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Rethinking Theater In A Post-Pandemic World


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.


This program was produced by Anna Elizabeth, Catie Talarski, and James Szkobel-Wolff.

Catie Talarski is Senior Director of Storytelling and Radio Programming at Connecticut Public.
James Szkobel-Wolff is a producer for the Connecticut Public Radio’s weekly show Disrupted, hosted by Dr. Khalilah Brown-Dean.
Dr. Khalilah L. Brown-Dean is an award-winning scholar at Quinnipiac University, author, and host of Disrupted on WNPR.