-19
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):
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
Luciana - Comedy of Errors - Livermore Shakespeare Festival
Cassandra - Time After Time Again (Reading) - Ross Valley Players The Jester - The Bracebridge Dinner - Yosemite National Park
A-Town Throw Down (T.A.) Louisiana Boil (T.A.)
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