What Post-COVID Precautions Will Theaters Take Backstage to Protect Performers?

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Opening up?
I know quite a few theaters are planning on opening summer shows in June and July. Does anyone know what precautions they will be taking for the casts? I’ve seen so many articles about patrons but I was wondering what will be done backstage.” —MoreTigerBalm

Coronavirus and cancelled summer contracts?
“Starting a post for theaters who have cancelled their summer season.” —Tapchick798

Generals/CDs doing contests or monologue challenges?
Hi all! I’ve heard of multiple agents/CDs doing online contests, monologue challenges, or generals in this time of uncertainty. Share here when you hear of one!

“Here are some that I have seen:

“-CD Aaron Schoonover is giving one free 10–15-minute coaching to one random person who comments on his instagram post by Monday. IG: @schoonoverrrr

“-Leah Daniels-Butler Casting is hosting a monologue challenge on Instagram. Top 25 get a meeting with her. IG: @ldbcasting

“-@couloncasting is doing a virtual open call. Info on their IG.” —quack

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Casey Mink
Casey Mink is the senior staff writer at Backstage. When she's not writing about television, film, or theater, she is definitely somewhere watching it.
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