Theater in the Time of COVID

A roundtable with artistic directors of theaters across the US discussing their COVID pivots, challenges, and innovations on screens, phones, headphones, pop-ups, Zoom, and walking theater--how they are reinventing theater


Jerald Raymond (JR) Pierce, Associate Editor, American Theatre magazine


Samuel Buggeln,  Artistic Director, the Cherry Arts (Ithaca NY)

Andrew J. Hungerford, Producing Artistic Director, Know Theatre of Cincinnati

Ralph Lewis, Co-Founder, Co-Artistic Director, Peculiar Works Project, NYC 

The Cherry

THE CHERRY ARTS is a not-for-profit arts facilitator and presenting organization. It supports a wide range of artists and arts organizations, in a variety of disciplines. They do this primarily by hosting them, and their work, in:

THE CHERRY ARTSPACE. The Artspace is a flexible, multidisciplinary arts and performance venue located at 102 Cherry Street on the banks of the Cayuga Inlet in Ithaca’s West End. Click here to learn more!

The main focus of our support is THE CHERRY ARTISTS’ COLLECTIVE, a self-governing ensemble of locally-based professional artists. The Collective develops new performance works that are radically local, radically international, and formally innovative. In recent years, the Collective has presented new plays from countries including France, Germany, Serbia and Argentina, and commissioned innovative new performance works (including headphone walking-plays and plays incorporating video) from Ithaca-based writers.


The Cherry Art Space