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Arts Partnership Success Story

Posted October 1, 2020

Theater Innovation in the Pandemic

Shortly after all live productions were shut down due to the pandemic, the Artistic Director of The Cherry Arts, Sam Buggeln, asked six writers from around the world to collaborate on Felt Sad, Posted a Frog (and other streams of global quarantine). These collaborations were then live-streamed by thirteen members of The NY Cherry Artists’ Collective from May 1-9, 2020.

Sam described the experience as “truly intense.” When approaching potential playwrights, reactions ran the gamut from “Some people being very enthusiastic, exchanging emails in multiple languages at once, all grateful to be asked to do something in these turbulent times. On the other end of the spectrum, one French writer was under the extremely stringent lockdown in Paris in a 300 square foot flat with a spouse and toddler—they said...  Read more