Chester Theatre Company hosting online panel on theater re-openings

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The Berkshire Eagle

CHESTER — Chester Theatre Company is hosting an online panel discussion Aug. 6 on theater re-openings and the state of theater in the age of COVID-19. The free Zoom event begins at 2 p.m.

The discussion will be led by New York publicist and producer Matt Ross, founder of COVID-19 Theatre Think-Tank, a consortium of more than three dozen professionals helping theaters plan for the future in the wake of COVID-19.

In addition to founding the COVID-19 Theatre Think-Tank, Ross has represented more than 30 Broadway and off-Broadway productions. He also has represented the launch of NBC's "Smash," New York's Signature Theatre Company and LAByrinth Theater Company, and Washington D.C.'s Signature Theatre.

In addition to Ross, panelists are Broadway company manager Penny Daulton, and production stage manager Beverly Jenkins, both of whom are members of the COVID-19 Theatre Think-Tank. Joining them will be CTC producing artistic director Daniel Elihu Kramer.

The panel will discuss the state of the field, and the latest in the group's findings on the process of re-opening theaters across the country. Participants will have an opportunity to submit questions online.

Advance registration is required. Registration will close at 5 p.m. Aug. 4 or when the event is full.

To register, visit the blog section of chestertheatre.org or Chester Theatre Company's Facebook page.

Additional information is available by phone at 413-354-7770, or online at chestertheatre.org.

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