Every time I finish watching a virtual production or taking a zoom acting class I feel an odd mix of connection and sadness. Although I love that the internet gives us the option of remaining in community when we are physically distancing, online theatre fails to provide us with what we love so much about live performance: gathering.
COVID-19 has created so much loss. Loss of life and loved ones. Loss of plans and careers and businesses and of the small joys that get us through the day. For actors in particular, it has been a time of incredible grief. We lost our industry as we know it, seemingly overnight.