4. The Thespians

Theater is big business in New York, and central to its cultural identity, but the novel coronavirus has brought it to a standstill, and thousands of actors, directors, writers, technicians, and support staff are left scrambling to figure out what the next couple of years might look like, and if their industry will survive at all. In this episode, Char speaks to Frank Hentschker, Executive Director of the Martin E. Segal Theater Center at the CUNY Graduate Center and Darrel Alejandro Holnes, Playwright and Professor at Medgar Evers College about the present and future of theater in the age of COVID.