The topic that the entire world can't escape: the public health situation regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Listed below are the cancellations and postponements that have been announced in the New Orleans performing arts scene.
Cancellations and Postponed Events
presented by Le Petit Théâtre Du Vieux Carré Tennessee Williams Literary Festival In The Bar of a Tokyo Hotel Presented by The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans Two Tales From the End of the World Presented by Beaubourg Theatre - POSTPONED
Presented by Slotted Spoon Productions- POSTPONED
With every cancellation comes a huge financial stress on the artists, companies, and workers associated with the production. Please keep this mind and if you are able, consider donating your already purchased ticket to help our theatre community in this hard time.
If You Go a Show This Weekend
Not all theatre and dance events are cancelled and you may be planning to go to a performance this weekend. In light of the current spread of the COVID-19 virus, we encourage certain safety measures be taken if you choose to go to a show:
DON'T GO TO A SHOW IF YOU ARE FEELING SICK (even if you just have a mild cough. Don't risk it)
WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN WHEN IN PUBLIC SPACES AND TRY TO NOT TOUCH HIGH VOLUME SURFACES
LIMIT PHYSICAL CONTACT WITH OTHERS (instead of a handshake or hug try a fist bump!)COUGH AND SNEEZE INTO YOUR ELBOW (not in your hand)
IF YOU ARE OVER THE AGE OF 60 OR HAVE A COMPROMISED IMMUNE SYSTEM CONSIDER STAYING HOME
Supporting local art is important but keeping yourself safe and stopping the spread of the Coronavirus to vulnerable members of our community is most important right now. Be smart, be safe.
Resources for Artists and Freelance Workers
The National Performance Network (based here in New Orleans) released a wonderful newsletter this week with resources for artists, teachers, freelance workers, and arts organizations negatively impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
For More Information CLICK HERE