The Season of Reemergence cover of The Dramatist includes an illustration of a chrysalis hanging from a budding branch and emerging monarch butterfly
New York: Reopening and Reconnecting
Drawing of various stages of a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis by Ian Sklarsky
Art by Ian Sklarsky for The Dramatist

by Dominic D’Andrea

New York theatre is in a period of navigating reopening: audience building, programming, safety protocol, and risk-taking. There are still many stops and starts due to COVID: cancellations because of positive tests, navigating the tensions between public policy and audience comfortability, and trying to make productive choices for communities, staff, and artists. 

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Dominic D'Andrea
Dominic D’Andrea

(he/him) is a writer, director, producer, and community engagement professional based in the Hudson Valley. He directs programming and engagement at Queens Theatre in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, is an instructor in the MFA Program at the University of Idaho, and created/produced The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) for well over a decade.

Dawn Jamieson
Dawn Jamieson

began writing with Mangled Beams: Mohawk ironworkers clearing the beams at 9/11. Crooked Paths: Natives, political ambition, Medicare fraud. Silent Quest: search for abusive priest leads to a Native boy. Mush Hole: the residential schools that existed for 140 years to “take the Indian out of the Indians.”