Theaters are anxious to resume, and most artistic directors say that people want to see theater, but safely.
Right now, several theaters in Connecticut are trying different approaches to fulfilling these needs. Those that are doing so are relying on digital streaming of productions or a combination of live performances with a limited audience and streaming.
Music Theatre of Connecticut, or MTC as it is usually called, is a small established theater in Norwalk. It was one of only three theaters in the east (and maybe nationwide) to receive permission from Actor’s Equity to resume productions. According to artistic director Kevin Connors that involved jumping through many hoops that dealt with rehearsals, safety, air exchange and more. Plus MTC had to comply with all of Connecticut’s Phase 2 regulations.