Welp. Best-laid plans, right?
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a couple of my upcoming theatre events have been cancelled/postponed:
-The staged reading of LA FEE VERTE at Best Medicine Rep has been indefinitely postponed. Click here to donate and help them out. Click here to read LA FEE VERTE on the New Play Exchange.
-Same Boat Theater Collective's production of THE EMERYVILLE HORROR has been moved to July 2020.
As of this moment, upcoming productions of EXPOSURE (despite the name, it has nothing to do with viruses!) and COFFEE LADY have not been postponed, but so much right now is uncertain. It's possible they will have to happen later, or in a different format, than currently planned.
On the positive side...
Theatre artists (and artists in general) are incredibly persistent, resourceful, and resilient. (We have to be, with all the rejections we get! :D ) Theatre has been around since the dawn of humankind, and I have no doubt it will overcome this, as difficult and devastating as it has been for so many of us. In the meantime, I'm keeping busy. I am honored to be included in this article in the LA Times about playwrights teaching online classes. You can learn more about the class and register here. I've also got a couple of new plays in the works, along with a new YA novel.
Keep writing! Support one another! <3
Bridgette Dutta Portman
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