OLD CITY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

KNOXVILLE'S

NEW HOME

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PERFORMING

ARTS

COVID-19 UPDATE

In the first few months of COVID-19 and the corresponding quarantine, the River & Rail team took a moment to step back and ask, “What does it mean to be a theatre-maker in this season of drastic change and isolation?”

We have always believed that theatre is the unique interaction that happens between storytellers and audience members who are present and breathing in a room together. That’s pretty hard to make happen right now. We love and deeply respect all of the exploration that we see other theatre-makers taking on right now in the world of Zoom and video conference, but we recognize how weary we can all become after sitting in front of a screen day after day.

So what do we do? How can we create? How do we best connect with our audience, our community?

We are excited to share our responses to these questions with you in the coming weeks and months. With compelling combinations of digital media and live experiences, we will seek to connect, encourage, grow and learn with you, our audience and community, as we all examine our own humanity in this time of change and uncertainty.

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