Cover of The Dramatist Jan/Feb 2022: The Motivation Issue
Houston: The Slow Return to the Houston Stage
Actor on stage
Photo by Hulki Okan Tabak (Unsplash)

The closing of 2021 has seen a lot of changes in the live theatre community, with the return of most regional and community theatres in Houston. There is a sense of relief and uncertainty about the future of the stage. The main question: are audiences willing to come back to live theatre? Since the beginning of 2021, Texas Governor Abbott made it clear that they are not going to mandate vaccinations in public and private facilities despite the fears of the delta variant of COVID-19. Texas is one of the few states to have such loose legislation and mandates protecting their citizens against the virus.

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Eric C. Jones
Eric C. Jones

is a composer, lyricist, librettist, actor, and director. Eric is a Medford, Massachusetts-born, Minnesota and Texas-raised artist. He has been involved with the Christian theatre circuit since 1995. He is also the DG Regional Rep for Houston, TX.