Even though they couldn’t stage productions with lights, sound design, costumes and a live audience, during the pandemic Minnesota’s many theater companies lived their industry’s credo: The show must go on. Some companies worked outdoors, others offered livestreams and virtual performances and some went deep to offer pandemic-specific programming.
Now that Broadway has reopened and many local venues are returning with masks and social distancing, theater directors and their companies are taking what they learned during the quarantine and applying it to their futures.
Guest host Euan Kerr checked in with Minnesota theater directors on life during the pandemic and returning to the stage in all its forms.
Joseph Haj is the artistic director of the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis
Kevin West is general manager, artistic associate and director of the Capri After School Theater in Minneapolis
Lily Tung Crystal is the artistic director of Theater Mu in St. Paul
Use the audio player above to listen to the full conversation.
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