Just as theatres in North Carolina began to announce their 2020-2021 seasons, their current seasons were forced to close. By early March, in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised against gatherings of 50 people or more. Almost in an instant, playwrights saw their productions, many of them world premieres, vanish. Needless to say, many dramatists have been hit hard by the closures. While we still don’t know when we’ll be able to gather again safely, theatre leaders have been working to figure out next steps.
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